Pride and Prejudice on Apple BooksA celebration of Jane Austen's favourite of her own books, regarded as one of the greatest novels in the English language. Our treasures display ran from 10 July to 15 September This display takes 'Pride and Prejudice', Jane Austen's second novel, through the years of its history. From the first edition through to graphic novels, we show some of the variety of books which have helped millions of readers take the story to their hearts. In the Library's collections are over different editions and adaptations of 'Pride and Prejudice', along with many other related books. Our display presents a sample of this material to convey the novel's enduring literary and popular appeal. Jane Austen's original manuscript for 'Pride and Prejudice' has not survived.
Pride and Prejudice: A Novel, Jane Austen. First Edition, 1813. Peter Harrington Rare Books
Why are we still so passionate about 'Pride & Prejudice'?
Adversaries at first in the endless rounds of balls, parties and social gatherings, they soon develop a grudging respect for one another that blossoms into romance when each comes to appreciate the tender feelings that course beneath the veneer of their propriety and reserve. Darcy is a wonderfully satisfying experience. A meddling mother, troublesome sister and odious cousin round out the cast of characters who throw roadblocks on the path to a happy ending. Full of warmth and wit, Pride and Prejudice reminds us that sometimes we need to overcome our preconceptions in order to find love. Collagist Fabe adds flair to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with 39 original illustrations that accompany the unabridged text. Fabe's collages overlay bright, watercolor-washed scenes with retro cut-paper figures and objects sampled from fashion magazines from the s to the '50s.
Sign in. After Lydia is married, she and Wickham come to Longbourn for a visit before joining Wickham's new regiment in the North. She is as silly as ever and very proud of her success in catching Wickham, Angry and upset over his rejection, Darcy decides to defend himself. He waylays her on her morning walk, hands her a letter and leaves.
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First published in , Pride and Prejudice has consistently been Jane Austen's most popular novel. It portrays life in the genteel rural society of the day, and tells of the initial misunderstandings and later mutual enlightenment between Elizabeth Bennet whose liveliness and quick wit have often attracted readers and the haughty Darcy. The title Pride and Prejudice refers among other things to the ways in which Elizabeth and Darcy first view each other. The original version of the novel was written in under the title First Impressions , and was probably in the form of an exchange of letters. Jane Austen's own tongue-in-cheek opinion of her work, in a letter to her sister Cassandra immediately after its publication, was: "Upon the whole