The story of the Bennet family and of Mrs Bennet's efforts to marry off her five daughters. In his introduction, Peter Conrad discusses the subtlety of Austen's art and idiom and her telling use of irony to expose the vices and failings of the society which she describes.
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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.Review:
"The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste."--Virginia Woolf
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140238212