Pride and Prejudice

(Great Writers Library)

Hardcover, 391 pages

English language

Published Nov. 16, 1986 by Marshall Cavendish.

ISBN:
9780863076695
OCLC Number:
17476111

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4 stars (7 reviews)

Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness.

Mr. Bennet, owner of the Longbourn estate in Hertfordshire, has five daughters, but his property is entailed and can only be passed to a male heir. His wife also lacks an inheritance, so his family faces becoming very poor upon his death. Thus, it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well to support the others, which is a motivation that drives the plot.

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Review of 'Pride and Prejudice' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

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Gemma Barder’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel ’Pride and Prejudice’ is spectacular.

Designed to introduce children to the 1813 novel, Barder has taken the time to ensure that whilst the story is simplified for a younger audience? It hasn't lost anything that has made Austen’s work one that has remained a favourite for the last two hundred years.

The illustrations are perfect and remind me of ones found in my own version of the original story. They work perfectly alongside the written word and I especially liked the way each sister was depicted in the ’introduction’ to the five Bennet sisters at the beginning of the short story. The illustrated letters were also a brilliant idea although I fear the Miss Bennets’ governess would have been close to fainting …

Review of 'Orgullo y Prejuicio' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I liked the book because it is not only about love, it is about Elizabeth, a girl who is very proud and does not agree with the way the society tells women how to act. I liked that she is revellious and sometimes she is so proud you want to yell at her to stop it because not everyone's bad.

You grow with Elizabeth's feelings and way of seeing life, I guess. And it's all thanks to Austen's way of writing, the way she tells the story in a quiet and sometimes funny and other times infurating (because of Elizabeth) way.

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