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Pride and Prejudice Summary
Jane Austen

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Pride and Prejudice Summary


Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice had a long and varied life before it finally saw publication on January 28, 1813 Austen began the book, originally titled First Impressions, In 1796 Her father submitted it to a London publisher the following year, but the manuscript was rejected. Austen continued to work on the book, and scholars report that the story remained a favorite with the close circle of friends, relations, and acquaintances she took into her confidence. She probably continued working on First Impressions after her family relocated to Bath in 1801 and did not stop revising and rewriting until after the deaths of both her father and a close friend in 1805. After this point Austen seems to have given up writing for almost five years. She had resumed work on the book by 1811, scholars report, and the final product appeared anonymously in London bookstalls early in 1813.

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