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  • Published: 2 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9780451530783
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400

Pride and Prejudice




Celebrate International Women's Day with the original Sisterhood classics - unforgettable novels with an introduction from writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis, editor of FEMINISTS DON'T WEAR PINK.

Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners is one of the most universally loved and admired English novels of all time.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

The Bennets are a family of five daughters, and with no male heir, the Bennet estate must someday pass to their priggish cousin Mr. Collins. Therefore, with no fortune or security of their own, the girls must marry well—and thus is launched the story of spirited and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet and the arrogant and aloof bachelor Mr. Darcy.  

An entertaining portrait of nineteenth century matrimonial rites and rivalries, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is timeless in its hilarity and honesty.

With an Introduction by Margaret Drabble
and an Afterword by Eloisa James

  • Published: 2 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9780451530783
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.

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Praise for Pride and Prejudice

“[Austen] had a talent for describing the involvements and feelings and characters of ordinary life which is…the most wonderful I ever met.”—Sir Walter Scott 

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