Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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A perennial favorite in the Norton Critical Editions series, "Pride and Prejudice" has been judiciously revised and updated by Donald Grey. R.W. Chapman's authoritative text is again reprinted, and has been sensibly annotated for undergraduate readers.
 

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Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors. Gray served as chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 20 years, and is canon emeritus of Westminster Abbey.
 
Published June 1, 1993 by W W Norton & Co Inc. 388 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the essay "A Little Friendly Advice," Jennifer O'Connell ponders what to do when one's friends make bad choices in relationships (here we're specifically focusing on Elizabeth Bennet and her friend Charlotte, who accepts Lizzy's castoffs without much of a complaint).

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In the book that will have tongues wagging and purists rolling their eyes, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies takes the feisty feminine strength of Jane Austen’s classic Elizabeth Bennet and turns her into one hell of a butt-kicking babe.

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BC Books

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When Bethany House announced their new “Insight Edition” of Pride and Prejudice I jumped at the chance to read it.

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The dedication to the Pride And Prejudice And Zombies prequel Dawn Of The Dreadfuls reads “For Jane.

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Here I was reading a book I'd already read countless times (and indeed had just finished) and I couldn't stop reading long enough to write a review about it.

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– Elizabeth Bennet (to Mr. Darcy) "I might as well inquire why with so evident a desire of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character?"

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Charlotte Brontë (whose Villette, was published on this day in 1853) wrote the following in an 1848 letter to George Lewes, in response to his advice, after having read Jane Eyre, that she might want to write less melodramatically and more like Austen: Why do you like Miss Austen so very much?

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Gather Books

Shapard provides various theories on the debate and as he concludes: "no specific year can be identified as the clearly appropriate one for the novel's chronology, and that the safest course, except for the early part of the novel, is to be precise when possible about the sequence of days, withou...

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Chicago Tribune

Aspirants to the New York Times best-seller list could take a valuable lesson from the quite extraordinary trailer—that's right, trailer???for Seth Grahame-Smith's latest novel, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," which debuted last month at number four and is holding steady at number five.

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Book Lovers

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.

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BookRack

Considering I’ve read this book more than 5 times now and discovered something new each time – it for sure is worth a one time read by anyone!

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Geeks of Doom

You can expect plenty of zombie action — Elizabeth’s on a carriage ride, enter zombie, violent dispatching of zombie — but if you’re expecting a comprehensive history on the epidemic, you’ll be left wondering.

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Geek Speak Magazine

I thought it really helped the novel to come together so that there wasn’t a moment where I thought: “No, this is all wrong for the time period.” This book has gotten a bit of flack from people saying that it was a hack job done by a man who couldn’t write his o...

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Alternative Magazine Online

Most of the English speaking world is familiar with the general plot of Pride and Prejudice, whether through various visual adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic text or as a textbook during school.

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Willamette Week

Pride and Prejudice and Kitties (Skyhorse, $16.95, 195 pages) is “chick lit meets kit lit,” according to Pamela Jane and Deborah Guyol, the Portland writers who reimagined Jane Austen’s classic with Mr. Darcy as an all-black shorthair.

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Horror News Net

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a very amusing parody novel, which gives Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice a new horrific zombie apocalypse (and ninja filled) twist.

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January 27th, 2013 reset - + IN THE FINAL WEEK of January, 200 years ago, the not-yet-famous 37-year-old author Jane Austen was at Chawton Cottage, awaiting the publication of Pride and Prejudice, her second novel to appear in print.

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