Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)

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Is there a
sprightlier opening than the beginning lines of this time treasured novel? “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession
of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”  Pride and Prejudice
is considered one of the most entertaining and romantic of stories, a
love story for the ages.  Perhaps it is
much more, was Jane Austen also a feminist? 
While Pride and Prejudice does tell the love stories of Jane and Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth and Mr.
Darcy, it is also the story of a family, the burdens of having daughters
instead of sons, and the options open to women of the era.  The Bennett family has five daughters, the
family home and estate will pass on the death of the father to the next male
heir in line, a rather tiresome clergyman. 
If the daughters have not found suitable husbands by that time, they
will be penniless and at the mercy of their distant relative, a precarious
financial position indeed.  Austen knew
well of the world she creates in her stories. 
She lived this life, endured uncertain financial times as an unmarried
woman, and lived by the generosity of her brothers.  So while Pride and
Prejudice
will certainly entertain us with the love
story of Darcy and Elizabeth, it will also grant a look at the realities of
life in the early 1800’s.  As the saying
goes, we’ve come a long way baby.

 

— Deon Stonehouse

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781103326723
ISBN-10: 1103326724
Publisher: BiblioLife
Publication Date: February 4th, 2009
Pages: 292
Language: English