The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

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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 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.



    From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: November 12, 2008

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    • ISBN: 9780307481528
    • Release date: November 12, 2008

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    • ISBN: 9780307481528
    • File size: 4386 KB
    • Release date: November 12, 2008

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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 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.



    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Expand title description text