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TitlePride and Prejudice
Author(s)Jane Austen
ISBN0553213105
LanguageEnglish
PublishedJanuary 1984
PublisherBantam Classics
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Elizabeth Bennet is the perfect Austen heroine: intelligent, generous, sensible, 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 -- but always polite -- 18th century wit. The point is, you spend the whole book absolutely fixated on the critical question: will Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy hook up?

Reviewer Liv wrote:
This novel from Jane Austen captures the emotions of the Bennet family, most of those the second eldest of five sisters, Elisabeth. It's a delightful read for the mature reader, a classic that should not be shurgged aside. It does more than one read, and captures the same suspense each time round.

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For over 150 years, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work "her own darling child." Pride and Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters, is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennet household at Longbourn in Hertfordshire when young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one of these--the haughty, and even wealthier, Mr. Fitzwillian Darcy--irks vivacious Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the Bennet girls. She annoys him. Which is how we know that they must one day marry. The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid rendition of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen's radiantly caustic wit and keen observation sparkle in a wonderful performance by Patricia Hodge--a listening experience to be treasured as a classic.

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