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Pride and Prejudice (Oxford Children's Classics)

Written by Jane Austen

Part of the Oxford Children's Classics Series

Classic Fiction Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers

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Best loved of all Jane Austen’s novels, the classic love story of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy has thrilled readers ever since its publication. Strong willed Elizabeth Bennett is determined not to be impressed by her family’s wealthy new neighbour, Mr Darcy. Her first impressions of him are that he is proud and arrogant. Despite being renowned for her wit and beauty, Mr Darcy is apparently equally unimpressed by Elizabeth on first acquaintance. But things change between the two of them in one of the most romantic of all courtships.

March 2011 Guest Editor Terry Jones has chosen the books of Jane Austen:

"One of the joys of reading, for me, is the act of entering into another world, just as with the Rupert Annuals. And one of the worlds I’ve enjoyed retreating into most is the world of Jane Austen. I suppose, if I’m honest, it’s the safety of that world that appeals to me: the security of these mostly rich people living luxurious lives on the cusp of the 18th and 19th centuries. It seems so reasonable, so solid, so permanent. But ah! then it is undercut by Austen’s irony and observation of human foibles. And no matter how many times I read them, every time I go back it’s like reading them for the first time."

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Pride and Prejudice (Oxford Children's Classics) Synopsis

If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets Mr Darcy she finds him to be most arrogant. He, in turn, is determined not to be impressed by Elizabeth's beauty and wit. As events unfold their paths cross with more and more frequency, and their disdain for each other grows. Can they ever overcome their prejudices and realize that first impressions are not always reliable?

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ISBN: 9780192789860
Publication date: 05/08/2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192789860
Publication date: 5th August 2010
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 416 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Other Categories: Audio Books

About Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on 18 July 1817.As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much ...

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