At the beginning of each month there will be a new post with four titles connected by some kind of theme. The titles are offered as once a week reading choices and explore a general theme for that month.
The guiding theme for this month is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, although the titles are not simply continuations or spin-offs on Miss Austen's tale. The four titles below offer a different twist on the story of Pride and Prejudice and cross over into a variety of genres: horror, mystery, historical fiction, and contemporary women's fiction.
Set aside some time each week in August for ...
Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James (2011) - six years after their happily ever after, all is not well for Elizabeth and Darcy when the relatives come to visit and a murder occurs.
Longbourn by Jo Baker (2013) - looks at the downstairs life of the Bennett family servants during the time of events related in Pride and Prejudice.
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (2016) - a fun, 21st Century re-envisioning of the classic with all the same characters in modern day roles and situations.
Give these a try and see if you don't look at Miss Austen's classic in a whole new way. Enjoy! :-)
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