16 October 2004

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Fiction. Hardback from Collector's Library. First published 1813. This edition published 2003. Purchased from Methven's in Windsor, UK.

This copy of Pride and Prejudice is a small collector's edition. It fits neatly in pocket or bag. I've read Pride and Prejudice several times. I've also watched the BBC mini-series many times. I am not to the point where I know the book as well as the movie - often the things that are different in the book surprise me. I do enjoy the book in part because it adds many details left out of the film version. It's interesting to compare the two and speculate why some things were left out or changed in the movie.

For gloomy days that are best passed curled up with a familiar book, this is one of my favorites.

Publisher's summary:
Pride and Prejudice is a delightful social comedy and a timelessly affecting love story. Elizabeth Bennet is the headstrong young woman whom no man seems capable of taming; Fitzwilliam Darcy is the arrogant landowner who distains to think it would be worth his trying to do so. Jane Austen's poised narrative shows how these two apparently incompatible characters learn to overcome their initial feelings of mutual dislike. A tour de force of wit and sparkling dialogue, Pride and Prejudice is also a sumptuously detailed picture of contemporary society, which, in its exploration of manners and motives, has a great deal to say about the society of today. Austen's best-loved novel is a memorable story about hte inaccuracy of first impressions, about the power of reason, and above all about the strange dynamics of human relationships and emotions.

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