PRIDE AND PREJUDICE


PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 85392    Product format: Hardback

In a private letter Jane Austen once wrote: 'Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor, which is one very strong argument in favour of matrimony.' Marrying well was the main route to financial security for women denied access to universities and the professions, a theme that runs throughout Jane Austen's fiction. In the much loved 'Pride and Prejudice' this thorny issue is writ large in the shape of the Bennet family, with its five unattached grown-up daughters. The arrival in the neighbourhood of two rich bachelors, Mr Bingley and his friend Mr Darcy, stirs Mrs Bennet to hope that wedding bells will soon be in the air. Jane, the eldest and prettiest daughter, forms an early attachment to Mr Bingley, but her clever and spirited sister Elizabeth immediately takes against the aloof, arrogant Mr Darcy. Events conspire to keep Jane and Mr Bingley apart, while Darcy's pride and Lizzie's prejudice hamper the course of true love. The author herself calls this, her favourite novel, 'My own darling child.' 411pp on creamy glossy stock paper in brand new hardback edition with mother of pearl raised decorative floral design in silvers, blues and violet on a black background and silver edged glamorous pages.
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ISBN 9781912714032
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