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Pride and Prejudice

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著者: 
Jane Austen; James Kinsley
刊行日
2008年04月
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Oxford World's Classics
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  • Austen's most popular novel in an entirely new edition.
  • Uses the standard Chapman/Kinsley text.
  • New introduction discusses the play between truth and fiction, the historical context of the novel's composition, and the reasons for its continued popularity.
  • New notes are fuller and provide greater insight into the social world of Austen's characters.
  • New bibliography and chronology provide up-to-date resources for further reading.
  • New appendices on social rank and dancing.

New to this Edition:

  • A new introduction by Fiona Stafford, wide-ranging and highly accessible.
  • New, fuller notes by Fiona Stafford, providing greater contextualization.
  • New, up-to-date bibliography.
  • New, fuller chronology.
  • New appendices on social rank and dancing.

      
'This perfect indifference, and your pointed dislike, make it so delightfully absurd!'
  
Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and menide down. Pride encounters prejudice, upward-mobility confronts social disdain, and quick-wittedness challenges sagacity, as misconceptions and hasty judgements lead to heartache and scandal, but eventually to true understanding, self-knowledge, and love. In this supremely satisfying story, Jane Austen balances comedy with seriousness, and witty observation with profound insight. If Elizabeth Bennet returns again and again to her letter from Mr Darcy, readers of the novel are drawn even more irresistibly by its captivating wisdom. 

目次: 

Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Jane Austen

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Volume I
Volume II
Volume III

Appendix A: Rank and Social Status
Appendix B: Dancing
Textual Notes
Explanatory Notes

著者について: 

Jane Austen
Fiona Stafford, Fellow and Tutor in English, Somerville College, University of Oxford, and Edited by James Kinsley, Deceased
  
Fiona Stafford is the author of The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin (Clarendon Press, 1994), Starting Lines in Scottish, Irish and English Poetry: From Burns to Heaney (OUP, 2000) and the editor of Lodore in the Complete Works of Mary Shelley. She is the editor of Austen's Emma in Penguin Classics.

Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down.

Pride encounters prejudice, upward-mobility confronts social disdain, and quick-wittedness challenges sagacity, as misconceptions and hasty judgements lead to heartache and scandal, but eventually to true understanding, self-knowledge, and love.

In this supremely satisfying story, Jane Austen balances comedy with seriousness, and witty observation with profound insight. If Elizabeth Bennet returns again and again to her letter from Mr Darcy, readers of the novel are drawn even more irresistibly by its captivating wisdom.
To listen to Fiona Stafford of Somerville College, Oxford, introduce the novel, click on the links below.

Introducing Jane Austen
“She grew up in a house dominated by boys, which surprises people.”
Jane Austen’s early life in a house not only full of boys but also books [0:50]

Though many of her most revealing letters were destroyed by her sister after her death, nonetheless Jane Austen’s letters can still tell us much about her personality and preoccupations.
Jane Austen’s letters [1:02]

Origins of the novel
“Lopped and cropped”: the first version of the novel was turned down by the publisher Jane’s father sent it to in the 1790s. But the success of Sense and Sensibility encouraged her to get the earlier draft out again and begin revising it.
From First Impressions to Pride and Prejudice [0:54]

Epistolary origins: an Austen family tradition had it that Pride and Prejudice began life as a novel in letters.
Discover more [0:47]

A novel in the eighteenth century when Jane was growing up was a different sort of thing from what it became in the following century.
How Jane Austen’s reading influenced her and how her writing innovation influenced the novel [1:26]

Reading Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen: wartime novelist?
The suggestion may seem surprising, but as Fiona Stafford explains here, Britain was at war with France throughout Austen’s career, and this left subtle but indelible traces on her writing [1:30]

Pride and Prejudice is so complete and perfect in itself that it’s surprising that it has generated so many sequels and spin-offs.
Why Austen’s novel leaves readers wanting more [1:19]

Austen invites her readers to form judgements of her characters as they read the book - and then to revise them as the story unfolds.
Fiona Stafford explains why this may in part account for the book’s enduring appeal [1:34]

Success and afterlife
Pride and Prejudice was a success from its first publication.
Jane Austen’s enduring popular and critical appeal [1:28]

What aspects of Austen are stimulating critical debate now?
Listen here to find out [0:39]

Finally, what advice would Fiona Stafford give to someone about to reread Pride and Prejudice?
She suggests what to look out for here [1:45]

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