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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Carolyn Seymou Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The provincial Bennet family, home to five unmarried daughters, is turned upside down when a wealthy bachelor takes up a house nearby. Mr. Bingley enhances his instant popularity by hosting a ball and taking an interest in the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane. Meanwhile, Mr. Darcy, Bingley’s even wealthier friend, makes himself equally unpopular by his aloof disdain of country manners. Yet he is drawn in spite of himself to the spirited and intelligent Elizabeth Bennet, who proves to be his match in both wit and pride. Their sparkling repartee is a splendid performance of civilized sparring infused with unacknowledged romantic tension.

Pride and Prejudice delightfully captures the affectations and rivalries of class-conscious English families in an age when status and security for women hung entirely on matrimonial ambitions. Austen’s characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England. It is also the source of some of the most memorable characters ever written, from the fatuous Mr. Collins, whose proposal to Elizabeth is one of the finest comic passages in English literature, to the beloved heroine Elizabeth, whom the author herself deemed “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There is a truth of painting in her writings which always delights me.”

    Sir Walter Scott

  • “The greatest novel ever written.”

    Malcolm Muggeridge

  • “Major and minor characters are superbly drawn, the plot is beautifully symmetrical, and the dazzling perfection of style shows Austen at her best.”

    Masterpieces of World Literature

  • “There’s no one to touch Jane [Austen] when you’re in a tight place.”

    Rudyard Kipling

  • “The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste.”

    Virginia Woolf

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jduell | 2/20/2014

    " This is one of my favorite Austen books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa Knocke | 2/20/2014

    " My favorite classic. Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Abigail Mchugh | 2/16/2014

    " It started very slow, however,I soon found that I had been completely sucked in to the story. I also found myself in Elizabeth as she related to Mr Darcy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Allison Kline | 2/16/2014

    " Jane Austen is so clever and sarcastic, which is why this, the greatest love story of all time, is my favorite novel. "

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