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Annotated Bibliography

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Jaleh Montazer


Annotated Bibliography


Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. London: Penguin Group, 1995. Print.


Baker, William. Jane Austen: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work. New York: Facts on File, 2008. Web.

This book begins is another biography on Jane Austen. But it goes in depth on every one of Jane Austen’s novels. For each book it offers plot information with character analysis and critical commentary. This source provides information on all of Jane Austen’s novels, which can be helpful to understanding Pride and Prejudice and the time, when Jane Austen wrote her novels.


Bender, David. Jane Austen: Literary Companion Series. San Diego: Greenhaven, 1997. Print.

This book starts by explaining Jane Austen’s biographical information specifically explaining the society when Austen was writing her books. It expands on a major theme of social life and status in that time and links it to Austen’s life. This book also touches on Jane Austen’s writing style and how her style exhibits elements of irony and satire. Lastly this book links all of that information to Pride and Prejudice specifically. 


Bloom, Harold. Bloom's Notes: Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice. Pennsylvania: Chelsea House, 1996. Print.

This book provides notes on Pride and Prejudice making it easier to understand that novel. It addressed Jane Austen’s life as well as many themes in the novel making it easier to understand. This book provides information on the important characters and can be used as a reading guide to better understand the novel. It also has a long section on its critical views, which can provide information for a literary criticism essay.


Bloom, Harold. Bloom's Major Novelists: Jane Austen. Pennsylvania: Chelsea House, 2000. Print.

This book focuses on Jane Austen’s background offering historical context to the book Pride and Prejudice. It has plot summaries of all of Jane Austen’s major books with thematic explanations, character analysis, and critical views. This could be helpful when understanding Jane Austen by looking at her other novels.


"Literary Criticism of Pride and Prejudice." Pride & Prejudice. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2016.

This online source provides plot information on Pride and Prejudice and goes into detail on every significant character. This website makes it easy to understand the novel. In the literary criticism section of this website criticizes the book through the main characters. It uses the main characters and links them to major themes in the novel. This source is very useful because it uses plot, character, and theme information to analyze the novel.


Moler, Kenneth L. Pride and Prejudice A Students Companion to the Novel. New York: Twayne, 1989. Print.

This book serves as a reading guide for Pride and Prejudice. It offers historical context to the novel and briefly addresses the books critical reception. It goes into detail about many themes evident in the book. Also it explains the symbolism that is present in Pride and Prejudice. Overall this book is useful to understand the novel Pride and Prejudice not necessarily for writing a literary criticism.


White, Laura Mooneyham. Critical Essays on Jane Austen. New York: G.K Hall &, 1998. Print.

This book contains a variety of critical essays on all of Jane Austen’s works. It gives many perspectives from literary critics on Jane Austen’s writing. Each of the essays touch on a specific elements of her writing which could be helpful for writing a separate literary criticism. Since this book is full of critical essays it shows examples of how to write literary criticism essays. 


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