Title Pride and Prejudice (Norton Critical Edition), 4/e
Author Jane Austen, Donald Gray (Editors), Mary A. Favret (Editors)
ISBN 9780393264883
List price USD 15.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 416
Book size 127 x 207 mm
Publishing year 2016
Original publisher W W Norton & Company
Published in India by W W Norton & Company
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
About the book


The Norton Critical Edition of Pride and Prejudice has been revised to reflect the most current scholarly approaches to Austen’s most widely read novel.

The text is that of the 1813 first edition, accompanied by revised and expanded explanatory annotations.

This Norton Critical Edition also includes:

  • Biographical portraits of Austen by members of her family and, new to the Fourth Edition, those by Jon Spence (Becoming Jane Austen) and Paula Byrne (The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things).
  • Fourteen critical essays, eleven of them new to the Fourth Edition, reflecting the finest current scholarship. Contributors include Janet Todd, Andrew Elfenbein, Felicia Bonaparte, and Tiffany Potter, among others.
  • “Writers on Austen”—a new section of brief comments by Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Henry James, and others.
  • A Chronology and revised and expanded Selected Bibliography.



The Text of Pride and Prejudice

Backgrounds and Sources



Henry Austen • Biographical Notice of the Author

J. E. Austen- Leigh • [Beginning to Write]

William Austen- Leigh, Richard Arthur Austen- Leigh, and Deirdre Le Faye • [Prospects of Marriage]

Paula Byrne • The Theatrical Scenes

• The Sisters

Jon Spence • [Writing as Work]

Park Honan • [Last Years at Chawton]



To Cassandra Austen (January 9–10, 1796)

To Cassandra Austen (January 14–15, 1796)

To Cassandra Austen (December 18–19, 1798)

To Cassandra Austen (January 8–9, 1799)

To Cassandra Austen (November 20–21, 1800)

To Cassandra Austen (May 12–13, 1801)

To Cassandra Austen (January 3–5, 1801)

To Martha Lloyd (November 29–30, 1812)

To Cassandra Austen (January 29, 1813)

To Cassandra Austen (February 4, 1813)

To Cassandra Austen (May 24, 1813)

To Francis Austen (July 3–6, 1813)

To Anna Austen (August 10–18, 1814)

To Anna Austen (September 9–18, 1814)

To Fanny Knight (November 18–20, 1814)

To Fanny Knight (November 30, 1814)

To James Stanier Clarke (December 11, 1815)

To James Edward Austen (December 16–17, 1816)

To Fanny Knight (February 20–21, 1817)

To Anne Sharp (May 22, 1817)

Brief Excerpts


Early Writing

Jane Austen • The Beautifull Cassandra

• From Love and Freindship

• From A Collection of Letters



Richard Whately • [Technique and Moral Effect in Jane Austen’s Fiction]

Margaret Oliphant • [Miss Austen]

Richard Simpson • [The Critical Faculty of Jane Austen]

D. A. Miller • No One Is Alone

Jeff Nunokawa • Speechless in Austen

Andrew Elfenbein • Austen’s Minimalism

Peter Knox- Shaw • Pride and Prejudice, A Politics of the Picturesque

Felicia Bonaparte • Conjecturing Possibilities: Reading and Misreading Texts in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Vivien Jones • Feminisms

Janet Todd • [Jane Austen’s Hero]

Elsie B. Michie • Social Distinction in Jane Austen

Sandra Macpherson • Rent to Own: or, What’s Entailed in Pride and Prejudice

Andrew Maunder • Making Heritage and History: The 1894 Illustrated Pride and Prejudice

Tiffany Potter • [Pride and Prejudice and Zombies]

Writers on Jane Austen


Jane Austen: A Chronology

Selected Bibliography

About the Author:

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature.

About the Editors:

Donald Gray is Culbertson Chair Emeritus of English at Indiana University. He is the editor of the Norton Critical Editions of Alice in Wonderland andPride and Prejudice and of the anthology Victorian Poetry. He has written extensively on Victorian poetry and fiction, popular journalism, and the history of literary publishing.

Mary A. Favret is Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime and Romantic Correspondence: Women, Politics and the Fiction of Letters and co-editor, with Nicola J. Watson, of At the Limits of Romanticism: Essays in Cultural, Feminist and Materialist Criticism.

Target Audience:

Students and Academicians of English Literature.

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