Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1956 PAPERBACK] The Pocket Library

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 


5th Pocket Library printing of this 1954 edition.  One of the earliest mass market printings of the classic novel.

Adorable rare mini paperback in very good condition.  

Cover has a touch of mild shelf wear / creasing.  Spot of sticker ghosting on back.  Otherwise excellent, with a clean, square text block. 

Contents are very beautiful; reads like new w. some tanning.  *Underlining to a single page of introduction [see last photo] -- rest of the contents inspected and are immaculate. 

Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work "her own darling child" and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, "as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print." The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen's radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.