"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Pride & Prejudice, 1813
The opening statement from 'Pride & Prejudice', the first novel written by Jane Austen, gives a massive hint to the wonderful story that lies ahead. We are to meet the Bennet family and in particular Mrs. Bennet whose sole purpose in life is to find suitable husbands for all her five daughters. With the arrival of two very eligible young men, Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, and their subsequent acquaintances with the older Bennet daughters, Jane and Elizabeth, we enter the regency world of balls, courtship and romance. Misunderstandings, heartache and romantic flirtations are entwined within the two women's search for love.
With this Penguin Classic Edition of "Pride & Prejudice" you are owning one of Jane Austen's most famous novels presented in a beautiful clothbound cover with foil stamped into the design created by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. There are many cover versions of Jane's novel but we feel sure that this version of "Pride & Prejudice" will stand out on your bookcase and become a cherished part of your Jane Austen collection.
Clothbound Hardback 2008