Pride and Prejudice - Abridged Reader with Audio CD

By Jane Austin

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This edition of Pride and Prejudice contains a retold novel, an introduction, notes on the author, notes on the period when the book is set, the book's themes, a simple glossary, and a free CD (running time 2 hours). The book on the CD is read slowly and clearly to aid comprehension.

Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.

Pride and Prejudice tells the story of landed gentry Elizabeth Bennet who has four sisters, and Mr Bennet, her long-suffering but loving father, and Mrs Bennet, her mother, anxious to marry her daughters to wealthy young gentlemen. At a local ball, Elizabeth meets one such wealthy young man, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Mr Darcy is cold, rude and proud, so it is dislike at first sight. As Elizabeth's older sister Jane falls in love with Mr Bingley, Mr. Darcy's best friend, and her youngest sister Lydia flirts with anyone in a military uniform, Lizzie finds herself fighting off the attentions of the oily Mr. Collins but is quite taken by the charms of Mr. Wickham - who also happens to be an enemy of Mr. Darcy. But, as the young people succumb in many ways to pride and prejudice, Lizzie learns that not all is quite as it seems … and that Mr. Darcy might be more agreeable than she first thought. In Jane Austen's time, a social hierarchy in English society governed what one could say or do. Social rank determined one's social class and whom one could marry. Pride and Prejudice is an entertaining, skilfully written novel written with ironic observation of social behaviour and stands up today because of Austen's storytelling and humour.

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Additional Information

Format Multiple-item retail product, part(s) enclosed
Imprint Geddes and Grosset
Publication Date 1 Jul 2016
ISBN 9781910965351
Number of Pages 128

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