Pride and Prejudice (Modern Library)

Austen, Jane

9780679783268

ISBN 10: 0679783261 / 0-679-78326-1
ISBN 13: 9780679783268
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Softcover
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Introduction by Anna Quindlen
Commentary by Margaret Oliphant, George Saintsbury, Mark Twain, A. C. Bradley, Walter A. Raleigh, and Virginia Woolf
 
“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 witty 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. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works,” and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as “irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.”
 
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

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Elizabeth Bennet is the perfect Austen heroine: intelligent, generous, sensible, incapable of jealousy or any other major sin. That makes her sound like an insufferable goody-goody, but the truth is she's a completely hip character who ,if provoked, is not above skewering her antagonist with a piece of her exceptionally sharp, yet always polite, 18th-century wit. The real point of the book though, the critical question which will keep you fixated throughout, is: will Elizabeth and Mr Darcy hook up? Read this genuine all-time classic and discover the answer while enjoying a story that has charmed generation after generation.

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- "Like Irvine Welsh, I am a great admirer of Jane Austen." --Alexander McCall Smith - "Another question I've been regularly asked over the past year is what models I had in mind when writing "Curious Incident". Was it "To Kill a Mockingbird"? Was it "Catcher in the Rye"? In fact, the book most often in my mind was "Pride and Prejudice"." --Mark Haddon

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