Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Hardback Published on: 06/11/2008
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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.

For Mrs Bennet, a mother to five daughters, little else is of consequence than the prospect of a successful and advantageous marriage for each of them. Her daughter Elizabeth, independent and spirited, has other ideas.

When the wealthy and eligible bachelor Mr Bingley moves into the neighbourhood he seems everything one could want in a husband; engaging friendly and obliging he forms a quick attachment with Elizabeth’s beloved sister Jane. His friend and companion Fitzwilliam Darcy makes a less favourable first impression on Elizabeth, she thinks him arrogant and conceited whilst he seems indifferent to her quick wit and lively mind.

When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between Bingley and Jane, their relationship seems destined to be one of animosity but both are about to learn the folly of judging from first impressions.

In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen creates one of the most powerful and enduring love stories of all time whilst superbly satirising the gossip, snobberies and social conventions of provincial middle-class life.

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

Romantic, witty, acerbic and endlessly popular, Jane Austen’s novels are amongst the most revered, relevant and consistently readable novels in English Literature. Subtly different in tone, they range from the Gothic satire of Northanger Abbey, the drama of Pride and Prejudice and the razor-sharp observation of Emma to the poignancy and tenderness of Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Persuasion.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141040349
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 599g
  • Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 42 mm

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Pride and Prejudice
Pleasantly Surprised!
When i saw the picture of this book on the website i assumed it was a paper book sleeve, but upon recieving it was pleasanty surprised that it is fabric an... READ MORE
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Pride and Prejudice
The fantastic worlds of Jane Austen are greatly enhanced by the beautiful cloth bound, original covers. They really add something special to the timeless b... READ MORE
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Absolute Favourite
I really love Pride and Prejudice, it is definately in my top 3 favourite books of all time and to have it in this gorgeous penguin classic clothbound edit... READ MORE
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‘’There is a stubbornness in me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others.’’
‘’There is a stubbornness in me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others.’’ The greatness of what I consider to be Jane Austen’s finest ... READ MORE
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Gorgeous version
The clothbound version is lovely! The book itself is a classic but this version is my favourite
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Why is my hardback penguin classic of Pride and prejudice not gold foiled as it stated in the write up?
I bought this as a collection but very disappointed that it is not foiled. Needless to say I love the book, but was hoping for something a little “special”
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