Pride and Prejudice: An Annotated Edition by literary scholar and Five Books interviewee Patricia Meyer Spacks is an in-depth and enlightening version of the timeless classic.
The book, according to the author
“I’ve just produced an annotated edition with some 2,000 annotations. When I was asked to annotate it, I wasn’t very enthusiastic about the idea. I was finally persuaded because I thought I could annotate it out of my head – I know the book practically by heart. I was so wrong. Reading it while thinking about what one might want to know in order to understand it better, I found out so many new things and realised, really for the first time, what a complex novel it is.”