Pride and Prejudice
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Of all the Jane Austen`s books, ``Pride and Prejudice has`` has earned a special place in the hearts of the reading public as her best-loved and most intimately know novel. From its famous openeing sentence, the story of the Bennet family and of the novel`s two protagonists, Elizabeth and Darcy, told with a wit that its author feared might prove `rather too light and bright, and sparkling`, delights its most fammiliar readers as thoroughly as it does those who encounter it for the first time. And while she entertains us, Jane Austen teaches us the wisdom of balance, the folly of `pride` and `prejudice`
`Pride and Prejudice` was first published in 1813, althouth the original story from which it evolved, entitled ``First Impressions``, was begun in 1796. The text is deited by James Kinsley and R.W. Chapman`s Oxford edition, with a bibliography, and introduction and notes by Frank w. Bradbrook.
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