Pride and Prejudice, 1st edition

Published by Pearson (December 4, 2002) © 2003

  • Jane Austen
  • Claudia Johnson
  • Susan J. Wolfson Princeton University

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ISBN-13: 9780321105073
Pride and Prejudice
Published 2002

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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice , edited by Claudia Johnson and Susan Wolfson, offers the text of the first edition and is extensively annotated in several contexts, from Austen's views, to cultural issues, to first reviews and critical reception.

An informative introduction is complemented by a chronology coordinating the events of Austen's life with key events in contemporary history and literary culture. Fuller footnotes than any competing edition, succinctly written and unobtrusive, identify cultural references, social codes and rituals, literary allusions, and unfamiliar word usages.

List of Illustrations.

About Longman Cultural Editions.

About this Edition.

Introduction.

Table of Dates.

Pride and Prejudice (1813).


Volume 1.

Volume 2.

Volume 3.

Jane Austen's Letters.


“To Cassandra Austen,” 2 June 1799.

“To Cassandra Austen,” 20-21 November 1800.

“To Cassandra Austen,” 29 January 1813.

“To Cassandra Austen,” 4 February 1813.

“To Cassandra Austen,” 9 February 1813.

“To Frank Austen,” 3 July 1813.

“To Frank Austen,” 25 September 1813.

“To Anna Austen,” 9 September 1814.

“To James Stanier Clarke,” 11 December 1815.

“To J. Edward Austen,” 16 December 1816.

Contexts.


Money.


Money: From the 1790s to the Regency (1811-1820).

Marriage and the Marriage Market.


Debates in the House of Commons on The Clandestine Marriage Bill.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, from Emile (1762, 1763).

Revd. James Fordyce, Sermons to Young Women (1766, 1795).

Mary Wollstonecraft, from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792).

Jane Austen, from Emma (1816).

Lord Byron, Don Juan Canto 14. XVIII (1823).

Female Character and Conduct.


Revd. James Fordyce, from Sermons to Young Women (1766, 1777).

Dr. John Gregory, A Father's Legacy to His Daughters (1774).

Mary Wollstonecraft, from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792).

Male Characters and Conduct.


Alexander Pope, from Epistle IV, To Richard Boyl, Earl of Burlington; Of the Uses of Riches (1731).

Samuel Johnson, Rambler (1750).

The Picturesque and Great Houses.


William Gilpin, from Observations, Relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, made in the year 1792, on Several Parts of England (1786) and Three Essays: On Picturesque Beauty, On Picturesque Travel, and on Sketching Landscape (1792).

John Byng, Rules for Admission to Strawberry Hill.

Reactions to Pride and Prejudice.


First Reviews and Readers.


British Critic XLI (1813).

Critical Review 4/3 (1813).

Anna Isabella Milbanke (1813).

Walter Scott, Quarterly Review (1815).

The Next Generation.


Henry Crabb Robinson.

Richard Whatley, Quarterly Review (1821).

Walter Scott, Journal, 1826-27.

Maria Jane Jewsbury, The Athenaeum.

Charlotte Bronte, letters.

Further Reading.

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