This first-ever fully annotated edition of one of the most beloved novels in the world is a sheer delight for Jane Austen fans.
On Sale: March 13, 2007
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Fiction | Historical
Here is the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with
more than 2,300 annotations on facing pages,
â€˘ Explanations of historical
Rules of etiquette, class differences, the
position of women, legal and economic realities, leisure
activities, and more.
â€˘ Citations from Austenâ€™s
life, letters, and other writings
the novel and Austenâ€™s experience are revealed, along with
writings that illuminate her beliefs and opinions.
Definitions and clarifications
words still in use whose meanings have changed, and obscure
passages are explained.
â€˘ Literary comments and
Insightful notes highlight Austenâ€™s artistry
and point out the subtle ways she develops her characters
â€˘ Maps and illustrations
places and objects mentioned in the novel.
introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of
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 Austenâ€™s immortal
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