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Pride and Prejudice: 200th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

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First released January 28, 1813; this literary classic novel is now available as a special illustrated edition to commemorate the book's 200th anniversary. This concise edition includes all three original volumes, plus more than 50 illustrations by world renowned artists C.E. Brock and Hugh Thomson. Now a major motion picture; Pride and Prejudice is a romantic classical piece centered on the Bennet family. Mrs. Bennet is determined to see all her daughters married when the young and wealthy Mr. Bingley and his best friend Mr. Darcy come to the area. A romantic dance between a family's pride and the prejudice of judgment ensues.

Specifications

Publisher
Queensbridge Publishing
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
ENG
Number of Pages
394
Author
Maria Therese D Roble; Hugh Thomson; C E Brock
ISBN-13
9780981318332
Publication Date
January, 2013
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
0981318339

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Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
There really isnt muc...
There really isn't much more that can be said about this book that hasn't already been said. I love the characters that Miss Austen has created in this narrative - some are multi-dimensional, some are caricatures, some are there just because they are needed to push the story forward. But put them altogether and you have a love story that stands the test of time. I hadn't planned to re-read this book but a few nights ago I didn't have anything to read and since it was on my Nook I started it again and again it grabbed me and held me until the end. Definitely a CLASSIC!
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Although they make gre...
Although they make great film and television adaptations, I have never understood the appeal of Austen. Nothing ever happens in her books until the last page, and just when it gets exciting the book is finished. While I agree she is great at characterisation, I never feel there is enough of a story in her books. I am a Bronte girl, they write much better books. more involved, more wild and daring, and with a lot more passion and depth. Apologies to all you Austen fans, I expect I have committed a dreadful sin...
Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
There really isnt muc...
There really isn't much more that can be said about this book that hasn't already been said. I love the characters that Miss Austen has created in this narrative - some are multi-dimensional, some are caricatures, some are there just because they are needed to push the story forward. But put them altogether and you have a love story that stands the test of time. I hadn't planned to re-read this book but a few nights ago I didn't have anything to read and since it was on my Nook I started it again and again it grabbed me and held me until the end. Definitely a CLASSIC!
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Although they make gre...
Although they make great film and television adaptations, I have never understood the appeal of Austen. Nothing ever happens in her books until the last page, and just when it gets exciting the book is finished. While I agree she is great at characterisation, I never feel there is enough of a story in her books. I am a Bronte girl, they write much better books. more involved, more wild and daring, and with a lot more passion and depth. Apologies to all you Austen fans, I expect I have committed a dreadful sin...
There really isn't much more that can be said about this book that hasn't already been said. I love the characters that Miss Austen has created in this narrative - some are multi-dimensional, some are caricatures, some are there just because they are needed to push the story forward. But put them altogether and you have a love story that stands the test of time. I hadn't planned to re-read this book but a few nights ago I didn't have anything to read and since it was on my Nook I started it again and again it grabbed me and held me until the end. Definitely a CLASSIC!
Although they make great film and television adaptations, I have never understood the appeal of Austen. Nothing ever happens in her books until the last page, and just when it gets exciting the book is finished. While I agree she is great at characterisation, I never feel there is enough of a story in her books. I am a Bronte girl, they write much better books. more involved, more wild and daring, and with a lot more passion and depth. Apologies to all you Austen fans, I expect I have committed a dreadful sin...

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There really isnt muc...

There really isn't much more that can be said about this book that hasn't already been said. I love the characters that Miss Austen has created in this narrative - some are multi-dimensional, some are caricatures, some are there just because they are needed to push the story forward. But put them altogether and you have a love story that stands the test of time. I hadn't planned to re-read this book but a few nights ago I didn't have anything to read and since it was on my Nook I started it again and again it grabbed me and held me until the end. Definitely a CLASSIC!

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So, so, so wonderful!!...

So, so, so wonderful!!! I first read P&P 30+ years ago. Re-reading it was such a wonderful treat. Such lovely characters (except Lydia an Mrs. B are a hot mess!). I'm such an Elizabeth! And I'm 100% cool with that. The manners and mores are so foreign to today, but that helps the reader totally immerse herself in the story. And the story rings so true. These people are real to me and I feel their emotions and understand their motivations. It's simply a lovely bit of zeitgeist to cleanse the palate.

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Almost ten years ago, ...

