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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Annotated by Sophie Turner (Giveaway)

This is not precisely a review of Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes. (Annotated and Restored to 1813 Egerton First Edition) by Jane Austen and Sophie Turner, as much as it is a look at why this revised edition was created. I’ve read this novel more times than any other, and because I do love it so much, I wanted to take a look at what Sophie Turner found in her endeavor to return the novel as close to Jane Austen’s original as possible. As grammar rules as we know them today were not as established when Austen wrote, there is a sort of free flow with her use of grammar and words.

This is particularly of interest, as the examples cited by Turner indicate how well placed Austen’s commas are in an effort to create a distinct voice for her characters. I also loved that the exclamation points we often think of as part of Mrs. Bennet’s character are not as plentiful as one would assume. I thoroughly enjoyed reading through this novel again, as well as Turner’s annotations. As an editor, I’m obviously fascinated with the choices that novelists make in word choice and punctuation.

Check out Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes. (Annotated and Restored to 1813 Egerton First Edition) by Jane Austen and Sophie Turner to find Austen’s more authentic voice.

RATING: Cinquain

About the Book:

The novel needs no introduction. But readers may not have realised that we have been losing “Pride and Prejudice” over the years, particularly digitally. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation have eroded significantly from the 1813 Egerton first edition, and many digital copies suffer from poor formatting.

In 2017, the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, her “darling Child” has been painstakingly restored to the three-volume 1813 first edition. Adjustments have only been made where there were errors in the 1813 text, and are noted in detailed annotations at the end of the novel.

Please enjoy this beloved story, restored to Jane Austen’s original voice.

About the Sophie Turner:

Sophie Turner worked as an online editor before delving even more fully into the tech world. Writing, researching the Regency era, and occasionally dreaming about living in Britain are her escapes from her day job.

She was afraid of long series until she ventured upon Patrick O’Brian’s 20-book Aubrey-Maturin masterpiece, something she might have repeated five times through.

Alas, her Constant Love series is only planned to be seven books right now, and consists of A Constant Love, A Change of Legacies, and the in-progress A Season Lost.

She blogs about her writing endeavours at sophie-turner-acl.blogspot.com, where readers can find direction for the various social drawing-rooms across the Internet where she may be called upon. Visit her: Facebook, Twitter, Sophie Turner’s Blog, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Amazon.

International Giveaway:

To enter, leave a comment about why you’d like to read this new ebook edition of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, annotated by Sophie Turner.  Enter by Sept. 15, 2017, 8 p.m. EST.

Good Luck, everyone.

  • Anji Dee

    I’d love to be able to read Sophie’s restored version alongside some of my physical copies and possibly even some of my digital copies too, if I have them open on my phone and iPad at the same time. That would be seven copies open at once! Now would I get bog-eyed doing that?

    • Sophie Turner

      I went pretty bog-eyed with two copies open at once, Anji, so I would be very impressed if you could do seven at a time! 🙂

  • Suko

    I’d love to read this restored version, which would be the most authentic since publication! I will add your giveaway to my blog’s sidebar. Thank you for hosting this!

    • Sophie Turner

      Thank you for your interest, Suko! I do hope it is the most authentic since the original publication. 🙂

  • DarcyBennett

    Such a great project and one I would like to read since it is how JA intended the story to be.

    • Sophie Turner

      Thank you for your interest, DarcyBennett!

  • bermudaonion(Kathy)

    This sounds perfect for you!

  • Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

    I think this is such a fascinating project! Please enter me in the giveaway. I’d love to read the book as it was intended to see how Jane’s original voice differs from the versions I’ve read.

    • It’s very subtle differences in some places.

    • Sophie Turner

      I agree, it’s very subtle. Over the course of the whole novel, though, I felt like it added up. Good luck in the giveaway and thanks to both of you for your support of this project!