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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Pride and Prejudice (1813)

by Jane Austen

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  4. 355
    Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (Shuffy2)
    Shuffy2: Beatrice and Benedick & Lizzie and Darcy- there are some similarties! This is my favorite of Shakespeare's comedies! Two characters who love to spar with words, 2 couples who love each other, and a bad guy! Perfect mix...
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    The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (carlym)
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    North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (BookishRuth, Shuffy2)
    Shuffy2: Mr. Darcy and Mr. Thornton are both of the same cloth, a love story you can really sink into!
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    The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (humouress)
    humouress: For those who love Pride and Prejudice, and want to know more about the context it was written in, the annotated version adds depth to Jane Austen's work.
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    Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Bonzer)
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    Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (dawnlovesbooks)
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    Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (chrisharpe)
    chrisharpe: Both novels offer a similar sort of wry look at the foibles of the English classes in the 18th / 19th centuries. Both are so carefully observed and deliciously written that they remain classics.
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    Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (dawnlovesbooks)
  12. 195
    The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (SandSing7)
    SandSing7: Wharton is as American as Austen is British. Read both works for a comparitive "across the pond" view on the novel of manners.
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    Excellent Women by Barbara Pym (carlym, dawnlovesbooks)
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    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (HollyMS)
  15. 62
    Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym (lilithcat)
    lilithcat: Some Tame Gazelle was Barbara Pym's first book, but I would really recommend any of her works to admirers of Jane Austen. She has the same sensibility, the same grasp of the English social order and the English village, and populates her books with very similar people. But, more important, she has the same sense of humor, and the same marvelous touch with comedies of manners.… (more)
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    The Cambridge Introduction to Jane Austen by Janet Todd (aynar)
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    The Making of Pride and Prejudice (BBC) by Susie Conklin (aynar)
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    Crown Duel (Crown Duel / Court Duel) by Sherwood Smith (Jen7waters)
    Jen7waters: Although one is fantasy and the other isn't, Meliara has with Vidanric, the same problem Lizzy has with Darcy: prejudice. She keeps wanting to bite his head off when all he does is help her. Love them all!
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    Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (lucyknows)
  20. 42
    Longbourn by Jo Baker (julienne_preacher, Cecrow)
    Cecrow: Longbourn takes place among the servants of the Bennett family.

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I think that somehow in this re-reading Pride and Prejudice has far exceeded my expectations. I have realized how much further the novel goes than what is known in the general population. Most people disparage it as an out-of-touch novel about rich people in early 19th century England. 'What could that possibly do with me?' I can hear them ask.

My first response: 'Have you ever loved someone?' Not the romantic, head-over-heels love, but the gradual cementing of the bond between two people...the love that could last longer than the first kind? It takes Elizabeth nearly a year to gradually and naturally fall in love with Mr. Darcy, which in my opinion, is a more realistic view of love than anything you would fine in the Gothic era of literature and certainly in the modern era of film and music.

My second response: 'Do you have at least one person around you that you find ridiculous or foolish?' Austen is the master is satirizing people who are imbalanced. By that I mean, people who are overtly passionate (Lydia), sentimental (Mrs. Bennet), flattering (Wickham/Mr. Collins), prideful (Lady Catherine) or coldly logical (Mary). Who wouldn't make fun of these kinds of people? And don't we still do it? Isn't it a natural thing for us to laugh at? In a way she is advocating for the balance of the mind and heart, which is represented by Elizabeth, Jane, and later Mr. Darcy (once he gets more in touch with his feelings!).

