WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH
The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion.
'The best-loved book by our best-loved novelist' Independent
Elizabeth Bennet is young, clever and attractive, but her mother is a nightmare and she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security and escape in the shape of husbands. The arrival of the affable Mr Bingley and arrogant Mr Darcy in the neighbourhoos, both single and in possession of large fortunes, turns all their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love.
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice is personally one of my favourite novels, and certainly the most popular of Jane Austens books. The writing is witty and even hilarious at times, bringing to life some of the most memorable characters of all time, from the overbearing Lady Catherine to the sweeter-than-sugar Jane Bennet. The best thing about this story, though, is the beauty, complexity, and reality of the relationship between the two romantic leads. Through it, they learn about themselves and about each other, thoroughly earning their place on the list of Greatest Fictional Couples in History. This is a must-read for anyone who loves romance, drama, classic literature, or happiness in general. Its certainly less tragic than Romeo and Juliet. Reviewed by Danielle Eatock