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  • Published: 1 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099589334
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $17.99

Pride and Prejudice (Vintage Classics Austen Series)


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Part of the Vintage Classics Austen Series: all six of Jane Austen's major novels, beautifully designed by writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by our finest contemporary writers

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH

The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion.

'The best-loved book by our best-loved novelist' Independent

Elizabeth Bennet is young, clever and attractive, but her mother is a nightmare and she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security and escape in the shape of husbands. The arrival of the affable Mr Bingley and arrogant Mr Darcy in the neighbourhoos, both single and in possession of large fortunes, turns all their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love.

**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

  • Pub date: 1 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099589334
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $17.99

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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