The Annotated Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)

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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 tex...

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    Jane Austen (1775–1817) was born in Hampshire, England, where she spent most of her life. Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, she came to be regarded as one of the great masters of the English novel.

    David M. Shapard is the author of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice,The Annotated Persuasion, The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, and The Annotated Emma.He graduated with a Ph.D. in European History from the University of California at Berkeley; his specialty was the eighteenth century. Since then he has taught at several colleges. He lives in upstate New York.

    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 ofPride 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 ofThe 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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    ISBN 9780307950901
    Genre FICTION / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 780
    Publisher Date 2012-11-13 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Anchor Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.75 in
    Unit weight 1.66 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Revised, Expanded
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Austen, Jane

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