Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
(Modern Library Classics)

82%

21 Critic Reviews

I strongly suggest everybody to read this book - maybe it will be hard at first but it will definitely be worth it!
-Guardian

Synopsis

Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.
 

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One of England’s most beloved authors, Jane Austen wrote such classic novels as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. Published anonymously during her life, Austen’s work was renowned for its realism, humour, and commentary on English social rites and society at the time. Austen’s writing was supported by her family, particularly by her brother, Henry, and sister, Cassandra, who is believed to have destroyed, at Austen’s request, her personal correspondence after Austen’s death in 1817. Austen’s authorship was revealed by her nephew in A Memoir of Jane Austen, published in 1869, and the literary value of her work has since been recognized by scholars around the world.
 
Published July 21, 2015 by Classic Books Publisher. 258 pages
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Critic reviews for Pride and Prejudice
All: 21 | Positive: 19 | Negative: 2

Guardian

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Reviewed by mariakozhuhar on Feb 29 2012

I strongly suggest everybody to read this book - maybe it will be hard at first but it will definitely be worth it!

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Guardian

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Reviewed by Pinkbookworm on Jun 11 2011

Pride and Prejudice was the first classic I ever read, and I absolutely loved it. If you're not too big on classics, try this book, and believe me, it will change your opinion.

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Guardian

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Reviewed by mariakozhuhar on Feb 29 2012

This is the best book to illustrate the negative effect of pride and prejudice when it comes to the relations between people, and it combines knowledge of life with a dynamic plot.

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Reviewed by cwahmjill on Nov 29 2007

Insight Edition has succeeded in adding a whole new dimension to Austen’s work. The text of Pride and Prejudice largely speaks for itself and yet the editors did a wonderful job of adding information that enriched the book and made it even more appealing.

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All About Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Blythe Barnhill on Sep 04 2014

If I'm ever stranded on our imaginary desert isle I hope I have a trunkful of books. But if I can only take one I think Pride and Prejudice just might be it.

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The Independent

Excellent
Reviewed by Donna Leon on Mar 27 2014

One of the comforts of age is that even this grim knowledge of social reality does nothing to diminish the sparkle of life that fills every page of this most glorious of novels, and so the reading of it is a lifelong joy.

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Crosswalk.com

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Reviewed by Eric Metaxas on Jan 10 2014

...Jane Austen’s most popular book actually offers a witty, insightful, and surprisingly realistic look at what marriage is and ought to be—even some two hundred years after its publication.

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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by Rachel C on Aug 29 2015

Published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice was Jane Austen's second novel but has become one of the greatest works in literature...Pride and Prejudice is a heartwarming story that I recommend to everyone. It will cause you to reexamine your life and the thoughts you have about others.

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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by Sabrin S. on May 10 2014

The story is engaging at every stage. While strong characters carry the drama of the story, ludicrous personalities keep the reader entertained.

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Inverarity is not a Scottish village

Above average
on Dec 11 2010

Okay, I can understand why Austen's hyper-elegant romcom about 19th century English gentry might put off those who aren't fans of the genre. But once I got used to the style, I loved Austen's finely-crafted prose. It's a work of genius...

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Lit Lovers

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Reviewed by Molly Lundquist on May 10 2014

a wonderful young heroine attains fulfillment without compromising her integrity. And in the end she wins a prince, transforming him from a priggish frog into a devoted husband. Hard not to love it.

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Literary Exploration

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Reviewed by MICHAEL KITTO on Apr 21 2013

I expected Pride and Prejudice to be a romance, exploring the courtship of Lizzie and Darcy, which it is, but I was so pleased that there was so much more in this novel to explore. I read this novel and then went back and reread this novel right away...

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Reviewed by April on Feb 25 2014

...I love and I will forever and always ship Darcy and Elizabeth in whatever iteration they are in and you will pry this ship from my cold dead hands. You guys, there is just no way I can do the swoons justice...

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Between The Covers

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Reviewed by Heather on May 05 2011

It is a satisfying love story, if that’s what you’re after, but it’s also much more than that. The characters are great—even the ones whose personalities I can’t stand—and the book really has a lot to say about people’s pride, vanity and prejudices in general.

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Wondrous Reads

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Reviewed by prophecygirl on Dec 10 2013

I suppose you'd say Pride and Prejudice is a love story, though it's also a clever social commentary of a time very different to ours. The principles are the same, but everything is executed so properly and with more respect and morality than you'd ever find now.

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Diary of an Eccentric

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Reviewed by Anna on Jun 30 2011

I could go on for hours about how much I love this book. There’s humor, with Mrs. Bennet being the most outlandish of them all; social commentary, with plenty of instances of unhappy marriages and how Elizabeth is determined to marry for love...

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Peace Love Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Jessica on Mar 23 2013

I have to say, Pride and Prejudice is definitely my favorite Austen novel so far and I don't see the others surpassing it. You just can't get any better than Mr. Darcy. Every single romantic out there has got to read Pride and Prejudice at least one point in their lives.

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on Sep 20 2012

It is impossible to talk about Jane Austen without discussing her ridiculous talent for prose, style, and language. Her characters are brilliant, yes, but they work at their best, here, because Austen knows how to deliver their stories...

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It's All About Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Suey on Aug 16 2012

The story will never get old and I predict I'll be doing re-reads of it for as long as I keep reading. Bottom line: I will love it forever!

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A Novel Menagerie

Excellent
on May 27 2009

I NEVER NEVER NEVER thought that I’d like Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. I just finished reading it and I already want to read it again.

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Coffee and Wizards

Excellent
Reviewed by megtao on Feb 08 2012

These characters have all made it up onto my mental shelf where I put all my favourite characters. I could probably spend hours talking about how adorable Bingley is or how good Jane is or how ridiculously hilarious Mr. Bennet is or how hot Darcy is, but I shall refrain. This is a must read and a must reread.

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