Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin [NOOK Book]

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Jane Austen's most popular and well-known work, Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters as they navigate the social milieu of provincial 18th-century England. With ironic plot twists, the young men and women in the novel find love and marriage in forms ultimately appropriate to their respective characters. Austen's belief in rationalism triumphs in the union of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, as the two come to respect each other's character and forgive each other's faults. The novel also provides a...
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

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Overview

Jane Austen's most popular and well-known work, Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters as they navigate the social milieu of provincial 18th-century England. With ironic plot twists, the young men and women in the novel find love and marriage in forms ultimately appropriate to their respective characters. Austen's belief in rationalism triumphs in the union of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, as the two come to respect each other's character and forgive each other's faults. The novel also provides a rich treatment of English society on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012187482
  • Publisher: Syed Arshad Gillani
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 52,854
  • File size: 860 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2011

    Great book

    Im very happy with this book. Its hard to read when you first get started but after the first few pages you wont be able to stop reading! LOVE THIS BOOK!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    An endless classic

    Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s most well known and popular work, is most defiantly one of the major classics of our time. The story depicts life in the 19th century where marriage was for money and love was a revolutionary notion. Jane writes about the Bennett family which consists of 5 girls: Jane, Elizabeth, Kitty, Lydia and Mary. The house is run by a very frantic mother and aggravated father. Mrs. Bennett’s sole focus in life is to find suitable, rich bachelors for each one of her daughters. Austin’s belief in rationalism triumphs with the union of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, who in the beginning despised each other. Each daughter, having a completely different personality faces her own struggle in the book making to relatable to all kinds of audiences.
    Elizabeth Bennett, who is mostly the main focus of this book is a smart, witty young woman who is not afraid to say what is on her mind. Elizabeth is pressured immensely by her mother to find a husband, but she will only marry for love- a notion laughed upon in that time. Elizabeth deals with many issues in life such as her ghastly cousin who owns her property, her sister being entangled with a wealthy man, and most of all her confusing, hateful yet tender feelings for Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.
    It is an exciting and dramatic novel that will keep you at the peak of your interest. The very beginning draws you in. The odd relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth is frustrating yet so exciting to see the development of their love for each other. However, in order to be together they must both overcome the pride that consumes them- this is one of the many obstacles they face in arriving at their love for each other.
    Another one of these obstacles is Elizabeth’s wretched family. Aside from her elder sister Jane, and her father, Elizabeth’s family is quite a wreck. Mrs. Bennett happens to be the main problem. Despite her immense and sincere love for her children, she comes off as quite the “gold digger” seeking only rich and distinguished men for her lovely daughters. This attitude rubs off on Mr. Darcy who then convinces Bingley-who is in love with Jane- to severe his ties with the Bennett’s. In addition to her crazy mother Elizabeth deals with her 2 younger sisters kitty and Lydia who are the perfect description of teenage girls. However, In the end Darcy and Bingly see past the distracting family and let their love for the 2 Bennett girls overtake them.
    The title is of great importance to the novel, it gives incite to the novel which helps you to understand it more. Pride is self- explained. It is the main theme of this book and we see it throughout. We see it in the attitudes of Darcy and Elizabeth as well as Mr. Collins- the ghastly cousin who seeks to wed one of the Bennett girls. Pride is the major flaw in both Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s personality. It is a conflict that they had to overcome in order to put their love for each other first. Prejudice is not portrayed as much as Pride but it shows that sometimes negative attitudes like that can skew what love you can really find in life.
    I highly recommend this book because it gives you not only entertainment, but a lesson on love and how to find true love you must lay down your pride and listen to your heart.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    One of the greatest stories ever written!!!

    This is one of my all-time favorite books and I am still in high school!!! I love Jane Austin as an author and I love all of her books. She was the one who got me into this time period of writing and I now have a hard time reading modern books. I highly recommened this book and all of Jane Austin's works!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Great book

    Great book i enjoyed reading

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    :)

    A good book for all readers

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Love it :)

    This is the kind of love story i want to have...hmmm i wish my life was a storybook so i could just look ahead to see the future... :((

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Want a refund!

    This book does not tell you that it is only a sample so you pay to only get the first 22 chapters and don't even get to the best part! Waste of money! Want a refund! Please tell me which version of pride and prejudice is full and is what jane austen actually wrote! I love this book but have yet to find a nook version that is satisfactory! Very disappointed and slightly angry! I shouldn't have to buy every version to find a good one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Excellent Edition

    I very much enjoyed this edition of Jane Eyre. The footnotes for obscure references were extremely helpful. This was much more than I expected for $.99!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    So good

    Even thow i was like what? On some of the rant and the way they talk i love this book. It shows that you may hate someone to strt you can fall in love with them anyway.:) and it is hrad to type stuf right on the nokk so i so get it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    This is my favorite book

    I highly recommend reading this witty love story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    True Lovestory

    This is the perfect classic lovestory. If you like love stories, this is perfect for you. I highly recommed this but only for readers with good concentration excellent reading edurance and patience. I loved this book. I loved Mr. Darcy from the beginning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Ana U Whats up

    Best classic story ever writen!!!!!!!!!!!!!














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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    One of my favorite

    One of my favorites. I've read it twice in two months.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    One of my favorites.

    Read it once in high school. Read it three times since then and saw the movie. Elizabeth played by Kiera knightly inspired me to read the book again. Men were men and women were courted, sometimes for the wrong reasons as with Mr. Wickam. Makes you slow down and read the book in the language of the day. Sometimes I wish we still spoke in such a manner.

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  • Posted December 8, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I recently reread Pride and Prejudice. I have had this book on

    I recently reread Pride and Prejudice. I have had this book on my bookshelf since my senior year of high school where my teacher Mrs. Vogel taught me to appreciate Jane Austen. I could write the typical review but many know the story.
    Here is the cliff notes version of the book. This is the story of the Bennet family who have five marriageable daughters. A new visitor comes to town. His name is Mr. Bingley and he is single. The family goes to meet him and he finds he has a thing for Jane Bennet. His friend who is also visiting Mr. Darcy finds some interest in Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Will these two women find a happy ending?
    I listened to Pride and Prejudice this time. I found the narrator very interesting and not my favorite this time around. I did leave with some questions. I wonder what this book would look like written in modern english? Also the focus is about the women getting husbands but today the focus would be careers? How would these changes affect us today? Or did they really speak this way?
    In recent years movies have been about Jane Austen and her books.

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Must read

    Interesting to compare your own current experiences with those of the characters in this book. Jane Auston had a deep insight into human motivation.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    best ever!!!!!

    this is one of the best books to read and enjoy. the beginning is a little weird to read but u manage and the story develops and u just cant put the book down. i hope u give this book a chance!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Ok

    Its really confusing and slightly boring many people have said they love it but im do not also on this as an ebook it says it has like 843 pages but it doesnt the numbering is completely off it has like 400 or 350 so dont get intimidated

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Readergrl

    This is my old teachers favorite book

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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