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Pride and Prejudice (Hardcover)
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When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.
About the Author
Jane Austen s (1775-1817) works have enjoyed a renewed popularity in the last year with the film release of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility - both critically acclaimed. Sir Walter Scott said, Jane Austen had that exquisite touch which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting.
John Gay (b. Barnstaple, Devon, 1685) was an English poet and playwright. Hugely successful in his own time, he is now best remembered for "The Beggar's Opera" (1928), a ballad opera satirizing the then Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole. "The Beggar's Opera", and its sequel "Polly", earned Gay fame, infamy and a healthy fortune. After his death at the age of47, he was buried in Westminster Abbey.
Coralie Bickford-Smith is an award-winning designer at Penguin Books, where she has created several highly acclaimed series designs. She studied typography at Reading University and lives in London.