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The Annotated Pride and Prejudice
  • Bandtyp: Pocket
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 20121113
  • Antal sidor: 816
  • Vikt i gram: 743
  • ISBN10:0307950905
  • ISBN13:9780307950901

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

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This Revised and Expanded Edition contains hundreds of new notes and illustrations.



The 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 thousands of 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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