Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition (Hardback)
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Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 01/10/2010
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Along with the plays of William Shakespeare and the works of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen's novels are among the most beloved books of Western literature. Pride and Prejudice (1813) was in Austen's lifetime her most popular novel, and it was the author's personal favorite. Adapted many times to the screen and stage, and the inspiration for numerous imitations, it remains today her most widely read book. Now, in this beautifully illustrated and annotated edition, distinguished scholar Patricia Meyer Spacks instructs the reader in a larger appreciation of the novel's enduring pleasures and provides analysis of Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Lady Catherine, and all the characters who inhabit the world of Pride and Prejudice. This edition will be treasured by specialists and first-time readers, and especially by devoted Austen fans who think of themselves as Friends of Jane. In her Introduction, Spacks considers Austen's life and career, the continuing appeal of Pride and Prejudice, and its power as a stimulus for fantasy (Maureen Dowd, writing in The New York Times, can hold forth at length on Obama as a Darcy-figure, knowing full well her readers will "understand that she wished to suggest glamour and sexiness"). Her Introduction also explores the value and art of literary annotation. In her running commentary on the novel, she provides notes on literary and historical contexts, allusions, and language likely to cause difficulty to modern readers. She offers interpretation and analysis, always with the wisdom, humor, and light touch of an experienced and sensitive teacher.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674049161
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 1450 g
Dimensions: 241 x 229 x 38 mm
Edition: Annotated edition

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“Pride and Prejudice”

My favourite story of all time. How can one rival the elegance of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'? '

Paperback edition
17th September 2009
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Having read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I thought it was about time I read the original, although now I am honestly wondering why. This type of romantic period fiction is obviously not my thing as I found pretty... More

Paperback edition
27th March 2015
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“An Austen Classic!”

Austen's place in the English literary canon has remained solid since F.R. Leavis in his influential book 'The Great Tradition' listed her as one of the greatest English novelists. For the average... More

Paperback edition
3rd July 2014
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