PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Broché)

Jane Austen

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'I must confess that I think her as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print,' Jane Austen declared of her heroine in Pride and Prejudice. Few readers have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet. Her early determination to dislike Mr Darcy - who is quite the most handsome and eligible bachelor in the whole of English literature - is a misjudgement only matched in folly by Darcy's arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to truer feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.
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  • Date de parution : 01/01/1996
  • Editeur : Penguin Books
  • ISBN : 0-14-043426-7
  • EAN : 9780140434262
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 335 pages
  • Poids : 0.26 Kg
  • Dimensions : 13,0 cm × 19,8 cm × 1,9 cm
Jane Austen

Biographie de Jane Austen

JANE AUSTEN was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1917 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on 18 july 1817. Jane Austen was extremely modest about her own genius, describing her work to her nephew, Edward, as 'the little bit (two inches wide) of ivory, on which I work with so fine a brush, as produces little effect after much labour'. As a girl she wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were published only after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime, These are Sense and Sensibility, (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

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