Pride and Prejudice [Blackstone Audio]

  • by Jane Austen
  • Narrated by Carolyn Seymour
  • 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The provincial Bennet family, home to five unmarried daughters, is turned upside down when a wealthy bachelor takes up a house nearby. Mr. Bingley enhances his instant popularity by hosting a ball and taking an interest in the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane. Meanwhile, Mr. Darcy, Bingley's even wealthier friend, makes himself equally unpopular by his aloof disdain of country manners. Yet he is drawn, in spite of himself, to the spirited and intelligent Elizabeth Bennet, who proves to be his match in both wit and pride. Their sparkling repartee is a splendid performance of civilized sparring infused with unacknowledged romantic tension.
Pride and Prejudice delightfully captures the affectations and rivalries of class-conscious English families in an age when status and security for women hung entirely on matrimonial ambitions. Austen's characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England. It is also the source of some of the most memorable characters ever written, from the fatuous Mr. Collins, whose proposal to Elizabeth is one of the finest comic passages in English literature, to the beloved heroine Elizabeth, whom the author herself deemed "as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print."


What the Critics Say

"There is a truth of painting in her writings which always delights me." (Sir Walter Scott)
"The greatest novel ever written." (Malcolm Muggeridge)
"Major and minor characters are superbly drawn, the plot is beautifully symmetrical, and the dazzling perfection of style shows Austen at her best." (Masterpieces of World Literature)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Surpassed all expectations!

Great story...well read/written, lovely and enjoyable. definitely can see what all the fuss is about 😊
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- Amazon Customer

Fantastic book as always, not so good a reader

I dont know this actress and that is probably why this is not a good audio book. She has one voice and thats expressionless so she has to over play certain characters like Mr Collins. Elizabeth swings from having a manly deep voice to a pathetic squeaky voice. I Would avoid purchasing this book like the plague. Sorry Ms Austen
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- joh1965

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-01-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.