The Annotated Pride and Prejudice: A Revised and Expanded Edition

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The Annotated Pride and Prejudice: A Revised and Expanded Edition Author Jane Austen
ISBN-10 0307950905
ISBN-13 9780307950901
Year 2012-11-13
Pages 816
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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This Revised and Expanded Edition containshundreds 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 contextRules of etiquette class differences the position of women legal and economic realities leisure activities and more Citations from Austens life letters and other writingsParallels between the novel and Austens 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 analysesInsightful notes highlight Austens 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 eventsOf 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 Austens immortal characters

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