Pride and Prejudice Thrift Study Edition

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115909

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Includes the unabridged text of Austen's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

A Sourcebook

Author: Robert Morrison

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415268493

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

View: 9059


Robert Morrison sets Pride and Prejudice within the social contexts of female conduct books and political tales of terror and traces criticism of the novel from the nineteenth century to the present, including material on the 1995 film adaptation. Extensive introductory comment and annotation complement extracts from critical and contextual texts. The book concludes with fourteen widely studied passages from Pride and Prejudice, reprinted with editorial comment.

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

Author: Robert Morrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135246068

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 2014


This guide takes the form of a sourcebook, combining reprinted contextual and critical documents with extensive introductory comment and annotation by the volume editor.

CliffsNotes on Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Author: Marie Kalil

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764586071

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

View: 1007


The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's most popular and well-known work, you'll meet Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters as they navigate the social milieu of provincial 18th-century England. In addition to easy travels through all of the novel's ironic plot twists, you'll get detailed plot summaries and chapter-by-chapter commentaries to show you how Austen's belief in rationalism triumphs in the union of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. You'll also discover Life and background of the author, Jane Austen A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays about women's roles in 19th-century Britain and money A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center with books, Web sites, and films for further study Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Author: Janet Todd

Publisher: Connell Publishing

ISBN: 9781907776021

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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Despite the astringency of her writing, Austen is often thought of as the mother of romance. She has made the Regency period (1811-1820) almost synonymous with modern popular notions of the romantic. Directly or indirectly, she has influenced romantic novels by authors such as Georgette Heyer and Daphne du Maurier and supermarket fodder of the sort published by Mills and Boon. Of all her books, though, it is Pride and Prejudice which comes closest to delivering the fairytale story of the ordinary girl who catches and marries a prince. As Janet Todd shows in this entertaining guide, however, it is not just the most inventive and ebullient of her works, but also the one which closes with the heroine most in the ascendancy and least controlled by either parent or husband. Here, for the only time in Austen’s novels, the romantic dream of bourgeois individualism taming aristocratic authority actually does come true. But if, on one level, Pride and Prejudice is a reworking of the Cinderella story, it is a fiction of much greater depth than Austen’s ironic, self-deprecating description of it as “rather too light & bright & sparkling” would suggest. “Beneath the light, bright and sparkling surface,” says Edward Neill, “it investigates the social heart of darkness.” In Pride and Prejudice, Austen explores not just what it is like to be a girl in search of a suitable husband, but what it is to be human, brilliantly illuminating the difficulties of the individual living within society and the necessity constantly to reconcile personal needs with those of the wider world around one.

The Use of Irony in Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'

Author: Theresa Weisensee

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640600177


Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, language: English, abstract: In contrast to the obtrusive morality of the majority of novels at that time, Austen's pieces of work are strongly marked by an ironic tone, a subtle humour and highly ambivalent statements. This ambivalence and high use of irony makes it, even today, difficult to determine Austen's attitudes towards society and the question whether her novels are to be interpreted as conservative, modern or feministic pieces of literature. Romantic novel, Bildungsroman, comedy of manners and comedy of character are some examples for the various terms Austen's novels have been labeled. In particular in Pride and Prejudice, an ironic tone is predominant throughout the novel. As Klingel Ray states, Austen is "first and foremost a satirist. And for a satirist, irony is the major tool of language." In order to analyse the novel thoroughly and adequately, it is thus of paramount importance to study Austen's use of irony and her intentions and motives behind the ironic statements and events in the book. This essay seeks to investigate Austen's use of irony in Pride and Prejudice. After discussing the definition of irony that should be applied when studying Austen's works, including an explanation of the different motives behind her use of irony, the author's treatment of irony in the structure of the plot and her narrative strategy will be illustrated. An analysis of the two most ironic characters in Pride and Prejudice will then follow, and their relative contribution to the ironic tone of the novel will be depicted with the aid of several examples. Finally, two exceptions from the prevailing ironic tone in Pride and Prejudice will be stated and explained.

Screen Adaptations: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

A close study of the relationship between text and film

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408198754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 6316


The study of literature on screen is a growing area of study in schools and universities. Many students have to produce critical essays comparing the novel and film versions of a particular text. The Screen Adaptations series offers a wealth of study material: from the literary context of the original work, through to thought-provoking comparisons of the screen versions, critical commentary and the afterlife of the films. Pride and Prejudice is a classic piece of literature and any new adaptation is a major event. With several well-known TV and film versions available (featuring stars such as Keira Knightley) as well as a Bollywood version, discussions around how these films interpret the story, themes and characters is a popular classroom choice for students and teachers alike. This new title in the Screen Adaptations series, provides a rich source of material to help students understand and write about the reciprocal relationship between film and literature. It offers in-depth analysis of the various screen versions and alternative `readings' as well as critical insight and an interview with writer Andrew Davies, best known for his 1995 BBC adaptation. Following from Shakespeare, Jane Austen on screen is now an established part of literary studies and the volume will conclude with a survey of the growing body of literature in the field.

