Pride and PrejudicePart of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships,gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Full Audiobook
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice at 200: looking afresh at a classic
After all, Austen's narrator signs off her beautifully pitched dramatic exposition of Elizabeth's parents with something that sounds like a categorical declaration: "Her mind was less difficult to develope [sic]. Take that famous opening sentence, for example: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. And after all, whose opinions are being presented here? He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and every body hoped that he would never come there again" prominent among this "every body" being Mrs Bennet, of course. Why, then, might Austen feel the need to let Mrs Bennet so far into the narrative texture of a novel that clearly sees her as an object of ridicule?
Introduce your children to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with beautiful illustrations and abridged text. Seek and find characters from the popular, romantic book Pride and Prejudice on each page and follow them throughout the story. Each page contains beautifully illustrated characters to find and details to spot, accompanied by abridged text. Search for the Bennet family at their home in Longbourne, Jane and Bingley falling in love at the Netherfield Ball, Lizzie and Darcy strolling around Pemberley, and much more. This seek-and-find book is the perfect way to introduce younger children to the world of Jane Austen.
Pride and Prejudice , first published on 28 January , is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels and one of the first "romantic comedies" in the history of the novel. The book is Jane Austen's second published novel. - Pride and Prejudice is an romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen.
Write a review. You have 0 of these in your Basket. A delightful retelling of the much-loved classic by Jane Austen. But will everything end up as they hope? Part of the Usborne Young Reading Level Three series aimed at children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. Zanna Davidson has written over fifty books for children, both non-fiction and fiction.
Hi Laurel Ann. The idea for doing a baby book on the classics came one day when I was talking to my editor, Suzanne Taylor, creative director for Gibbs Smith, Publisher. We were talking about mash-ups and different books and the funky things people do with the classics. Suzanne and I are both in the book industry and always looking for new, clever ideas. I wrote many different versions of the manuscript before we settled on making this a counting primer.