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Pride and prejudice, Jane Austen ; introduction by Anna Quindlen

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Pride and prejudice
Title
Pride and prejudice
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Jane Austen ; introduction by Anna Quindlen
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Language
eng
Summary
In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman, as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters
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Review
  • Magill Book Review: When a novel focuses on the day-to-day life of a family with five young unmarried daughters, the subject is certain to be romance. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE'S depiction of Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia Bennet is something richer, though. As its title hints, the novel is a shrewd and subtle psychological study. Pride and prejudice are the double defects shared by the heroine and hero, spirited Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, a rich, aristocratic young man she meets when his friend Bingley rents the estate next to the Bennets'. In the course of the story, Darcy becomes more flexible in his social views and learns to recognize excellence (notably Elizabeth's) in the ranks below his own. Similarly, Elizabeth becomes less rigid in her judgments, more aware of the many virtues of Darcy, whom she had at first dismissed as cold and haughty. Elizabeth and Darcy's growing love delights the reader because everything about the two--their minds, tastes, appearances, and words--shows them to be ideally suited. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE contains less brilliant variations on the marriage theme as well. Jane Bennet, the serene oldest sister, and easygoing Charles Bingley, a couple whose engagement is for some time thwarted by Darcy and the Bingley sisters, are equally well matched if less dashing. The Reverend William Collins, the pompous cousin who as next male relation will inherit the family estate on Mr. Bennet's death, hopes to marry Elizabeth, but on being rejected, settles for her plain and practical friend Charlotte Lucas, a woman aware of his foolishness but in need of the security his situation can provide. The fourth match made in the novel is between a charming but amoral officer, George Wickham, and pretty, empty-headed Lydia, the youngest Bennet sister. Wickham first attracts Elizabeth, then elopes with Lydia. Only when Darcy intervenes is he persuaded to marry the silly girl. Supplementing this cast of characters is a wonderfully imperfect gallery of human types. The selfish and cynical Mr. Bennet, his ill-bred wife, their priggish daughter Mary, and the domineering Lady Catherine de Bourgh are all people a reader would walk far to avoid in real life. But they are figures delightful to encounter in Austen's satirical novel.
  • Finally, it's time to read (or reread) Jane Austen's , in which the original singleton Elizabeth Bennet and her own Mr. Darcy cautiously and wittily wend their way through the conventions of 19th-century English courtship. --Nancy Pearl (Reviewed May 1, 2001) (Library Journal, vol 126, issue 8, p156)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
013529
Cataloging source
DLC
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1775-1817
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Austen, Jane
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4034
LC item number
.P7 1995b
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Social classes
  • Young women
  • Courtship
  • Sisters
  • England
  • England
  • Courtship
  • Sisters
  • Social classes
  • Young women
  • England
Label
Pride and prejudice, Jane Austen ; introduction by Anna Quindlen
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm32050898
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 281 pages
Isbn
9780403709861
Lccn
95006310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32050898
Label
Pride and prejudice, Jane Austen ; introduction by Anna Quindlen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm32050898
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 281 pages
Isbn
9780403709861
Lccn
95006310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32050898

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