A Modern Retelling of Pride and PrejudiceeBook - 2016
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multcolib_dianaa Mar 25, 2020
"Is this kind of stupid?," I wondered, "Putting Pride and Prejudice into modern-day Cleveland?" But it was just so much fun that soon I didn't care. Curtis Sittenfeld is a wonderful writer.
"Is this kind of stupid?," I wondered, "Putting Pride and Prejudice into modern-day Cleveland?" But it was just so much fun that soon I didn't care.
multcolib_rutha Jul 19, 2016
The latest Jane Austen retelling - this one set in New York.
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Fourth book in the Austen Project, Curtis Sittenfeld brings us a modern retelling of Jane Austens’ Pride and Prejudice, and transports us both time and place to the United States in the 21st century. Liz Bennet is a magazine writer in New York, who, like her older Yoga instructor sister Jane, is in her late thirties. They are called home to Cincinnati when their father has a health scare and discover their childhood home crumbling and family in disarray. Liz and Jane decide to stay home to help take care of their father, while Mrs. Bennet is busy planning and organizing a social event for her Ladies group, and worrying about getting her daughters married. The youngest sisters are too busy to get jobs let alone help out at home. Kitty and Lydia are occupied with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets, while Mary is holed up in her room earning her third degree online.
At a Fourth of July barbeque hosted by the Lucases, the Bennet’s are introduced to Chip Bingley, a doctor who recently was on the reality dating show Eligible, and his friend Mr. Darcy - a neurosurgeon who also works at the same hospital. On first impressions, Chip and Jane take an immediate interest in each other, while Darcy reveals himself to be less than charming, to an eavesdropping Liz.
Fans of Jane Austen will enjoy Sittenfeld’s hilarious modern adaptation of a beloved classic, tackling gender, class, courtship and family. Readers will enjoy the authors’ leisurely pace and snarky banter between Liz and Darcy as well as a few plot surprises!
Shelf Life Review in the Stratford Gazette May 2016
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