Author: Jane Austen
Pages: 496 pages
From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice , edited by Claudia Johnson and Susan Wolfson, offers the text of the first edition and is extensively annotated in several contexts, from Austen's views, to cultural issues, to first reviews and critical reception.
An informative introduction is complemented by a chronology coordinating the events of Austen's life with key events in contemporary history and literary culture. Fuller footnotes than any competing edition, succinctly written and unobtrusive, identify cultural references, social codes and rituals, literary allusions, and unfamiliar word usages.