Pride and Prejudice is a thoroughly modern novel behind the carriages and bonnets. It speaks to human virtues and human fallacies. If you're a fan, continue to find new things in your multiple readings. If you're not a fan, and cringe at the thought of the distance in the language or setting from your life, remember my responses and (try) to get over it! :) ( )
  oacevedo | Apr 9, 2019 |
The Top Ten Things to know about the characters and character of Pride and Prejudice:
• Jane Austen is observant in a way that could do you much credit or reveal you to be the most lamentable boor or ninny ever.
• “Elizabeth Bennet is one of the greatest and most complex characters ever written.” That line’s lifted from the movie You’ve Got Mail. It’s got truth.
• Mr. Bennet, Elizabeth’s father, is often sensible and well-humored, though not without defect even good humor cannot always compensate. One wonders if he has, in his parental supervisions and marital forbearance, support from something distilled.
• Mrs. Bennet, Elizabeth’s mother, isn’t sensible and her good humor deserts her often. Yet, despite her follies and the vexations afforded by her family, she is set aglow by even small promise of desired events to come. That is a thing not to be scoffed at.
• Elizabeth Bennet pays firm notice of Mr. Darcy’s prejudice; her pride is to interpret it prejudicially.
• Mr. Darcy’s pride is to have a stick up his hind side for the longest time. Elizabeth Bennet, in her musings, somehow refrains from expressing her identical sentiments with identical words.
• Mr. Wickham, a roguish fellow, boldfaces the grievances Elizabeth Bennet has with Mr. Darcy. The comparison has consequences and is a source of much that’s fun.
• Lady Catherine’s genius is to put pride and prejudice in service of her very great admiration of her own greatness at endeavors she’s never attempted and emotions she’s never felt, thus calling to mind a person quite prominent in present-day U.S. politics.
• The last third or so of the book is not as good as what came before. But keep on—Elizabeth Bennet does and that should suffice.
• You might not be enchanted by Elizabeth Bennet. But if you are not, justice should petition that Lady Catherine (or her toady, Mr. Collins) become an affliction to your days.

And that’s the true gen. Count on it. ( )
1 vote dypaloh | Apr 6, 2019 |
It’s not the greatest English novel, as it’s a little short and simple—get out there, get married— and not “the only English novel for grown-up people” (as Woolf called “Middlemarch”), but it does deserve to be read as it’s just as much fun as “David Copperfield”. And twice as Dora Spenlow-y. The Perfect Victorian Girl, you know. Austen really was ahead of her time—if only just, ha. But I wax cruel. It’s the fans who are the problem, as I was once. It’s the young. People read into it what they want to find. Not that there’s nothing bad in it, but it’s greatly exaggerated by people who think that there’s nothing in life that matters but weddings, their wedding(s). Vanity, you know. But it’s not a bad book. People's idea of somebody they don’t like is a pseudointellectual who’s pompous as the day is long, and they don’t like him because he doesn’t get drunk enough. Add a Harry Potter level of literacy—not that there’s anything wrong with Harry Potter, merely that people are limited in their imagination— and that person will run away with “Pride & Prejudice”. Superficial, you know. Or anything all intimidation, no substance, a generic war story, the past, although there I suppose that prejudice would get in the way. But if you want a veneer to put over “I hate people who don’t get drunk”, you’ll do well. Mr. Collins! Isn’t that what people expect of you, if you don’t get drunk? But it’s nobody’s fault. Mr. Collins is a real person, and has been innumerable times. Drink’s not the only vice.

You get thumbs up by posting short simple positions, strongly for or strongly against, on popular books. One out of two’s not enough. But this is the sort of thing I like. History of morals, history of criticism.

Anyway, the vain reader will gain remarkably little good, but it does deserve to be read. Faction and instinct will serve you ill. And “vanity not love has been my folly” is a beautiful line. Anyway, I am admittedly an improvement over the common sort who read the book with their eyes closed, no self-knowledge— yes, what a large book, Mr. Collins, you’re right; *very* serious, dear Kitty, a veritable classic, you’re right.... put it under your pillow, and the Book Fairy will give you a shilling, and that and a painting of yourself is what you really wanted— but I have finally realized, that which I was deluded about before, namely that there is nothing new or revolutionary or unique at all to be said. There is only the herd and the few, but the few are very many individuals indeed and I have nothing to add.
  smallself | Apr 3, 2019 |
Uno de mis clásicos favoritos. Aunque lo leí "tarde", pues tendría que haberlo hecho desde la preparatoria, creo que eso fue una ventaja para mí; no lo habría podido apreciar tanto a los 16-18 años como lo hice a mis 30. Dicen por ahí que hay ciertos tiempos o momentos correctos para leer un libro y creo que eso es verdad en este caso.

Definitivamente me dejó una muy buena experiencia, despertó mi curiosidad por el periodo Regente de Inglaterra y me abrió las puertas a otros autores del mismo género. Lo recomendaría a cualquiera. ( )
  LenoreDiKaat | Mar 10, 2019 |
This is the audiobook version while the original text gets 5 stars, the reader get 4 stars. Her voice is extremely annoying for some of the characters. ( )
  LadyNell | Feb 20, 2019 |
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[Recensionen gäller en nyöversättning gjord av Gun-Britt Sundström]

...men ”Stolthet och fördom” är en glad roman, tack vare Elizabeth Bennets frejdiga humör och relativa frispråkighet. I Gun-Britt Sundströms nyöversättning ges gott om utrymme för tvetydigheten i hennes repliker, för skrattet som bubblar under ytan.
 
