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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Classic Novel of the month: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Publication Date: January 28 1813
Publisher: T. Egert / Whithall
Genre: Literary Novel

About the Book:

The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide.

About the Author:

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary has gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. She's written countless novels as well as poetry and short stories that include: Sense and Sensibility (1811) Mansfield Park (1814) and Lady Susan (1794, 1805)

My Review:

I can't say anything fascinating about Pride and Prejudice that hasn't already been said a thousand times. It is one of the best books I've ever read. That's why I chose it to be this months Classic novel of the month. ^-^

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