Pride and Prejudice (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 2

Pride and Prejudice (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 2

by Jane Austen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393962946

ISBN-13: 9780393962949

Pub. Date: 06/28/1993

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Many consider this rich social commentary to be Jane Austen's finest novel. It is certainly among her more famous ones. Austen sets her entertaining study of manners and misconceptions against the backdrop of a class-conscious society in 18th-century England.

Spirited, intelligent Elizabeth Bennet is alternately enchanted and affronted by Mr. Darcy. She is…  See more details below

Overview

Many consider this rich social commentary to be Jane Austen's finest novel. It is certainly among her more famous ones. Austen sets her entertaining study of manners and misconceptions against the backdrop of a class-conscious society in 18th-century England.

Spirited, intelligent Elizabeth Bennet is alternately enchanted and affronted by Mr. Darcy. She is quick to suspend her usual, more rational judgment when it comes to him. She also is quick to believe the worst gossip about this haughty, opinionated man, who soon manages to alienate Elizabeth and her family. But is the condescending air that Mr. Darcy wars an indication of his real character? Or has Elizabeth's pride gotten in the way of her chance for true romance?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393962949
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Series:
Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
The Text of Pride and Prejudice1
Backgrounds and Sources
Biography
Biographical Notice of the Author257
[Beginning to Write]259
[Jane Austen's Childhood]261
[Prospects of Marriage]262
[Bath and Southampton]264
[Last Years at Chawton]267
Letters
To Cassandra Austen (9-10 January 1796)270
To Cassandra Austen (14-15 January 1796)271
To Cassandra Austen (18-19 December 1798)271
To Cassandra Austen (3-5 January 1801)271
To Cassandra Austen (12-13 May 1801)272
To Martha Lloyd (29-30 November 1812)272
To Cassandra Austen (29 January 1813)273
To Cassandra Austen (4 February 1813)273
To Francis Austen (3-6 July 1813)274
To Cassandra Austen (6-7 November 1813)274
To Anna Austen (10-18 August 1814)275
To Anna Austen (9-18 September 1814)276
To Fanny Knight (18-20 November 1814)276
To Fanny Knight (30 November 1814)278
To James Stanier Clarke (11 December 1815)279
To James Edward Austen (16-17 December 1816)279
To Fanny Knight (20-21 February 1817)280
Early Writing
From Love and Freindship281
From A Collection of Letters283
Criticism
[Technique and Moral Effect in Jane Austen's Fiction]289
[Miss Austen]291
[The Critical Faculty of Jane Austen]293
"Regulated Hatred": An Aspect in the Work of Jane Austen296
On Pride and Prejudice299
Pride and Prejudice: The Reconstitution of Society306
Limitations and Definitions315
Jane Austen and the War of Ideas: Pride and Prejudice319
Waiting Together: Pride and Prejudice326
[Perception and Pride and Prejudice]338
Pride and Prejudice and the Pursuit of Happiness348
The Humiliation of Elizabeth Bennet356
Circles of Support368
Getting the Whole Truth in Pride and Prejudice376
Darcy on Film
A Conversation with Colin Firth384
[Darcy in Action]389
Class and Money
Interpreters of Jane Austen's Social World: Literary Critics and Historians392
[Radical Jane]399
A Note on Money403
Jane Austen: A Chronology407
Selected Bibliography409

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