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Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

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-- Presents the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature
-- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism
-- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published February 1st 1988 by Chelsea House Publications (first published February 1987)
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Lobstergirl
Dec 14, 2009 Lobstergirl rated it liked it
Just some notes to myself.

Lionel Trilling: JA "was committed to the ideal of 'intelligent love,' according to which the deepest and truest relationship that can exist between human beings is pedagogic. This relationship consists in the giving and receiving of knowledge about right conduct, in the formation of one person's character by another, the acceptance of another's guidance in one's own growth."

Julia Prewitt Brown: "The narrative voice [in contrast to the dialogue:], then, possesses the es
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Devyn Duffy
Jul 25, 2015 Devyn Duffy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Devyn by: found at random in the library
Barely 60 pages in hardcover, this is an introduction to Pride and Prejudice that probably won't tell you anything new if you've read the book and might be hard to understand if you haven't. It has a synopsis and a list of major characters along with a short Austen biography, an introduction by Bloom, and a sampling of critics' reactions. It's not a difficult read, except that the criticism includes references to other Austen works without always naming them, so someone unfamiliar with Pride and ...more
Sheryl Tribble
Mar 19, 2013 Sheryl Tribble rated it liked it
Too many of these articles are chapters from other books for my taste -- the chapters may focus on Pride and Prejudice, but I still feel like I'm coming into an ongoing conversation and want more background to various comments. I don't mind the occasional essay that makes me feel that way, but when all of them have that feeling, I get annoyed.

Likely works better as a reference for someone writing a paper than as a cover-to-cover read.
Nicki
Apr 16, 2014 Nicki rated it it was amazing
I will forever be in love with this book! This is a timeless classic that I will always make sute to suggest. The love between Jane and Lizzie is so kind, and even better is the love between Darcy and Lizzie!
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Just as good the second time
Aratrika Paul
Sep 08, 2014 Aratrika Paul rated it really liked it
brings a smile on my face everytime i read it!
Anusha
Jul 23, 2014 Anusha rated it liked it
Pride and Prejudice is a slow novel... It explains a lot about different characters.... it is a very straight tale with no unexpected twists. It is a nice work by Jane Austen.
Ruth
Feb 22, 2008 Ruth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
A classic; always good for a re-read if I can't find anything else good.
Ariba
Jul 30, 2014 Ariba rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a writer, what a book!
Erica
Sep 06, 2008 Erica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would probably say this is my favorite book or at least one of my favorites.
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A classic, I have read it 3 times and love it more every time I pick it up!
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Well, learned a lot about land ownership in 19th century England . . .
Marla
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A classic. I had more fun reading it than I did watching the movie, especially the current shortened version of the movie. In the book you get all the great details of the story!
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Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.
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