Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels- and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged- that a single man in possession of a good fortune- must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797- and was initially called First Impressions- but was never published under that title. Following revisions it was published on 28 January 1813 by the same Mr. Egerton of the Military Library- Whitehall- who had brought out Sense and Sensibility. Like both its predecessor and Northanger Abbey- it was written at Steventon Rectory. (Summary from Wikipedia)
26 Apr 2015
I really enjoyed how she read the book. I myself would have not been able to read the 1st couple of chapters myself. I am glad for this website. I also selected the same book read by different people. I listen to the first chapter of the book read, and I though she gave the book a warm feeling. I al looking at other books that she has read. I wish it was easier to look for books read by the reader too.
27 Mar 2013
Great story, but...
Classic novel, great period piece story but he narrator reads far to quickly...
07 Oct 2012
Karen Savage delivers the dialogue well, adding the correct intonation and emphasis, which some other readings occasionally get wrong, which can be slightly confusing at times. For example, the line "Tease calmness of manner and presence of mind!" should be read in a sceptical, questioning tone. This reader gets it right. Some of the other readings also seem to use an incorrect text, for example confusingly omitting the word "I" in "No, no — I feel he may defy us there". Or maybe the original text was like that? Either way, this version seems to match the current Gutenberg text.See full review
02 Jan 2011
Horrible book...'nuff said