Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition

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Harvard University Press, Oct 1, 2010 - Fiction - 442 pages
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Along with the plays of William Shakespeare and the works of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen’s novels are among the most beloved books of Western literature. Pride and Prejudice (1813) was in Austen’s lifetime her most popular novel, and it was the author’s personal favorite. Adapted many times to the screen and stage, and the inspiration for numerous imitations, it remains today her most widely read book. Now, in this beautifully illustrated and annotated edition, distinguished scholar Patricia Meyer Spacks instructs the reader in a larger appreciation of the novel’s enduring pleasures and provides analysis of Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Lady Catherine, and all the characters who inhabit the world of Pride and Prejudice.

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User Review  - RandyMetcalfe - LibraryThing

On rereading Pride and Prejudice in this beautiful Belknap Press annotated edition edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks, I am struck by the almost irrepressible joy evinced at various points by so many of ... Read full review

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User Review  - danlai - LibraryThing

I cannot lie: I think this book is really cute. It’s like me and romantic comedies: I imagine them to be stupid and shallow but I end up being taken in by them and their predictable plot developments ... Read full review


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Patricia Meyer Spacks is Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, Emerita, at the University of Virginia.

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