Pride and Prejudice

Publisher details

Pride and Prejudice
Author
Jane Austen
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Classics
Released
01 March, 2003

Synopsis

When Elizabeth first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lovely 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.#2 in ABC My Favourite Book #6 in Australia's Top 100 2016
Jane Austen
About the author

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 1817 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 (1815). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1817 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.

Books by Jane Austen

Related articles

I Read Memoirs on Women's Rights in India: Q&A with A Murder at Malabar Hill's Author, Sujata Massey

News | Author Related

16 January 2020

I Read Memoirs on Women's Rights in India: Q&A with A Murder at Malabar Hill's Author, Sujata Massey

    I'm Fascinated by Cults: Q&A with In the Clearing Author, J.P. Pomare

    News | Author Related

    16 January 2020

    I'm Fascinated by Cults: Q&A with In the Clearing Author, J.P. Pomare

      The Better Reading Team's 2020 Reading Resolutions

      News | Book Life

      16 January 2020

      The Better Reading Team's 2020 Reading Resolutions

        2020 Indie Book Awards Shortlist Announced: Focus on Kids and YA

        News | Awards

        15 January 2020

        2020 Indie Book Awards Shortlist Announced: Focus on Kids and YA

        Remarkable Friendships: Better Reading on the Special Friendships Our Favourite Characters Shared

        News | Book Life

        15 January 2020

        Remarkable Friendships: Better Reading on the Special Friendships Our Favourite Characters Shared

        I’m Fascinated by the Journey to Adulthood: Q&A with Such a Fun Age Author, Kiley Reid

        News | Author Related

        14 January 2020

        I’m Fascinated by the Journey to Adulthood: Q&A with Such a Fun Age Author, Kiley Reid

          The Votes Are In and Bookmarks Win!

          News | Book Life

          14 January 2020

          The Votes Are In and Bookmarks Win!

            Podcast: James Phelps Talks About Sports, Writing and the Bushrangers in his Book, Australian Heist

            Podcast

            14 January 2020

            Podcast: James Phelps Talks About Sports, Writing and the Bushrangers in his Book, Australian Heist

              Book News: Updates on Awards & #AuthorsForFireys & 2019 Book Sales in Australia and New Zealand

              News | Book Life

              14 January 2020

              Book News: Updates on Awards & #AuthorsForFireys & 2019 Book Sales in Australia and New Zealand

                Podcast: House of Brides Author Jane Cockram on Working in the Books Industry

                Podcast

                13 January 2020

                Podcast: House of Brides Author Jane Cockram on Working in the Books Industry

                  COMMENTS

                  Leave a Reply

                  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *