Jane Austen was born 239 years ago this week, but the popularity of her most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice, shows no signs of waning. Now, with the interactive eBook edition of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice—the complete text of the novel with thousands of annotations and hundreds of images edited by Austen scholar David Shapard—you can experience the novel’s enchanting world like never before! Immerse yourself in Austen’s Regency England with image galleries covering topics such as Music, Fashion, Architecture, Food, and Travel; and explore other interactive features like maps, timelines, interviews with writers and scholars, film clips, and polls and quizzes. You can even listen along with a synched version of the audiobook.
To whet your appetite, we’ve selected a few of the beautiful illustrations included in the eBook. Take a look, and imagine Elizabeth reading Darcy’s fateful letter; Wickham looking dapper in a red military uniform atop his horse; Lydia and Kitty donning high-waisted lacy gowns for the Netherfield ball; Lizzie’s uncle’s home in Cheapside, a part of London Bingley’s haughty sisters scoff at; the Bennets’ charming country house, Longbourn; and the shady grounds of Pemberley, Darcy’s sprawling estate in Derbyshire.
Click the thumbnails below to view an enlarged version:
Now’s the perfect time to revisit Austen’s classic with your reading group, don’t you think?
(Click on the thumbnails below to view an enlarged version of each of the three screenshots from the interactive eBook.)