When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited, while he struggles to remain indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.
This edition includes a new chronology, additional suggestions for further reading, and the original Penguin Classics introduction by Tony Tanner.
'Pride and Prejudice has always been the most popular of Jane Austen's books ... with its good-humoured comedy, its sunny heroine, its dream denouement' CLAIRE TOMALIN
'These modern editions are to be strongly recommended for their scrupulous texts, informative notes and helpful introductions' BRIAN SOUTHAM, THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY
Edited with an introduction and notes by VIVIEN JONES