Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008 | Unabridged
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Pride and Prejudice captures the affections of class-conscious eighteenth-century English families with matrimonial aims and rivalries. This story of the Bennet family and the novel's two protagonists, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, is told with a wit that author Jane Austen feared might prove "rather too light and bright, and sparkling."The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. Austen’s artistry is also apparent in the delineation of the minor characters: the ill-matched Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, Charles Bingley and his sisters, and particularly the fatuous Mr. Collins, whose proposal to Elizabeth is one of the finest comic passages in English literature.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.
Publisher: Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, 2008
Edition: Unabridged
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (10 audio files) : digital
audio file
Additional Contributors: Bailey, Josephine
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781400126330


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Jan 11, 2017

This is for the narrator ONLY. Not the writing or the story. Her voice was so shrill and awful that I returned the book a few minutes after downloading it. I could not listen to her put fingernails to a chalkboard through an entire novel. I'll try a different version.

Nov 22, 2013

Wonderfully built characters and drama. The ending didn't quite pay off in the way I expected, but I loved the book nonetheless.

jwhite412 Dec 15, 2011

A brilliantly written, witty, and timeless novel about romance, marriage, and class distinction, without all of the dryness you always thought was required for the construction of Victorian Era Novels. Austen’s characters are so lifelike: you love to hate, and then love to distraction the mysterious Mr. Darcy… you want to reach through the covers of the book and slap Mother Bennett… and can’t help shaking your head at the colorfully vacuous spirit of the youngest daughter Lydia.


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