PRIDE AND PREJUDICE [Deluxe Edition] The Original Literary Masterpiece With Color Illustrations Plus BONUS Entire Audiobook [NOOK Book]

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE [Deluxe Edition] The Original Literary Masterpiece With Color Illustrations Plus BONUS Entire Narration

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Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth ...
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE [Deluxe Edition] The Original Literary Masterpiece With Color Illustrations Plus BONUS Entire Narration

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Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman, living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.

Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of 'most loved books' such as The Big Read. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013829589
  • Publisher: Northpointe Classics
  • Publication date: 12/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 749,901
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.

Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years into her thirties. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.

Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century realism. Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew's A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer. The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture. In 2007, the article Rejecting Jane by British author David Lassman, which examined how Austen would fare in the modern day publishing industry, became the literary story of the year behind the publication of JK Rowling's final installment of the Harry Potter series.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    Error

    Im glad i only got the sample. It errored and i cant even open it!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Can't open

    As others have said, try the free sample before purchasing. I couldn't open the book. Just got an error then it closed.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Wont open

    Luckily i only got the free sample... this book wont even open! Totally lame. (Sigh) oh well.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Same

    Got sample and gives errorcode. BnN u suck. Im going to have to get a kindle

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