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The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

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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 Pride and Prejudice with more than 2,300 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

Pride and Prejudice is a classic love story written by Jane Austen. The story follows Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy as they both must overcome internal struggles to be able to fall in love with one another. I wasn’t a very big fan of Mr. Darcy as I felt at times, that he felt Elizabeth had to marry him just because he had feelings for her and was finally ready to admit it, with no regard if she felt the same or not. But in the end, she was also able to overcome her pride and they got married.

No surprise it is as highlyl esteemed as it is

A classic ‘enemies to lovers’ novel written elegantly and sophisticatedly by Jane Austin. The romance and tension work hand-in-hand in creating a captivating atmosphere that will have you reading for hours. The subtle yet impactful development of Mr Darcy’s character throughout the novel shows how strong his repressed feelings become for Miss Elizabeth Bennet, and makes you as the reader long for the relationship the two of them have. The additions in this version (addendums, explanations etc) only serve to make the story richer

Ciara Massyn
Pride and Prejudice

The book is a bit hard to read because of the language used for younger people. Jane Austen has a talent for writing. The book is amazing and there are not enough words in the English Dictionary to describe how amazing. The book grows on you the more you read it and trust me after the first read, you will re-read it.

Pratham Patel
Excellent read

Please don't hesitate to read one of the best books ever written. Simply pick up a copy of this book and immerse yourself in this captivating novel that immediately builds an emotional connection.

Reneiloe Nduna
Second read does the charm

Well, the first time I read it I thought, ‘really? Another story about a rude male and a naïve female infatuated with him?” And I thought there were enough of those novels already written but the annotated version gave more context to the novel, and I learned to appreciate the character development of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth although I still feel like Elizabeth should have just given Mr. Darcy the boot… well worth a read.

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