Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen
- Pub. Date: November 1995
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Format: Hardcover , 304pp
- Sales Rank: 522,430
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's perfect comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. "Pride and Prejudice seems as vital today as ever," writes Anna Quindlen in her introduction to this Modern Library edition. "It is a pure joy to read." Eudora Welty agrees: "The gaiety is unextinguished, the irony has kept its bite, the reasoning is still sweet, the sparkle undiminished. [It is] irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be."
This volume is the companion to the BBC television series, a lavish production aired on the Arts and Entertainment Network.
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I LOVE Pride And Prejudice. I can never get enough of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Their story transcends time. To me the book and the A&E version of the movie go hand and hand because Colin Firth is the epitome of Mr. Darcy. You would think that him and Mr. Darcy were the same HOT person....lol. I LOVE all of Jane Austen's novels BUT Pride And Prejudice is the BEST by far. I so believe EVERYONE in this world NEEDS to read this book. I feel it should be a prerequisite in school. This is such a great work of literature that everyone should experience it for themselves. If you are BIG on classic books or just want to read a great story you really should check this book out for yourself and feel the magic that Miss Austen has woven in the tale of Mr. Darcy and His Elizabeth Bennet.
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