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  • Published: 2 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9780451530783
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $9.99

Pride and Prejudice




Celebrate International Women's Day with the original rebel girls!

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

Spirited Elizabeth Bennet is one of a family of five daughters, and with no male heir, the Bennet estate must someday pass to their priggish cousin William Collins. Therefore, the girls must marry well—and thus is launched the story of Elizabeth and the arrogant bachelor Mr. Darcy, in a novel renowned as the epitome of romance and wit. Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen’s masterwork, an entertaining portrait of matrimonial rites and rivalries, timeless in its hilarity and its honesty.

With an Introduction by Margaret Drabbleand an Afterword by Eloisa James

  • Published: 2 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9780451530783
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $9.99

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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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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