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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. by AUSTEN. JANE. ; BROCK. C. E. Illustrates - Hardcover - 1899 - from Paul Foster Books (SKU: 10435)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

by AUSTEN. JANE. ; BROCK. C. E. Illustrates

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Macmillan and Co. London. 1899. Early edition, reprint of the first Brock edition which was issued in 1895. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.5 inches). Forty full page illustrations by Brock. Tissue paper guard over frontis is a bit foxed otherwise a very good bright copy bound in recent full brown morocco leather binding. Spine with five raised bands, red and green labels ruled and lettered in gilt. Compartments ruled and decorated with floral corner designs, all in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Original publishers decorative front board bound in at the rear. A lovely copy of this beautiful book.

Synopsis

Pride and Prejudice is the second novel by English author Jane Austen, after  Sense and Sensibility.  First published on 28 January 1813, Austen sold the copyright for just Â£110.  Its manuscript was initially written between 1796 and 1797 in Steventon, Hampshire, where Austen lived in the rectory. Originally called First Impressions, it was never published under that title, and in following revisions it was retitled Pride and Prejudice. It was first published anonymously.  A novel of manners, set in the early 19th century, the story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five daughters of a country gentleman. The five unmarried sisters are pressed to find a good wealthy match, and the very opinionated Elizabeth comes to odds with her proud beau Mr. Darcy. 

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On Jan 5 2016, a reader said:
this is my #1 favorite book of all the Jane Austen books. i love the way elizabeth and darcy talk to each other.
On Jun 5 2014, a reader said:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is listed by many as a universal Classic and, rightfully, frequents many “Must Read” lists.

Elizabeth Bennett lives in a small country estate. Daughter to a poor country gentleman who has four other daughters, her prospects of marriage are slim. That doesn’t bother Elizabeth, however. She is beautiful, smart, opinionated, strong-willed and in no hurry to find a husband. Her mother, who frequently embarrasses her and her older sister Jane by pushing them at any eligible bachelor, has other plans for her. While at a public ball, she is introduced to mild-mannered pleasant Mr. Bingley who is taken by Jane instantly. Also in attendance is Mr. Bingley’s best friend Mr. Darcy. Mr. Darcy is handsome and rich but gives the impression of distaste when introduced to Elizabeth. Throughout the story, they constantly misunderstand and miss-judge each other making many nearly grievous mistakes.

If you are anything like me, you will be just as frustrated with Elizabeth as she learns Mr. Darcy’s true character and how to let go of her objections to love and simply fall.

This is truly my all-time favorite book so far. I read it at least once a year, usually around Christmastime. Given that Austen’s writing describes this time-period so intricately, I can picture myself as Elizabeth Bennett every time I read it. And, just like Elizabeth Bennett, I fall in love with Mr. Darcy every time as well.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
10435
Title
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.
Author
AUSTEN. JANE. ; BROCK. C. E. Illustrates
Book condition
Used
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Macmillan and Co. London. 1899
Date Published
1899
Bookseller catalogs
Jane Austen; Fine bindings; Children's and Illustrated books;

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raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
top edge gilt
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
foxed
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morocco
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