Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)

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"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. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun-dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hard-bound editions of important works of liter-ature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau-gurating a new program of selecting titles. The ModernLibrary continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

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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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"Excellently introduced and annotated--a very readable text and a useful bibliography. What more could one ask of an edition of Pride and Prejudice?"--Arnold E. Davidson, Duke Univ. "Excellent format, well put together text."--Raymond W. Ciscu, University of Chicago "Excellently introduced and annotated--a very readable text and a useful bibliography. What more could one ask of an edition of Pride and Prejudice?"--Arnold E. Davidson, Duke Univ. "Excellent format, well put together text."--Raymond W. Ciscu, University of Chicago "Excellently introduced and annotated--a very readable text and a useful bibliography. What more could one ask of an edition of Pride and Prejudice?"--Arnold E. Davidson, Duke Univ. "Excellent format, well put together text."--Raymond W. Ciscu, University of Chicago "Excellently introduced and annotated--a very readable text and a useful bibliography. What more could one ask of an edition of Pride and Prejudice?"--Arnold E. Davidson, Duke Univ. "Excellent format, well put together text."--Raymond W. Ciscu, University of Chicago

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