Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Jane Austen
By Jane Austen
'It is a fact universally said, unmarried guy in ownership of an excellent fortune has to be in wish of a wife.' therefore memorably starts off Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one of many world's hottest novels. Pride and Prejudice—Austen's personal 'darling child'—tells the tale of fiercely self sustaining Elizabeth Bennet, considered one of 5 sisters who needs to marry wealthy, as she confounds the smug, filthy rich Mr. Darcy. What ensues is without doubt one of the most enjoyable and engrossingly readable courtships identified to literature, written by means of a precocious Austen while she used to be simply twenty-one years old.
Humorous and profound, and jam-packed with hugely unique discussion, this witty comedy of manners dips and turns via drawing-rooms and plots to arrive an immensely enjoyable finale. within the phrases of Eudora Welty, Pride and Prejudice is as 'irresistible and as approximately ideal as any fiction may possibly be.'
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Extra info for Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
If she did not claim the kind of psychological and material entitlement, the room of one舗s own that in the early twentieth century Virginia Woolf would identify as essential for women writers, she did come to depend on the money her novels earned. She became, whether she wished it or not, a professional writer in an age when the market in novels by women and for women was already well established. Pride and Prejudice was published anonymously, as were the works of many women writers to whom publicity seemed indelicate, and while Austen did not court fame, she nevertheless created a stir with her first publication, Sense and Sensibility (1811).
Jane and her beloved elder (and only) sister, Cassandra, were schooled in Southampton and Reading for a short period, but most of their education took place at home. Private theatrical performances in the barn at Steventon complemented Jane舗s studies of French, Italian, history, music, and eighteenth-century fiction. An avid reader from earliest childhood, Jane began writing at age twelve, no doubt encouraged by her cultured and affectionate family. Indeed, family and writing were her great loves; despite a fleeting engagement in 1802, Austen never married.
Nor do we hear of commerce in action, except for the occasional ironic reference, as when Lydia Bennet, living out the absurd logic of England舗s relatively new consumer culture, buys a hat she knows is ugly simply for the sake of spending money. What Austen foregrounds throughout the novel is a culture of leisure. In an age when the values of the gentry and aristocracy still prevailed, leisure was understood not only as a respite from labor, as it would have been for those who had to work for a living, but as a way of life that had its own virtues and failings.