By William Shakespeare
A tender lady tells of her seduction and abandoment through a tender guy who proves to be unworthy of her attraction and sweetness.
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This targeted version of delight and Prejudice comprises the well-known illustrations through Henry Matthew Brock, initially created in 1898. Brock and his brothers have been all profitable illustrators of the day and infrequently posed for every different utilizing costumes, props and furnishings of their Cambridge studio. Brock's older brother Charles additionally illustrated different versions of delight and Prejudice, and joined him in illustrating different Austen releases for this set of 1898 editions.
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Contributor be aware: With an creation via Margaret Anne Doody. Notes through Claire Lamont
Publish 12 months be aware: First released in 1811
• one among Austen's 5 significant novels in a revised and up-to-date edition.
• the normal Chapman/Kinsley textual content in a newly set typeface offers a extra appealing appearance.
• the recent notes are fuller and supply extra beneficiant contextualization of social conduct and Austen's language.
• New chronology and bibliography supply up to date assets for additional reading.
• New appendices on social rank and dancing.
• keeps Margaret Doody's nonetheless severely applauded introduction.
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• thoroughly rewritten and accelerated notes.
• New and extended chronology.
• New, up-to-date and increased bibliography.
• New appendices on social rank and dancing.
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Austen's artistic inventiveness and strong aesthetic sense have prevented the novel from seeming too wintry. Part of the effect lies in what might be called the folding structure, whereby the novel is divided into two—like a hinged toothpick-case, one might add, though perhaps the story might also be compared to the 'scissars' (sic) which Edward picks up aimlessly but erotically (p. 273). The novel tells two stories, which work against and with each xxxvi Introduction other. Yet we have to go through one to get to the other.
He did not stipulate for any particular sum, my dear Fanny; he only requested me, in general terms, to assist them, and make their situation more comfortable than it was in his power to do. Perhaps it would have been as well if he had left it wholly to myself. He could hardly suppose I should neglect them. But as he required the promise, I could not do less than give it: at least I thought so at the time. The promise, therefore, was given, and must be performed.
Colonel Brandon and Marianne turn out to be suited after all because they are both second children (the younger in a same-sex pair) and both are marrying a second attachment. Edward is now an honorary second, rescued from the world of narrowness which is primacy. Robert is really a scapegoat, and Edward an escapee. The sorrows and fears arising not only out of human desire and weakness but also out of the social context which abuses desires and creates weakness are at an end, at least for this story.