Almost ten years ago, I read this, my very Jane Austen novel, and I was completely in love with the book. In the ensuing years I gobbled up every other single book of Austen's I could get my hands on. Recently my book club decided to read Pride and Prejudice and I was shocked to learn that I was the only one in the group who had read anything by Austen. Keep in mind, I'm the youngest in the group by a solid 30 years. How had they missed the brilliance of one of my favorite authors? Anyway, the book club's decision prompted me to re-read my second favorite Austen novel (Persuasion is still my fav). It was such an incredibly rewarding experience. The first time I read it I mainly focused on the romance between Elizabeth and Darcy. Second time around I noticed everything else, and there's so much! **If you haven't read the book, fair warning, the plot is pretty well known, but I do discuss things that might ruin it for you if you really don't know how it ends.** For one thing, Austen's wit is unmatched. Austen is sometimes considered boring because there's not a lot of action, but she's so funny and you can't forget the characters she creates. The stuffy Lady Catherine, the pious Mr. Collins, the insufferable Miss Bingley, the utterly unlikeable Mr. Darcy, who of course becomes so lovable; they are all such divine creations. Elizabeth, our heroine, can be stubborn and judgmental, but whatever her faults, her love of her sister Jane supersedes all else. I love that Jane's happiness is more important to her than her own. It says a lot about her that she puts someone else's welfare above all else. If there's one thing that Austen could truly capture, it's the love between two sisters. "Elizabeth instantly reads her feelings, and at that moment of solicitude for Wickham, resentment against his enemies, and everything else gave way before the hope of Jane's being in the fairest way for happiness." It's easy to forget that turning down a marriage proposal was a huge deal during that time period, especially when you had no other prospects. Lizzy doesn't just turn down one proposal, she turns down Darcy once and then Mr. Collins multiple times. And Collins isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. After Eliza turns him down four times in a row, he still thinks she's being coy and says, "You are uniformly charming" and is convinced she will still accept him. A wonderful example of Austen's famous social commentary is the section which talks about the public opinion on Darcy and Wickham. First everyone loves Wickham, then they hate him, they hate Darcy and then they love him, but it's rarely based on their actual experience with the individuals. They are swayed by the merest whisper of a scandal or controversy. "...everybody was pleased to think how much they had always disliked Mr. Darcy before that had known anything of the matter." One of Darcy's main objections to Jane (as a possible wife for Bingley) is her family, which can be a bit embarrassing. I loved reading the section that chronicles Elizabeth and Darcy's dinner at Lady Catherine's house. The pompous old woman (Darcy's aunt) is blatantly insulting Lizzy and he is mortified. It's a great reminder that everyone has family members that they aren't always proud of, but you can't judge someone because of that. "Mr. Darcy looked a little ashamed of his aunt's ill breeding, and made no answer." Charlotte's role in the novel completely changed for me this time. When I first read it I was only 18 and I couldn't believe she settled for Mr. Collins. Now I'm 27, the same age she is in the book, and I understand her decision so much better. She was making a huge sacrifice. She had no prospects, she was getting "old" and she knew she would just be a burden to her family. I still wouldn't have done it, but now I really get it. It was a different time and she knew this might be her only shot at having her own household. Her decision also underlines how unusual Lizzy's decision to turn down Collins was. Another interesting element is Mr and Mrs. Bennet's relationship. Although she is a fluttering idiot and at first glance, he's hilarious and likable, I found myself really frustrated with him by the end of the book. He completely ignores Lizzy's warning about Lydia's behavior. He doesn't take it seriously and doesn't realize his mistake until it's too late. He didn't think ahead and plan for his daughters' futures, thus putting them in a horrible position. He also treats his wife with utter disdain. Even though she incredibly annoying, he should at least show her some affection or respect because she's the mother of his children. Lizzy's views of married life are rooted in her own parent's unhappy marriage. It's the only real example of how a husband and wife interact that she's witnessed for her whole life. She's particularly horrified by Charlotte's marriage because she sees it as the joining of two people who are so different in intelligence and temperament, just like her parents, and she's worried it will lead to unhappiness for her friend. That's why it was so important for her to end up with someone who was her intellectual equal; she needed a partner she could respect. "Elizabeth, however, had never been blind to the impropriety of her father's behavior as a husband. She had always seen it with pain; but respecting his abilities, and grateful for his affectionate treatment of herself, she endeavored to forget what she could not overlook, and to banish from her thoughts that continual breach of conjugal obligation and decorum which, in exposing his wife to the contempt of her own children, was so highly reprehensible." The problem with watching too many movie and miniseries versions of P&P is that I sometimes forget what is and isn't in the book. It always bothered me that in the movie versions, Elizabeth and Wickham seem so buddy-buddy in the scene where they chat at the end, but I'd forgotten that in the book she's still seething inside. She just acts nice so she can get out of the conversation. "...she had walked fast to get rid of him; and unwilling for her sister's sake to provoke him." P. 264 I'd also forgotten that there's a whole section where Lizzy has fallen in love with Darcy (after learning what he did for Lydia, etc.) and she thinks there's no way he still likes her. They're at a party together and she follows Mr. Darcy around the room with her eyes, and then gets mad at herself for being so silly. I love that we get to see her a bit vulnerable and girlish. She's fallen for him and so her defenses are down. I love how the end of the book gives a summary of what happened to everyone in the following years. Jane and Bingley move closer to the newly-married Darcys. Lydia tries to weasel favors out of the Darcys, but gets turned down (ha). Kitty is improved by Jane and Lizzy's new positions in society and is kept from Lydia's company. Lizzy and Darcy's sister get along so well, and Elizabeth maintains her spunk and ever shocks her new sister-in-law with how she talks to her husband, just brilliant. A few things I had forgotten about P&P: 1) Elizabeth goes by Lizzy and Eliza too, I love that. 2) Kitty's real name is Catherine 3) Mr. Collins is described as "tall, heavy-looking" and is only 25. Because of the movies I had begun to picture him as short. 4) The book says about Mrs. Bennet, "Eliza was the least dear to her of all her children," - ouch, even if you don't get along well with your mother, that's still pretty harsh. "There are few people whom I really love, and fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense." - Elizabeth

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Its been said, (actua...

It's been said, (actually one of Mozart's favorite quotes), that "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." And Austen's intelligence is not that which seeks pride of place, but is really only that which seeks happiness, and "let other pens dwell on guilt and misery". .... One of the most charming things about Jane is how she is fundamentally content, and how she always thinks the best of people, and always reveals how even the person who seems so obviously to give offence, might end up up being that person with whom you wish to live together, instead of being so far apart. I only wish that I could say the same of myself. (10/10)

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I love this book. It i...

I love this book. It is defintely on of my favorite books of all time and it's always a good book to fall back on when nothing else sounds good. There's not much about this book that hasn't been said already. It's a great comentary on life and I think that all high school students should have to read it. I think it would surprise a lot of them, I know it surprised me. I really didn't think I would like it, but I couldn't put it down. Now I've read it multiple times and have been encouraged to read other Austen novels, which I am in the process of doing. My suggestion...if you haven't read it, what are you waiting for? Get off the computer and start now.


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