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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - First Edition - 1833 - from Lasting Words Ltd (SKU: 019004)

Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

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  • hardcover
  • First
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UK: Bentley, 1833. 1s Edition 1833. The first one volume edition and the first illustrated edition with a frontispiece illustration and a smaller vignette on the engraved title. Three quarter leather binding from the 1950's. The book is very good with light rubbing to edges and boards. Light surface cracking to leathr face. Spine darkened. Hinges very good and in nice sound condtion. Contents quite good with light foxing and marking to the two engraved plates. Title page and frontis age toned and foxed. More images can be taken upon request. Ref15278. First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

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.

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Bookseller
Lasting Words Ltd GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
019004
Title
Pride and Prejudice
Author
Jane Austen
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Bentley
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1833
Size
24mo - over 5" - 5�" tall

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foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...[more]
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]
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]
First Edition
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
vignette
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