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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 Prejudice:

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, Marianne.

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. (challenge)

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. (average)

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. (easy)