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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen
Series: Wordsworth 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.

Awards

Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Author description

Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781853260001
  • : Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • : Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • : January 1992
  • : 198mm X 126mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 1995
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jane Austen
  • : 823.7
  • : 823.7
  • : en
  • : en
  • : General & literary fiction; Classic fiction
  • : Paperback
  • : General & literary fiction; Classic fiction
  • : Paperback
  • : 376
  • : 376
  • : Jane Austen