Years of 'Pride and Prejudice' Book Design - The AtlanticThis article is from the archive of our partner. After all, Austen's work has been in the public domain for nearly a century. How do you prefer your Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet star-crossed romance? Here's a selection of covers from years past up through the present; the good, the bad, the jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and a few that pale in comparison to the book's contents. First impressions are important! Jane Austen memory lane, let's take a walk down you
200 years of 'Pride and Prejudice'
First published in , Pride and Prejudice has consistently been Jane Austen's most popular novel. It portrays life in the genteel rural society of the day, and tells of the initial misunderstandings and later mutual enlightenment between Elizabeth Bennet whose liveliness and quick wit have often attracted readers and the haughty Darcy. The title Pride and Prejudice refers among other things to the ways in which Elizabeth and Darcy first view each other. The original version of the novel was written in under the title First Impressions , and was probably in the form of an exchange of letters. Jane Austen's own tongue-in-cheek opinion of her work, in a letter to her sister Cassandra immediately after its publication, was: "Upon the whole I am well satisfied enough.
The news that a wealthy young gentleman named Charles Bingley has rented the manor of Netherfield Park causes a great stir in the nearby village of Longbourn, especially in the Bennet household. Bennet is desperate to see them all married. After Mr. Bennet pays a social visit to Mr. Bingley, the Bennets attend a ball at which Mr.
What better way to celebrate the book birthday of Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy than with a Pride and Prejudice covers roundup? So enjoy—and try not to buy them all! Modern Classics Library Edition. Dover Thrift Edition. Splinter Edition. Vintage Classics Edition.
A celebration of Jane Austen's favourite of her own books, regarded as one of the greatest novels in the English language. Our treasures display ran from 10 July to 15 September This display takes 'Pride and Prejudice', Jane Austen's second novel, through the years of its history. From the first edition through to graphic novels, we show some of the variety of books which have helped millions of readers take the story to their hearts. In the Library's collections are over different editions and adaptations of 'Pride and Prejudice', along with many other related books. Our display presents a sample of this material to convey the novel's enduring literary and popular appeal. Jane Austen's original manuscript for 'Pride and Prejudice' has not survived.
Two centuries ago, on Jan. Here are 10 reasons why the story of how proud, rich Mr. Darcy and pert, poor Elizabeth Bennet fall in love continues to win our hearts. It's the ultimate "happy ever after" tale. Darcy is sullen and arrogant. Elizabeth is vivacious and charming.