Course: Jane Austen - "Pride and Prejudice"

Course description:

The romantic clash between prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet and prideful Mr. Darcy is the theme of this masterpiece of Jane Austen. Elizabeth's family and their escapades provide ample occasion for considering the question of different social classes in 19th Century England. The novel ends with two engagements and one marriage. The riveting and moving novel of a wealthy English nobleman who falls in love, against the odds, with a young English woman of a lower class; their tumultuous courtship, the challenges each faces, and the lessons they learn about themselves, their families, etc.
As with all Austen works, a reader looking for quick plot movement and adventure will be disappointed, as the ideas are subtle, but the humor is great and few readers will walk away unmoved.


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Textbook: Pride and Prejudice


Publisher's Description:

Jane Austen is arguably the finest female novelist who ever lived and Pride and Prejudice is arguably the finest, and is certainly the most popular, of her novels. An undoubted classic of world literature, its profound Christian morality is all too often missed or wilfully overlooked by today's (post)modern critics. Yet Austen saw the follies and foibles of human nature, and the frictions and fidelities of family life, with an incisive eye that penetrates to the very heart of the human condition. This edition of Austen's masterpiece includes an introduction by Professor Christopher Blum and several insightful critical essays by leading Austen scholars.

ISBN: 9781586172633

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