Pride and prejudice
Part of the Collins Classroom Classics series
Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas, WJEC; CXCLevel & Subject: GCSE English Literature; Cape Literatures in EnglishFirst teaching: September 2015; 2016First examination: June 2017; May-June 2018 This edition of Pride and Prejudice is perfect for GCSE-level students: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context, and a glossary explaining key terms. 'She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.' Such is the unpromising start to one of the most well-known relationships in English literature.
Can vivacious, intelligent, but fortuneless Elizabeth Bennet and the wealthy, reserved and seemingly haughty Mr Darcy see past their first impressions of one another? Jane Austen's 1813 novel paints a witty picture of Georgian society, showing through the ups and downs of the five Bennet sisters the lengths to which women must go to secure a husband and position - and, in Elizabeth's case, to find a marriage of true minds.
1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 1KJ Caribbean islands, 2AB English, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, 4KHT For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, 4P Designed / suitable for other (non-UK) curricula & examinations, JNUM Teachers' classroom resources & material, YQCR Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes, YQFL Educational: literature in languages other than English