Pride and Prejudice

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052550513X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8449


An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. This couture-inspired collection also features Jane Eyre, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter and Wuthering Heights. Ruben Toledo’s breathtaking drawings have appeared in such high-fashion magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Visionaire. Now he’s turning his talented hand to illustrating the gorgeous deluxe editions of three of the most beloved novels in literature. Here Elizabeth Bennet’s rejection of Mr. Darcy, Hester Prynne’s fateful letter “A”, and Catherine Earnshaw’s wanderings on the Yorkshire moors are transformed into witty and surreal landscapes to appeal to the novels’ aficionados and the most discerning designer’s eyes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Author: Robert Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333550168

Category: English fiction

Page: 221

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This volume offers a selection of important contemporary criticism on two of Jane Austen's most popular and widely-studied novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. The volume includes recent essays from Alastair Duckworth, Marilyn Butler, D.A. Miller, Isobel Armstrong and Karen Newman.

Pride and Prejudice


Author: N.A

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780822010845

Category: Austen, Jane. Pride and prejudice

Page: 53

View: 5000


Notes on a story set in early nineteenth-century England, as spirited young woman copes with the courtship of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.

Pride and Prejudice

A Study in Artistic Economy

Author: Kenneth L. Moler

Publisher: Twayne Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 110

View: 9244


A critical introduction to the classic Jane Austen novel, covering characterization, plot, symbolism, and setting.

Pride and Prejudice

A Novel

Author: Jane Austen,JOANNA DAVID

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141804453


Page: 358

View: 1228


When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.

Approaches to Teaching Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Author: Marcia McClintock Folsom

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: 9780873527149

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is one of the most popular and widely taught works of English literature. Despite its enormous appeal--the novel has been in print almost continuously since its publication in 1812--there are few scholarly works devoted to teaching it. As Marcia McClintock Folsom notes in her introduction to Approaches to Teaching Austen's Pride and Prejudice, respondents to an MLA survey on teaching this Austen novel expressed the need for relevant background materials, brief reviews of criticism, and descriptions of pedagogical strategies This volume, like others in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series, is divided into two parts. The first part, "Materials," reviews available editions of Pride and Prejudice and works of criticism. The section also includes a handy biographical chronology and a map. In the second part, "Approaches," sixteen teachers offer ideas for presenting the novel in the classroom, such as examining the social and economic conditions of late-eighteenth-century England; discussing biographical details, Austen's unpublished writing (e.g., her juvenilia and letters), and the influence of other works on her fiction; considering the structure and themes of the novel; and analyzing Austen's use of language. This collection is an indispensable resource for teachers of courses ranging from introductory literature surveys and continuing-education classes to graduate-level seminars.

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

A Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Jane Austen,David M. Shapard

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307951006

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 3599


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 of Pride 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 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.

Pride and Prejudice (Diversion Classics)

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626819858

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2760


Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. In this iconic comedy of manners, the Bennet sisters must navigate familial and societal expectations as they search for love. The famously fraught relationship between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy has inspired countless adaptations and captured the hearts of readers for centuries. One of the most beloved and enduring novels of all time, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is a must-read for lovers of romance, wit, and English literature.

Jane Austen on Film and Television

A Critical Study of the Adaptations

Author: Sue Parrill

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786413492

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 459


Jane Austen's career as a novelist began in 1811 with the publication of Sense and Sensibility. Her work was finally adapted for the big screen with the 1940 filming of Pride and Prejudice (very successful at the box office). No other film adaptation of an Austen novel was made for theatrical release until 1995. Amazingly, during 1995 and 1996, six film and television adaptations appeared, first Clueless, then Persuasion, followed by Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, the Miramax Emma, and the Meridian/A&E Emma. This book traces the history of film and television adaptations (nearly 30 to date) of Jane Austen manuscripts, compares the adaptations to the manuscripts, compares the way different adaptations treat the novels, and analyzes the adaptations as examples of cinematic art. The first of seven chapters explains why the novels of Jane Austen have become a popular source of film and television adaptations. The following six chapters each cover one of Austen's novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey. Each chapter begins with a summary of the main events of the novel. Then a history of the adaptations is presented followed by an analysis of the unique qualities of each adaptation, a comparison of these adaptations to each other and to the novels on which they are based, and a reflection of relevant film and literary criticism as it applies to the adaptations.