Course Codes : ENGL2611
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Publication Date 6 Mar 2003
OverviewWhen 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. This edition includes a new chronology, additional suggestions for further reading and the original Penguin Classics introduction by Tony Tanner.