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Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)

 
 
 
 
Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Jane Austen
ISBN 13: 9780199535569
ISBN 10: 199535566
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2008-05-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 382
List Price: $7.95
 
 

In a remote Hertfordshire village, far off the good coach roads of George III's England, a country squire of no great means must marry off his five vivacious daughters. At the heart of this all-consuming enterprise are his headstrong second daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy—two lovers whose pride must be humbled and prejudice dissolved before the novel can come to its splendid conclusion.

A tour de force of wit and sparkling dialogue, Pride and Prejudice is also a sumptuously detailed picture of contemporary society, which, in its exploration of manner and motives, has a great deal to say about the society of today. Austen's best-loved novel is a memorable story about the power of reason, and above all about the strange dynamics of human relationships and emotions.

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