The annotated Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen ; annotated and edited, with an introduction, by David M. Shapard Austen, Jane, 1775-1817

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Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
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Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.; Social classes - Fiction.; Domestic fiction.
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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."
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