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Pride and Prejudice (Wordsworth Classics) (original 1813; edition 1992)

by Jane Austen

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Title:Pride and Prejudice (Wordsworth Classics)
Authors:Jane Austen
Info:Wordsworth Editions Ltd (1992), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 329 pages
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It had been a significantly long time since I had read this book. So I decided to pick it up again and read it since I am such a Jane Austen fan. This book can be difficult to read as it is set in a different era, and in "English" and not American English. This book kept me guessing and longing for the characters to do certain things. I hate being specific as I always worry about leaking too much information... BUT if you love a good love story that keeps you on your seat, makes you laugh, provides good insight as to how things truly use to be... and at the same time makes you go through numerous emotions all in one book, this is certainly the book to read. This may be an oldie... but absolutely a goodie. ( )
  ShadowRhelm | Jul 9, 2014 |
One of my very favorite books! ( )
  darcy36 | Jul 8, 2014 |
After reading Pride and Prejudice for the second time, I actually like this book! The first time I read it a couple years ago, I didn't think much of it, didn't see what the big deal was, but now I consider it be one of my favorite classics. ( )
  missreaderbooks | Jul 3, 2014 |
This classic novel has been lauded as a precursor to today's genre of romance, and it certainly introduces the common trope of two lovers, destined to be together, who are kept apart by bad first impressions, misunderstandings, and the scheming of others.
The language is more formal than today's, increasing my vocabulary and sentence structure with every chapter I read.
The characters are well-drawn and dynamic. The glimpse of life in this era is well-described and evocative.
One of the few "classic" novels I've actually enjoyed reading. ( )
  EmScape | Jul 2, 2014 |
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I "would rather have written Pride and Prejudice, or Tom Jones, than any of the Waverley Novels"
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Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan

Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan

Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter

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Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James

Mr Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll

These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan

Mr. Darcy's Daughters by Elizabeth Aston

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 Aston

Presumption by Julia Barrett

Letters from Pemberley: The First Year by Jane Dawkins

Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman

The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins

Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride by Helen Halstead

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

From Lambton to Longbourn by Abigail Reynolds

Loving Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan

Lady Catherine's Necklace by Joan Aiken

Pemberley Shades by D. A. Bonavia-Hunt

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

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

My Dearest Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan

In the Arms of Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan

Consequence by Elizabeth Newark

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

The Trouble with Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan

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

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

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

The Unexpected Miss Bennet by Patrice Sarath

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

Mr. Darcy's Secret by Jane Odiwe

Assumed Engagement by Kara Louise

Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan

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

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

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

Teverton Hall by Jane Gillespie

The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy by Marsha Altman

Second Impressions by Ava Farmer

The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery by Regina Jeffers

Pemberley Revisited by Emma Tennant

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

The Journey by Jan Hahn

Deborah PP by Jane Gillespie

Colonel Fitzwilliam's Correspondence: Fitzwilliam Darcy's cousin, the Colonel is bound for war on the Peninsula. Is there love in his future while war is waged across Europe? 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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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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