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Pride and Prejudice

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Zusatztext “The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste.”  —Virginia Woolf “Nobody has ever been slyer with characters than Austen.”  —Marlon James! “My 10 Favorite Books!” in T: The New York Times Style Magazine Informationen zum Autor Jane Austen, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in Hampshire in 1775, and later lived in Bath and the village of Chawton. As a child and teenager, she wrote brilliantly witty stories for her family's amusement, as well as a novella, Lady Susan . Her first published novel was Sense and Sensibility , which appeared in 1811 and was soon followed by Pride and Prejudice , Mansfield Park and Emma . Austen died in 1817, and Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published posthumously in 1818. Klappentext Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series! designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith! these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful! tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy! she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane! she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows! Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships!gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. Chapter I It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. "My dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?" Mr. Bennet replied that he had not. "But it is," returned she; "for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it." Mr. Bennet made no answer. "Do not you want to know who has taken it?" cried his wife impatiently. "You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it." This was invitation enough. "Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it that he agreed with Mr. Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week." "What is his name?" "Bingley." "Is he married or single?" "Oh! single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!" "How so? how can it affect them?" "My dear Mr. Bennet," replied his wife, "how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them." "Is that his design in settling here?" "Design! nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes." "I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley might like you the best of the party." "My dear, you flatter me. I certainly have had my share of beauty, but I do not pretend to be any thing extraordinary now. When a woman has five grown up daughters, she ought to give...

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Authors Jane Austen, Coralie Bickford-Smith, Vivien Jones, Claire LaMont, Anne Rees Jones, Tony Tanner
Assisted by Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustration), Vivie Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction), Claire LaMont (Foreword), Tony Tanner (Introduction)
Publisher Penguin Books Uk
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 06.11.2008
EAN 9780141040349
ISBN 978-0-14-104034-9
No. of pages 480
Dimensions 138 mm x 204 mm x 40 mm
Series Penguin Classics
Clothbound Classics
A Penguin Classics Hardcover
Penguin Clothbound Classics
Penguin Classics
A Penguin Classics Hardcover
Penguin Clothbound Classics
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

England, Romance, FICTION / Romance / General, FICTION / Literary, Early 19th century c 1800 to c 1850

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