Pride and Prejudice
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'Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by the witty cynicisms of her indolent husband.
One of her daughters, Elizabeth, becomes prejudiced against her future suitor Darcy, because of his arrogance and uncalled-for interference with his friend Bingley's courtship of her sister Jane. In spite of this, Darcy falls in love with Elizabeth - a blow to his pride - proposes, but is rehected. However, his sensitive assistance when Lydia Bennet elopes, dissolves Elizabeth's prejudice, and the two are reconciled.
The vivid delineations of provincial middle-class attitudes, moral firmness and the author's sense of comic and satirical ridicule make Pride and Prejudice one of the enduring classics of the English language.
Detail from Portrait of a Mother and Her Four Daughters by Sir George Hayter'
This is one of the best books I've ever read in my entire life. I love it. What more can I say? :-)
This is a paperback edition from Wordsworth Classics, published in 1992. The book was originally published in 1813, under Austen's pseudonym, A Lady.
I got this book at a secondhand store called Askeladden in Sandvika in Bærum (right outside of Oslo, Norway) on May 3rd, 2007.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I'm passing this into the care of my mother, who will take it with her to Tallinn in Estonia when she goes there with my father on Thursday, to wild release it somewhere (probably in the lobby of her hotel). My father is here right now, fixing something in my kitchen, and he will take it with him to give to her tonight.
Happy travels, little book! :-)
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I am going to release this book for my daughter in my hotel in Tallinn in a few days. I will probably leave it in the lobby.