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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Hardcover - 1905 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


London : J M Dent & Co, 1905 A very good copy of 6th edition complete in 2 volumes, edited by R Brimley Johnson, and with 12 colour plates by H M Brock. First issued in this form in 1898, the edition proved extremely popular and quickly went through a number of printings. In original decorative cloth bindings with gilt titles to spine and front board. Top page edges gilt. With half titles, showing that they were volumes III and IV of Brimley Johnson's series; colour frontispieces; decorative title pages; preface (volume 1); listing of illustrations; and text with head and tailpieces. All the plates are present as called for and both volumes have the original page marker.Vol I has 191 pp and Vol II has 210 pp. Vol I has slight darkening to the spine and slight pulling to spine ends. Vol II has a small mark to the side of the front board and a couple of light small marks on the back board. Both have slight cocking to spines. Internally Vol I has a couple of small marks in the bottom margin of p 37 and Vol II has small marks to the top margin of p 172 and 173. Contents otherwise bright and clean. There are pencil signatures in both volumes to the verso of the fep.
Multi-volume Set

Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen. First published on 28 January 1813, it was her second published novel. 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.


  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032758
  • Title: Pride and Prejudice
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Illustrator: H M Brock
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J M Dent & Co
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1905
  • Keywords: illustrated austen; Elizabeth and Darcy; H M Brock; jane austen; pride and prejudice
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction;
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall


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On Jan 5 2016, 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, 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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