|Pride and Prejudice
The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme
of Pride, Love, and Marriage and other themes related to Pride and
Austen, Jane. Emma. 1815. This novel tells the story of Emma
Woodhouse, a handsome, clever, and rich young woman who delights in
arranging marriages for her friends, often with embarrassing consequences.
Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility. 1811. Jane Austen's first
published novel tells the story of two impoverished sisters: Elinor
Dashwood, a model of good sense, and her more romantic younger sister,
Burney, Fanny. Cecilia, or, Memoirs of an Heiress. Austen probably
took the title Pride and Prejudice from a phrase at the end of
this novel, which portrays a young woman coming out into society. Burney
was an important influence on Austen. (average)
Bloom, Harold, ed. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Modern
Critical Interpretations. New York: Chelsea, 1987. A variety of views
and approaches are represented in this selection of recent criticism.
Cecil, David. A Portrait of Jane Austen. Harmondsworth, England:
Penguin, 1980. Less detailed than a full-length biography, Cecil's highly
readable book offers an intimate portrait of Austen's life and times.
The text is illustrated with contemporary paintings and engravings.
Hughes-Hallet, Penelope, ed. My Dear Cassandra: The Letters of Jane
Austen. New York: Potter, 1991. This selection of Austen's letters
to her sister Cassandra and other family members includes ample commentary
by the editor and illustrations from contemporary paintings and engravings.