Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is perhaps the best show of the old cliche, "You can't judge a book by its cover." The first things that the reader will notice upon picking up this novel would make him/her throw it aside and never look at it again. Any edition of it will unmistakably ... Read review
Elizabeth Bennet is the perfect Austen heroine: intelligent, generous, sensible, ... more
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.
This book contains the complete text of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice', with ... more
insightful comments throughout for GCSE and A-level English students. There's plenty of space at the edge of the page to write your own notes. Plus there's a guide to all the key scenes and a character tree to help you keep track of who's who. A smaller, note-free edition which matches this study edition page-for-page is also available for exams (9781847624826).
"...versus marriage for wealth; of pride and of prejudice.
The novel is admittedly a love story, primarily. If it is seen as nothing but a love story in some cheesy Mills and Boon style, the entire purpose of the novel would be overlooked. Underlying the love story, is a comic criticism of society and its norms, and this is the true theme of the novel. There is simultaneously a serious undertone, as the question of what is moral and righteous in a ..."
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"Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was my introduction to the so called Classics. Having studied a few Dickens at school, I wasn't really that impressed, but a chance purchase of this book changed my mind. A classic romantic novel, Mr Darcy meets Elizabeth Bennett and begins to fall in love. However, she dislikes him, allowing herself to be influenced by how others think of him, and by some out right falsehoods from a friend. When she rejects his marriage ..."
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"...a happy ending!
With Mr Darcy's pride and Elizabeth's prejudice the chance of the two coming together feels so improbable. Despite this, the reader will definitely keep their fingers crossed for the whole book as they see both pairs of lovers encounter each other so frequently, just hoping for their love to flourish enough for marriage.
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