Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER / 1984]
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED EDITON  READER'S DIGEST / WORLD'S BEST READING
Gilded heavyweight hardcover w decorative frontispiece, leatherette spine and full color illustrations by Gene Sparkman.
Book is in very good condition. Some fading to frontispiece.
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.