The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 0307950905 9780307950901
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<p>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<i>Pride and Prejudice</i>with more than 2,300 annotations on facing pages, including:</p> <p>•<b>Explanations of historical context</b></p> <p>Rules of etiquette, class differences, the position of women, legal and economic realities, leisure activities, and more.</p> <p>•<b>Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings</b></p> <p>Parallels between the novel and Austen’s experience are revealed, along with writings that illuminate her beliefs and opinions.</p> <p>•<b>Definitions and clarifications</b></p> <p>Archaic words, words still in use whose meanings have changed, and obscure passages are explained.</p> <p>•<b>Literary comments and analyses</b></p> <p>Insightful notes highlight Austen’s artistry and point out the subtle ways she develops her characters and themes.</p> <p>•<b>Maps and illustrations</b></p> <p>of places and objects mentioned in the novel.</p> <p>•<b>An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events</b></p> <p>Of course, one can enjoy the novel<i>without</i>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<i>The Annotated Pride and Prejudice</i>will find that these kinds of details add immeasurably to understanding and enjoying the intricate psychological interplay of Austen’s immortal characters.</p

Author: Jane Austen

Language: English

Edition: Rev Exp

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 739

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 2007-03-13

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