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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Hardcover - 1898 - from E C Books (SKU: 032624)

Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

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About This Item

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898 A good early reprint of this edition, first published in 1895, with numerous black and illustrations by Charles E Brock. With introduction by Austin Dobson. In contemporary half leather binding with gilt decorations and titles to the spine, and marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Top page edges gilt. The binding has wear to the top and bottom of the spine and some rubbing to the joints. The spine is lightly sunned. There is wear to edges. Contents are complete and in very good clean condition. The tissue guard to the frontispiece is very spotty and the frontispiece and title are lightly toned. There is a mark at the bottom page edge of pp 339-342 and general spotting at the foredge.

Synopsis

Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen. First published on 28 January 1813, it was her second published novel. Its manuscript was initially written between 1796 and 1797 in Steventon, Hampshire, where Austen lived in the rectory. Originally called First Impressions, it was never published under that title, and in following revisions it was retitled Pride and Prejudice.

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On Jan 5 2016, a reader said:
this is my #1 favorite book of all the Jane Austen books. i love the way elizabeth and darcy talk to each other.
On Jun 5 2014, a reader said:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is listed by many as a universal Classic and, rightfully, frequents many “Must Read” lists.

Elizabeth Bennett lives in a small country estate. Daughter to a poor country gentleman who has four other daughters, her prospects of marriage are slim. That doesn’t bother Elizabeth, however. She is beautiful, smart, opinionated, strong-willed and in no hurry to find a husband. Her mother, who frequently embarrasses her and her older sister Jane by pushing them at any eligible bachelor, has other plans for her. While at a public ball, she is introduced to mild-mannered pleasant Mr. Bingley who is taken by Jane instantly. Also in attendance is Mr. Bingley’s best friend Mr. Darcy. Mr. Darcy is handsome and rich but gives the impression of distaste when introduced to Elizabeth. Throughout the story, they constantly misunderstand and miss-judge each other making many nearly grievous mistakes.

If you are anything like me, you will be just as frustrated with Elizabeth as she learns Mr. Darcy’s true character and how to let go of her objections to love and simply fall.

This is truly my all-time favorite book so far. I read it at least once a year, usually around Christmastime. Given that Austen’s writing describes this time-period so intricately, I can picture myself as Elizabeth Bennett every time I read it. And, just like Elizabeth Bennett, I fall in love with Mr. Darcy every time as well.

Details

Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032624
Title
Pride and Prejudice
Author
Jane Austen
Illustrator
Charles E Brock
Format/binding
Half-Leather
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Macmillan and Co., Limited
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1898
Keywords
jane austen; pride and prejudice brock; illustrated austen; nineteenth century austen
Bookseller catalogs
LITERATURE; Fiction;
Size
12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

Glossary

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
Marbled boards
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sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight.  Very strong fluorescent light can cause...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.

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