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- DescriptionIt is a truth universally ackwledged, 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 vels 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.
- Author BiographyThough the domain of Jane Austen's novels was as circumscribed as her life, her caustic wit and keen observation made her the equal of the greatest novelists in any language. Born the seventh child of the rector of Steventon, Hampshire, on December 16, 1775, she was educated mainly at home. At an early age she began writing sketches and satires of popular novels for her family's entertainment. As a clergyman's daughter from a well-connected family, she had an ample opportunity to study the habits of the middle class, the gentry, and the aristocracy. At twenty-one, she began a novel called The First Impressions an early version of <b>Pride and Prejudice</b>. In 1801, on her father's retirement, the family moved to the fashionable resort of Bath. Two years later she sold the first version of <b>Northanger Abby</b> to a London publisher, but the first of her novels to appear was <b>Sense and Sensibility</b>, published at her own expense in 1811. It was followed by <b>Pride and Prejudice </b>(1813), <b>Mansfield Park </b>(1814), and <b>Emma </b>(1815). After her father died in 1805, the family first moved to Southampton then to Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. Despite this relative retirement, Jane Austen was still in touch with a wider world, mainly through her brothers; one had become a very rich country gentleman, another a London banker, and two were naval officers. Though her many novels were published anonymously, she had many early and devoted readers, among them the Prince Regent and Sir Walter Scott. In 1816, in declining health, Austen wrote <b>Persuasion </b>and revised <b>Northanger Abby</b>, Her last work, <i>Sandition</i>, was left unfinished at her death on July 18, 1817. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral. Austen's identity as an author was announced to the world posthumously by her brother Henry, who supervised the publication of <b>Northanger Abby</b> and <b>Persuasion</b> in 1818. <i>From the Paperback edition.</i>
- PrizesRunner-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(s)Jane Austen
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication01/10/1995
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleModern Library
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Weight420 g
- Width136 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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