Jane Austen’s final novel shows her at her most moving and mature. Introduced by Siri Hustvedt, and illustrated by Deanna Staffo.
Pride and Prejudice
Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso
Introduced by Sebastian Faulks
Both a sparkling comedy of manners and a gripping romance, Pride and Prejudice remains one of the best-loved books in the world.
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.
Bound in blocked metallic cloth
Set in Baskerville
Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations
9½˝ x 6¼˝
‘A novel of almost boundless wit and charm’
‘The book has the freshness of a summer stream running to its inevitable happy conclusion.’
- P. D. James
The award-winning Balbusso twins have contributed 8 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
About Anna and Elena Balbusso
About Sebastian Faulks
Sebastian Faulks’ books include Birdsong (1993; The Folio Society, 2008), Charlotte Gray (1998), On Green Dolphin Street (2001), Human Traces (2005), A Week in December (2009) and A Possible Life (2012). In 2011 he wrote and presented the four-part television series Faulks on Fiction for BBC2. He is an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
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