Wheelers Books

This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Austen, Jane

  • RRP: $28.50
  • $28.50
  • In Stock US

Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the diff...erence between superficial goodness and actual goodness. A classic piece filled with comedy, its humour lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage and money during the Regency era in Great Britain. Mr Bennet of Longbourn estate has five daughters, but because his property is entailed it can only be passed from male heir to male heir. Consequently, Mr Bennet's family will be destitute upon his death. Because his wife also lacks an inheritance, it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well to support the others upon his death, which is a motivation that drives the plot. Jane Austen's opening line-- It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife --is a sentence filled with irony and sets the tone for the book. The novel revolves around the importance of marrying for love, not simply for economic gain or social prestige, despite the communal pressure to make a good (i.e., wealthy) match. Pride and Prejudice has consistently appeared near the top of lists of most-loved books among literary scholars and the reading public. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature with over 20 million copies sold and has inspired many derivatives that abound in modern literature.[1][2] For more than a century, amateur and professional dramatic adaptations, reprints, unofficial sequels, films, and TV versions of Pride and Prejudice have portrayed the memorable characters and themes of the novel, reaching mass audiences.[3] The 2005 film Pride & Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, is the most recent film adaptation that closely represents the book, with the 2016 action, comedy, and horror spin-off Pride and Prejudice and Zombies being the most recent Hollywood film adaptation.
Read more

ISBN 9781989743966
Released NZ 23 Nov 2019
Publisher Binker North
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (606 other possible title(s) available)
Trade Paperback
Audio CD
Audio disc
Pre-recorded digital audio player
Library Binding
Audio cassette
Mixed media product
Pre-recorded MP3 player
Leather / Fine Binding
Other printed item
Spiral Bound
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781989743966
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Binker North
Imprint Binker North
Released 23 Nov 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Romantic Fiction
Romantic Fiction: Historical
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 3mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 100g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Romance & Sagas
ONIX Text Young adult