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Pride and Prejudice
 

Pride and Prejudice (Paperback, New edition)

By Austen, Jane
Volume editor Kinsley, James
Introduction by Doody, Margaret Anne
Edited by Lamont, Claire

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 bet...ween 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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ISBN 9780192833556
Released NZ 3 Jan 1998
Publisher Oxford University Press
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780192833556
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Oxford University Press
Imprint Oxford Paperbacks
Released 3 Jan 1998
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Volume editor Kinsley, James
Introduction by Doody, Margaret Anne
Edited by Lamont, Claire
Series Oxford World's Classics
Category Award Winning
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 389
Dimensions Width: 120mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 823.7
Weight 268g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Social classes, England, History, 19th century, Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;Adult education

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