Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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Harold Bloom
Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 246 pages
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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 comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. This updated volume presents a perceptive introduction by series editor Harold Bloom and a collection of full-length essays by respected scholars that will enrich students' views on this charming classic.

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Review: Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

User Review  - Sheryl Tribble - Goodreads

Too many of these articles are chapters from other books for my taste -- the chapters may focus on Pride and Prejudice, but I still feel like I'm coming into an ongoing conversation and want more ... Read full review

Review: Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

User Review  - Anusha - Goodreads

Pride and Prejudice is a slow novel... It explains a lot about different characters.... it is a very straight tale with no unexpected twists. It is a nice work by Jane Austen. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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