Thursday, December 23, 2010
All I Want For Christmas....
"Along with the plays of William Shakespeare and the works of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen’s novels are among the most beloved books of Western literature. Pride and Prejudice (1813) was in Austen’s lifetime her most popular novel, and it was the author’s personal favorite. Adapted many times to the screen and stage, and the inspiration for numerous imitations, it remains today her most widely read book. Now, in this beautifully illustrated and annotated edition, distinguished scholar Patricia Meyer Spacks instructs the reader in a larger appreciation of the novel’s enduring pleasures and provides analysis of Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Lady Catherine, and all the characters who inhabit the world of Pride and Prejudice.
This edition will be treasured by specialists and first-time readers, and especially by devoted Austen fans who think of themselves as Friends of Jane."
Besides peace and good health, I'm hoping this beautiful annotated edition of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice finds its way to my house. Hope Santa got the hint! ;)
What books are you hoping will be under your tree?
Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy, safe New Year!