Pride and Prejudice (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

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Elizabeth Bennett is young, clever, and attractive, but she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security in the shape of husbands. The arrival of the pleasant nice Mr. Bingley and the obscenely arrogant Mr. Darcy in the neighborhood turns all of their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity, and love.

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).

Praise For…

"The best-loved book by our best-loved novelist."  —Independent

"How could these novels ever seem remote . . . the gaiety is unextinguished today, the irony has kept its bite, the reasoning is still sweet, the sparkle undiminished, as comedies they are irresistibly and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be."  —Eudora Welty

"[Jane Austen] has a talent for describing the involvements of feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with."  —Sir Walter Scott

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780099511151
ISBN-10: 0099511150
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication Date: June 1st, 2008
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics