Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice (3821 words)

Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

Related Groups

According to Cassandra Austen, Pride and Prejudice was the last mature novel to be a re-working of an earlier, probably epistolary, work, titled First Impressions. Written in 1796-97, when Jane Austen was beginning to receive the attentions of an assortment of young men and her sister had just become engaged, First Impressions was an instant success with the Austens. The father offered it to a publisher on its completion in 1797, but it was rejected without a reading and has subsequently been lost. Its more mature avatar was completed in 1811-12, after the first successful submission of one of Austen’s novels, and signed “by the Author of Sense and Sensibility”. It went through two editions in …



Citation:
Schneider, Ana-Karina. "Pride and Prejudice". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 January 2008
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=2575, accessed 13 December 2017.]


Related Groups

  1. English Romanticism

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.