Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

Introduced by Sebastian Faulks
Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

Both a sparkling comedy of manners and gripping romance, Pride and Prejudice remains one of the best-loved books in the world.

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Pride and Prejudice

‘I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.’

One of the world’s favourite books, Pride and Prejudice has long been regarded as a classic romance. In Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Austen created the greatest pair of sparring lovers since Shakespeare’s Beatrice and Benedick. This sparkling comedy of manners features an inimitable cast of characters including the obsequious Mr Collins, the autocratic Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and Mrs Bennet, the most embarrassing mother in literature.

Awarded the Distinguished Merit by the International Jury of the 3x3 International ProShow No.11 Awards 2014

Available to buy as a set

Production Details

Pride and Prejudice  book
  • Bound in metallic cloth, blocked with a design by Anna and Elena Balbusso
  • Set in Baskerville
  • 352 pages
  • Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations
  • Book size: 9½" x 6¼"

Jane Austen's most well-loved novel

'The book has the freshness of a summer stream running to its inevitable happy conclusion'
P. D. James

‘I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.’ One of the world’s favourite books, Pride and Prejudice has long been regarded as a classic romance. In Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Austen created the greatest pair of sparring lovers since Shakespeare’s Beatrice and Benedick. This sparkling comedy of manners features an inimitable cast of characters including the obsequious Mr Collins, the autocratic Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and Mrs Bennet, the most embarrassing mother in literature.

The award-winning Balbusso twins have contributed eight exquisite illustrations to this edition, as well as a striking cover design. The novel’s celebrated first line is blocked in gold on the slipcase. In a new introduction, the author Sebastian Faulks praises ‘a novel of almost boundless wit and charm that has withstood film and television adaptations and attempts to define it as a “fairy tale” or a “rom-com”.’

About Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in Hampshire in 1775, the seventh child and youngest daughter of George Austen, rector of Deane and Steventon, and his wife, Cassandra. She began writing poems, plays and stories for her family from a young age, and her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, was released by Thomas Egerton to sell-out acclaim in 1811. Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Mansfield ParkEmma, the last of Austen’s works to come out in her lifetime. Her novels, including the posthumously published Northanger Abbey (1818) and Persuasion (1818), are today considered amongst the finest in the English language. She died at Winchester in 1817.

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About the Balbusso sisters

Twin sisters Anna and Elena Balbusso are awarding-winning illustrators who live and work in Milan, Italy. Together they have created many extraordinary images for Folio – including work for Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin – and perhaps it is appropriate that they provide the beautiful frontispiece and cover image for this tale of twins. The sisters’ dream-like, surreal illustrations, with their multi-layered meanings and nods to classical art, are the perfect accompaniment to Shakespeare’s play.

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Review by irenafreitas on 29th Jan 2014

Text: Illustrations: Binding: Rating: 5/5

"Beautiful edition for such a classic love story. The Illustrations in particular are simply beautiful and matches perfectly Jane Austen's text."

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