Adversaries at first in the endless rounds of balls, parties and social gatherings, they soon develop a grudging respect for one another that blossoms into romance when each comes to appreciate the tender feelings that course beneath the veneer of their propriety and reserve.
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Jane Austen’s much beloved classic never fails to make our hearts flutter. Witnessing the novel’s bright and independent heroine Eliza Bennet melt the heart of the cool, aloof nobleman Mr. Darcy is a wonderfully satisfying experience. A meddling mother, troublesome sister and odious cousin round out the cast of characters who throw roadblocks on the path to a happy ending. Full of warmth and wit, Pride and Prejudice reminds us that sometimes we need to overcome our preconceptions in order to find love.
Collagist Fabe adds flair to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with 39 original illustrations that accompany the unabridged text. Fabe's collages overlay bright, watercolor-washed scenes with retro cut-paper figures and objects sampled from fashion magazines from the 1930s to the '50s. Accompanying each tableau is a quote from the Pride and Prejudice passage that inspired it. Like Austen's book, Fabe's work explores arcane customs of beauty and courtship, pageantry and social artifice: in one collage, a housewife holds a tray of drinks while a man sits happily with a sandwich in hand in the distance. While tinged with irony and more than a dash of social commentary, the collages nevertheless have a spirit of glee and evidence deep reverence for the novel. As Fabe describes in a preface, Austen "was a little bit mean the way real people are mean so there are both heroes and nincompoops. Family is both beloved and annoying. That is Austen's genius, her ability to describe people in all their frailty and humor." This is a sweet and visually appealing homage. (BookLife)
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Love love loved it!!!!
I started reading it out of obligation but finally by the middle fell in love with all the characters and could hardly wait to read it every night!
Good for english learners
This book is great for people who english is a second language. In the first few pages, I started to realize that english grammar can vary greater than What I have learned before. The history is excellent, and it helped me to keep my attention even when the grammar was very hard to figure out.
I chose this as my first book to read on my iPad and I loved it. I had never read it before (I am 40) and boy was I missing a great book. Now I am off to see what other great classics I have missed.