[Recensionen gäller en nyöversättning gjord av Gun-Britt Sundström]

När jag läser Sundströms översättning blir det för första gången tydligt för mig hur skickligt Austen tryfferar romanen med små överdrifter, sarkasmer, nålstick av spydighet, utan att läsaren för den skull tappar engagemanget i intrigen. Humorn gäller särskilt gestaltningen av bokens karikatyrer, Elizabeths ytliga och giriga mamma mrs Bennet och den fjäskige och inbilske mr Collins, den släkting som aspirerar på att överta familjegodset.
 
In Pride and Prejudice, Austen turned up the dial that controls the temperature of comedy, giving it some of the fever of what we would now call romance... For Elizabeth Bennet is the most frictionlessly adorable Heroine in the corpus – by some distance. And, as for the Hero, well, Miss Austen, for once in her short life, held nothing back: tall, dark, handsome, brooding, clever, noble, and profoundly rich...No reader can resist the brazen wishfulness of Pride and Prejudice, but it is clear from internal evidence alone that Austen never fully forgave herself for it...

Pride and Prejudice suckers you. Amazingly – and, I believe, uniquely – it goes on suckering you. Even now, as I open the book, I feel the same tizzy of unsatisfied expectation, despite five or six rereadings. How can this be, when the genre itself guarantees consummation? The simple answer is that these lovers really are ‘made for each other’ – by their creator. They are constructed for each other: interlocked for wedlock. Their marriage has to be.
 
Satírica, antirromántica, profunda y mordaz a un tiempo, la obra de Jane Austen nace de la observación de la vida doméstica y de un profundo conocimiento de la condición humana. Orgullo y prejuicio ha fascinado a generaciones de lectores por sus inolvidables personajes y su desopilante retrato de una sociedad, la Inglaterra victoriana y rural, tan contradictoria como absurda. Con la llegada del rico y apuesto señor Darcy a su región, las vidas de los Bennet y sus cinco hijas se vuelven del revés. El orgullo y la distancia social, la astucia y la hipocresía, los malentendidos y los juicios apresurados abocan a los personajes al escándalo y al dolor, pero también a la comprensión, el conocimiento y el amor verdadero. Esta edición presenta al lector una nueva traducción al castellano que devuelve todo su esplendor al ingenio y la finísima ironía de la prosa de Austen.
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I "would rather have written Pride and Prejudice, or Tom Jones, than any of the Waverley Novels"
added by GYKM | editGeorge Henry Lewes, George Henry Lewes
 

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Austen, JaneAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Collected Works {undistinguished} by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice Mansfield Park Persuasion by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey/Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Complete Novels (including Lady Susan) by Jane Austen

Emma / Mansfield Park / Northanger Abbey / Persuasion / Pride and Prejudice / Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange

Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter

Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan

Darcy's Story by Janet Aylmer

Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World by Abigail Reynolds

Impulse & Initiative: What if Mr. Darcy had Set Out to Win Elizabeth's Heart? by Abigail Reynolds

The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy by Maya Slater

The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy by Mary Street

Pemberley by the Sea: A modern love story, Pride and Prejudice style by Abigail Reynolds

Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

Vanity and Vexation: A Novel of Pride and Prejudice by Kate Fenton

From Lambton to Longbourn by Abigail Reynolds

The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy by Sara Angelini

Mr. Darcy's Obsession (A Pride and Prejudice Variation) by Abigail Reynolds

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud

Only Mr. Darcy Will Do by Kara Louise

Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway

Pride and Prejudice [adapted - Oxford Bookworms] by Clare West

Pride and Popularity (Jane Austen Diaries) by Jenni James

Without Reserve by Abigail Reynolds

Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell

Imperfect Bliss by Susan Fales-Hill

Pride/Prejudice: A Novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and Their Forbidden Lovers by Ann Herendeen

First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice by Alexa Adams

First Impressions: An Amish Tale of Pride and Prejudice (The Amish Classics) by Sarah Price

The Diary of Henry Fitzwilliam Darcy by Marjorie Fasman

In Want of a Wife? by Cathy Williams

Pride and Prejudice (adapted ∙ Heinemann Guided Readers) by Margaret Tarner

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Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James

Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues by Linda Berdoll

These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan

Mr. Darcy's Daughters by Elizabeth Pewsey

Darcy & Elizabeth: Nights and Days at Pemberley by Linda Berdoll

Pride and Prescience: or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged by Carrie Bebris

The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet by Colleen McCullough

Suspense and Sensibility or, First Impressions Revisited by Carrie Bebris

Pemberley: Or Pride and Prejudice Continued by Emma Tennant

Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy by Sharon Lathan

The Second Mrs. Darcy by Elizabeth Pewsey

Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman

Presumption by Julia Barrett

The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins

Letters from Pemberley: The First Year by Jane Dawkins

Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride by Helen Halstead

Lydia Bennet's Story: A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Odiwe

Loving Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan

From Lambton to Longbourn by Abigail Reynolds

Lady Catherine's Necklace by Joan Aiken

Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Jennifer Becton

My Dearest Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan

Pemberley Shades by D. A. Bonavia-Hunt

In the Arms of Mr. Darcy (Pride & Prejudice Continues) by Sharon Lathan

Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Diana Birchall

Consequence by Elizabeth Newark

The Trouble with Mr. Darcy: Pride and Prejudice continues... (Pride & Prejudice Continues) by Sharon Lathan

Mr. Darcy's Little Sister by C. Allyn Pierson

Mr. Darcy's Decision: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Juliette Shapiro

Mr. Darcy's Secret by Jane Odiwe

Darcy and Fitzwilliam: A tale of a gentleman and an officer by Karen Wasylowski

The Unexpected Miss Bennet by Patrice Sarath

Excessively Diverted: The Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice by Juliette Shapiro

Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan

Conviction: A Sequel To Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice by Skylar Hamilton Burris

The Three Colonels: Jane Austen's Fighting Men by Jack Caldwell

Pride and Pyramids: Mr. Darcy in Egypt by Amanda Grange

Assumed Engagement by Kara Louise

Christmas at Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Holiday Sequel by Regina Jeffers

The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy by Marsha Altman

The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery (Pride & Prejudice Mysteries) by Regina Jeffers

Teverton Hall by Jane Gillespie

The Journey by Jan Hahn

Second Impressions by Ava Farmer

Pemberley Revisited by Emma Tennant

Illusions and Ignorance: Mary Bennet's Story by S. E. Ward

Deborah by Jane Gillespie

Colonel Fitzwilliam's Correspondence by D. W. Wilkin

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
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The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.
Do not be afraid of my running into any excess, of my encroaching on your privilege of universal good will. You need not. There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense.
"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
"I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!"
Though Lydia's short letter to Mrs. F. gave them to understand that they were going to Gretna Green, something was dropped by Denny expressing his belief that W. never intended to go there, or to marry Lydia at all, which was repeated to Colonel F., who, instantly taking the alarm, set off from B. intending to trace their route. He did trace them easily to Clapham, but no farther; for on entering that place they removed into a hackney-coach and dismissed the chaise that brought them from Epsom. All that is known after this is that they were seen to continue the London road. I know not what to think. After making every possible enquiry on that side London, Colonel F. came on into Hertfordshire, anxiously renewing them at all the turnpikes, and at the inns in Barnet and Hatfield, but without any success; no such people had been seen to pass through. With the kindest concern he came on to Longbourn, and broke his apprehensions to us in a manner most creditable to his heart.
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Austen’s most celebrated novel tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a bright, lively young woman with four sisters, and a mother determined to marry them to wealthy men. At a party near the Bennets’ home in the English countryside, Elizabeth meets the wealthy, proud Fitzwilliam Darcy. Elizabeth initially finds Darcy haughty and intolerable, but circumstances continue to unite the pair. Mr. Darcy finds himself captivated by Elizabeth’s wit and candor, while her reservations about his character slowly vanish. The story is as much a social critique as it is a love story, and the prose crackles with Austen’s wry wit.
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One of five women,
Finding a man for herself
with wit, pride and love.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553213105, Mass Market Paperback)

Elizabeth Bennet is the perfect Austen heroine: intelligent, generous, sensible, incapable of jealousy or any other major sin. That makes her sound like an insufferable goody-goody, but the truth is she's a completely hip character, who if provoked is not above skewering her antagonist with a piece of her exceptionally sharp -- but always polite -- 18th century wit. The point is, you spend the whole book absolutely fixated on the critical question: will Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy hook up?

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In early nineteenth-century England, Elizabeth Bennett, a spirited young woman copes with the romantic entanglements of her four sisters, and her feelings for Fitzwilliam Darcy, a brooding gentleman.

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