This book represents the first annotated version ever of Jane Austen's most popular novel. It contains the complete text of the novel, along with more than 2300 annotations. These annotations provide historical background on the society and customs depicted in the novel, point out connections between its incidents and Jane Austen's own life, analyze the techniques and themes of the author, and define the many words in the novel that have become archaic or have shifted their meaning since the time it was published. The book also includes illustrations related to the period, as well as an introduction discussing the novel's overall structure, a chronology laying out the precise sequence of events in the story, and maps showing all the places mentioned in the text.
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Published November 25, 2003
by Pheasant Books.
Literature & Fiction, History.