Pride and Prejudice (Vintage Classics Austen Series)
Jane Austen, Alexander McCall Smith
**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**
Discover Jane Austen’s most beloved classic.
When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr Darcy, she is repelled by his overbearing pride and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the shape of husbands, so when Darcy’s friend, the affable Mr Bingley, forms an attachment to Jane, Darcy becomes increasingly hard to avoid. Polite society will be turned upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry and love – Jane Austen’s classic romance novel.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
VINTAGE CLASSICS AUSTEN SERIES – all six of Jane Austen’s major novels, beautifully designed and introduced by our finest contemporary writers.
"An incredibly funny, very upmarket love story with an enchanting heroine and the perfect romantic hero: a tartar with a heart of gold" -- Jilly Cooper "Another question I've been regularly asked over the past year is what models I had in mind when writing Curious Incident. Was it To Kill a Mockingbird? Was it Catcher in the Rye? In fact, the book most often in my mind was Pride and Prejudice" -- Mark Haddon "The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste" * Virginia Woolf * "I am a great admirer of Jane Austen" -- Alexander McCall Smith "The best-loved book by our best-loved novelist" * Independent *
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