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Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen - Hardcover - 1907 - from The World of Rare Books and Biblio.co.uk

Pride And Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Condition: Acceptable


J. M. Dent & Co., 1907. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1907. 336 pages. No dust jacket. Light blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Contains colour illustrated plates. Pages are slightly tanned with rough cut edges, light cracking to hinges exposing netting causing rear board to be a little limp. Light water staining and moderate foxing inside, gilt to the text block top. Heavier tanning to the endpapers. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and tanning around the edges of soiled boards. Spine is tanned with heavy edge wear. Half of rear joint is split with cloth fraying and binding exposed. Book has a slight forward lean. Front board has some light black spot staining to front board.

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.


  • Bookseller: The World of Rare Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1549303343EMB
  • Title: Pride And Prejudice
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Acceptable
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co.
  • Date published: 1907


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On Jan 5 2016, 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, 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.

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