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Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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London : Richard Bentley, 1833 A very good copy of the 1st issue of the Richard Bentley Standard Novels Pride and Prejudice. This is the first issue as a single volume and the 4th edition overall. It retains the Standard Novels series half title page, being number XXX in the series. It has been newly rebound in half calf with gilt lined raised bands, title label and author and date details to spine. Boards are marbled. New endpapers with the bookplate of Coker Court relaid on the front pastedown. Contents: Standard Novels half title; frontispiece; vignette title and letterpress title; text pp 1-340. The binding is in fine condition. Contents are in very good clean condition. There is occasional brown spotting and toning, most obvious on pp 39-46 and 80-86, and occasionally on top margins and in the gutter. The tissue guard between the frontispiece and vignette title has been replaced.

Synopsis

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.

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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.

Details

Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032840
Title
Pride and Prejudice
Author
Jane Austen
Illustrator
Pickering, Greatbatch
Format/binding
Half-Leather
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Richard Bentley
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1833
Keywords
Bentley austen; illustrated austen; jane austen; richard bentley; pride and prejudice; coker court
Bookseller catalogs
LITERATURE;
Size
16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall

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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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bookplate
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