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Pride and prejudice: an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism

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W.W. Norton,
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3rd ed.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's perfect comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. "Pride and Prejudice seems as vital today as ever," writes Anna Quindlen in her introduction to this Modern Library edition. "It is a pure joy to read." Eudora Welty agrees: "The gaiety is unextinguished, the irony has kept its bite, the reasoning is still sweet, the sparkle undiminished. [It is] irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be." This volume is the companion to the BBC television series, a lavish production aired on the Arts and Entertainment Network. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun-dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hard-bound editions of important works of liter-ature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inau-gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.
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subject_facet Austen, Jane, -- 1775-1817. -- Pride and prejudice, Courtship -- England -- Fiction -- Criticism and interpretation, Courtship -- England -- fiction, Domestic fiction, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Family -- England -- Fiction, Love stories, Young women -- England -- Fiction
title_display Pride and prejudice : an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism
title_full Pride and prejudice : an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism / edited by Donald Gray
title_short Pride and prejudice :
title_sub an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism
topic_facet Austen, Jane, Courtship, Criticism and interpretation, England, Family, Social life and customs, Young women