Pride and Prejudice : Jane Austen :It is a story that has touched hearts for exactly years: girl meets boy, girl loses boy, girl gets boy. Behind that simple premise, Pride and Prejudice is surprisingly iconoclastic as much as comforting, an unputdownable read that challenges perceptions, and subtly marks a line in feminist history and thought. Here, the ladies — as described by Jane Austen — are firmly in charge. But early 19th-century feminism is not why millions of women — and, yes, one or two men — have devoured the book over and over again until thumbed copies lie in tattered heaps. Or why its first edition, published on January 28, priced at 18 shillings , sold out, thanks to positive reviews. It was reprinted that same year and a third edition published four years later.
My Pride & Prejudice Collection
Pride and Prejudice: universally acknowledged guide to the human heart
We promise to send you only the coolest stuff we have to offer every month, like information on new releases, pre-order campaigns, giveaways, and discounts. Or subscribe and set genre preferences. This expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem begins when a mysterious plague falls upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, this prequel to the hit mash-up novel will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave—or crawling out of it!
I had written what I thought of as a very intimate scene in which my protagonist, Sophie Collingwood, who adores Jane Austen, holds a first edition in her hands. After Sophie opens the first of the three small volumes that holds her favorite text and reads the famous opening, she thinks:. Sophie had never held a first edition of Pride and Prejudice. She had never had the opportunity to run her fingers over those spectacular words as they had appeared in print for the very first time. Somehow seeing them here in this volume from brought home to Sophie that Jane Austen had actually written these words. They had not simply appeared out of the ether. Sometimes, Sophie thought, sentences like that become so famous that we cannot conceive a time when they did not exist.