Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: The Classic Novel with Recipes for Modern Teatime Treats

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Penguin, 2018 - Afternoon teas - 336 pages
Puffin Plated- A Book-to-Table Reading Experience.

Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever collection of classics featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Jane Austen's Regency classic Pride and Prejudice,plan a fancy tea party or book club gathering with recipes for sweet confections and pastries. From beautiful petit fours and delicate sugar and spice cake, to Linzer tarts and French macaroons. Bring your friends and family together with a good meal and a good book!

Pride and Prejudice

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 us the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip, and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.
 

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Contents

SugarandSpice Cake
17
Linzer Hearts
40
Cream Scones with Currants
61
Rosemary Pound Cakes
93
Petits Fours
110
Chocolate Shortbread Fingers
133
OldFashioned Berry Layer Cake
154
French Almond Macaroons
182
Gingerbread Icebox Cake
236
Lemon Madeleines
267
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Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on July 18, 1817.

As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime. These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

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