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Pride and Prejudice (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)
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The Norton Critical Edition of Pride and Prejudice has been revised to reflect the most current scholarly approaches to Austen’s most widely read novel.
The text is that of the 1813 first edition, accompanied by revised and expanded explanatory annotations.
This Norton Critical Edition also includes:
· Biographical portraits of Austen by members of her family and, new to the Fourth Edition, those by Jon Spence (Becoming Jane Austen) and Paula Byrne (The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things).
· Fourteen critical essays, eleven of them new to the Fourth Edition, reflecting the finest current scholarship. Contributors include Janet Todd, Andrew Elfenbein, Felicia Bonaparte, and Tiffany Potter, among others.
· “Writers on Austen”—a new section of brief comments by Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Henry James, and others.
· A Chronology and revised and expanded Selected Bibliography.
About the Author
Jane Austen (1775–1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature.
Donald Gray is Culbertson Chair Emeritus of English at Indiana University. He is the editor of the Norton Critical Editions of Alice in Wonderland and Pride and Prejudice and of the anthology Victorian Poetry. He has written extensively on Victorian poetry and fiction, popular journalism, and the history of literary publishing.
Mary A. Favret is Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime and Romantic Correspondence: Women, Politics and the Fiction of Letters and co-editor, with Nicola J. Watson, of At the Limits of Romanticism: Essays in Cultural, Feminist and Materialist Criticism.