Synopsis

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World'

'The best-loved book by our best-loved novelist' Independent

With its 'light and bright and sparkling' dialogue, its romantic denouement and its lively heroine, Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's most perennially popular novel. The love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, who misjudge, then challenge and change each other, is also a novel about the search for happiness and self- knowledge in a world of strict social rules, where a woman must marry well to survive.

Edited with an introduction and notes by VIVIEN JONES

About the Publisher

Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics

The first ten paperback Penguin books appeared in 1935 costing 6d each (the price of a packet of cigarettes). Since then the Penguin list has developed enormously, but still aims to bring the best writing to the widest possible audience. Penguin Paperbacks now range from Booker Prize-winning contemporary authors, to mass market bestsellers, with successful history, biography and general non-fiction as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141439518
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 435
Weight: 310g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 23mm