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Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/06/2017
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I absolutely adored this book. It is by far the best in the AP series and I believe that they chose the perfect author to take this on. Curtis Sittenfeld d... READ MORE
Dami
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Retelling perfection
I LOVED THIS!!!!!!!! I'm a complete sucker for Austen, anything Austeny, so when the Austen Project started a few years ago I jumped for joy. Now, ... READ MORE
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Brilliant fun
As part of the Austen Project – where six contemporary authors rework Austen’s novels –it’s now time for Pride and Prejudice to get the 21st-century treatm... READ MORE
Claudia  Sunderhauf

Synopsis

From the bestselling author of Prep, American Wife and Sisterland comes this brilliant retelling of Austen's classic set in modern day Cincinnati.

The Bennet sisters have been summoned from New York City.

Liz and Jane are good daughters. They've come home to suburban Cincinnati to get their mother to stop feeding their father steak as he recovers from heart surgery, to tidy up the crumbling Tudor-style family home, and to wrench their three sisters from their various states of arrested development. Once they are under the same roof, old patterns return fast. Soon enough they are being berated for their single status, their only respite the early morning runs they escape on together. For two successful women in their late thirties, it really is too much to bear.

That is, until the Lucas family's BBQ throws them in the way of some eligible single men...

Chip Bingley is not only a charming doctor, he's a reality TV star too. But Chip's friend, haughty neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy, can barely stomach Cincinnati or its inhabitants. Jane is entranced by Chip; Liz, sceptical of Darcy. As Liz is consumed by her father's mounting medical bills, her wayward sisters and Cousin Willie trying to stick his tongue down her throat, it isn't only the local chilli that will leave a bad aftertaste.

But where there are hearts that beat and mothers that push, the mysterious course of love will resolve itself in the most entertaining and unlikely of ways. And from the hand of Curtis Sittenfeld, Pride & Prejudice is catapulted into our modern world singing out with hilarity and truth.

'Sheer joy...Giddy and glam and a hearty update of Pride and Prejudice' - Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

'It takes a very clever, surefooted writer to hurl herself at one of literature's best known plots, but Sittenfeld transposes the five unmarried Bennett sisters… into modern Cincinatti without breaking faith with the original' - The Times 'Sittenfeld hardly matches Austen as a stylist but she's turned out an enjoyable romp' - The Daily Express This book is part of The Austen Project - six retellings of Jane Austen's beloved novels.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007486311
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 380g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm

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Impressive modernization of Pride and Prejudice
Writing: 5/5 Characters: 4.5/5 Plot: 4.5/5 A retelling of Austen’s popular Pride and Prejudice: Sittenfeld did a masterful job at “modernizing” the charac... READ MORE
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