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The Annotated Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

Published: 2007-03-13
Paperback : 739 pages
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This first-ever fully annotated edition of one of the most beloved novels in the world is a sheer delight for Jane Austen fans. Here is the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with more than 2,300 annotations on facing pages, including:

Explanations of historical context
Rules of ...
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Introduction

This first-ever fully annotated edition of one of the most beloved novels in the world is a sheer delight for Jane Austen fans. Here is the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with more than 2,300 annotations on facing pages, including:

Explanations of historical context
Rules of etiquette, class differences, the position of women, legal and economic realities, leisure activities, and more.

Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings
Parallels between the novel and Austen’s experience are revealed, along with writings that illuminate her beliefs and opinions.

Definitions and clarifications
Archaic words, words still in use whose meanings have changed, and obscure passages are explained.

Literary comments and analyses
Insightful notes highlight Austen’s artistry and point out the subtle ways she develops her characters and themes.

Maps and illustrations
of places and objects mentioned in the novel.

An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events

Of course, one can enjoy the novel without knowing the precise definition of a gentleman, or what it signifies that a character drives a coach rather than a hack chaise, or the rules governing social interaction at a ball, but readers of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice will find that these kinds of details add immeasurably to understanding and enjoying the intricate psychological interplay of Austen’s immortal characters.

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During Jane Austen's time, the choices for women were limited to choices in marriage or family connections. How has life changed for women today? How are things unchanged?
The author Charlotte Bronte did not believe that Jane Austen presented characters that were lifelike and true. How did the early childhood and family lives of the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen influence their writing?
Was Mrs. Bennet a comical character or a serious one? Was her attempt to marry off her daughter's valid, selfish or silly?
by maureenmorisano (see profile) 10/17/10

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by maureenmorisano (see profile) 10/17/10
Our bookclub compared the characters from Pride and Prejudice to the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Jane Austen's classic novel has influenced literature to the present. We believed that the authors of Guernsey were definately fans of Jane Austen

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  "Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen"by maureenmorisano (see profile) 10/17/10

In Pride and Prejudice the author explores people's preconceived notions and prejudices as they relate to one another. As the story enfolds, both Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy realize tha... (read more)

 
  "Wonderful book with a lot of insight on the time period"by cmacneir (see profile) 10/09/07

This is one of those books I pick up when I don't have anything new to read. I have reread this several times and pick up something new each time I read it. The insight that the annotations gives you... (read more)

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