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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Hardcover - 1894 - from PWK Books (SKU: Y30)

Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice: with a preface by George Saintsbury and illustrations by Hugh Thomson

by Jane Austen

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  • hardcover
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Beautiful 19th-century edition of Austen's classic novel. Dark green leather with fantastic gilt stamping on front and spine. Jade-green endpapers. Preface by Saintsbury and dedication by Thomson to J. Comyns Carr. Text block gilt all edges. Filled with B&W illustrations and ornate chapter ornaments.

FON on front pages dated 1896.

Cover has wear and staining, with fraying on corners and top & heel of spine. Spine is cocked. Endpapers are cracked and chipped. Pages are age tanned with some stains.

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
PWK Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
Y30
Title
Pride and Prejudice
Author
Jane Austen
Illustrator
Hugh Thomson
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good-
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Macmillan & Co
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1894
Keywords
austen, pride and prejudice, staintsbury, thomson
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Size
5 1/2 x 7 1/2

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cracked
In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate,...[more]
age tanned
Age tanning, or browning, occurs over time on the pages of books.  This process can show up on just the edges of pages,...[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]
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]
cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not...[more]
heel
The lower most portion of the spine when the book is standing vertically.
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]

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