About the Author
Jane Austen (1775-1817) began writing Pride and Prejudice (1813) when she was 22 years old. She is also the author of Emma (1816) and Sense and Sensibility (1811).
"The best-loved book by our best-loved novelist." —Independent
"An incredibly funny, very upmarket love story with an enchanting heroine and the perfect romantic hero: a tartar with a heart of gold." —Jilly Cooper
"The Mozart opera of novels and again a transcendent union of structure and content in which unhappy marriage is the reward for those who show a weakness of character and lifelong happiness is a province reserved only for those 'who truly know themselves.' " —Kate Atkinson
"For those of us who suspect all the mysteries of life are contained in the microcosm of the family, that personal relationships prefigure all else, the work of Jane Austen is the Rosetta Stone of literature." —Anna Quindlen
"The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste." —Virginia Woolf