Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
April 18, 2017
Pages
528
Dimensions
5.1 X 1.2 X 7.8 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812980349
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About the Author

Curtis Sittenfeld is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, Sisterland, and Eligible, and the story collection You Think It, I'll Say It, which have been translated into thirty languages. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post Magazine, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories, of which she was the 2020 guest editor. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, and Vanity Fair, and on public radio's This American Life.

Reviews

"Even the most ardent Austenite will soon find herself seduced."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"Blissful . . . [Curtis] Sittenfeld modernizes the classic in such a stylish, witty way you'd guess even Jane Austen would be pleased."--People (book of the week)

"[A] sparkling, fresh contemporary retelling."--Entertainment Weekly

"[Sittenfeld] is the ideal modern-day reinterpreter. Her special skill lies not just in her clear, clean writing, but in her general amusement about the world, her arch, pithy, dropped-mike observations about behavior, character and motivation. She can spot hypocrisy, cant, self-contradiction and absurdity ten miles away. She's the one you want to leave the party with, so she can explain what really happened. . . . Not since Clueless, which transported Emma to Beverly Hills, has Austen been so delightedly interpreted. . . . Sittenfeld writes so well--her sentences are so good and her story so satisfying. . . . As a reader, let me just say: Three cheers for Curtis Sittenfeld and her astute, sharp and ebullient anthropological interest in the human condition."--Sarah Lyall, The New York Times Book Review

"Bold and brilliant."--Glamour

"A clever, uproarious evolution of Austen's story."--The Denver Post

"If there exists a more perfect pairing than Curtis Sittenfeld and Jane Austen, we dare you to find it. . . . Sittenfeld makes an already irresistible story even more beguiling and charming."--Elle

"A playful, wickedly smart retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice."--BuzzFeed

"Sittenfeld is an obvious choice to re-create Jane Austen's comedy of manners. [She] is a master at dissecting social norms to reveal the truths of human nature underneath."--The Millions

"A hugely entertaining and surprisingly unpredictable book, bursting with wit and charm."--The Irish Times

"A delightful romp for not only Austen devotees but also lovers of romantic comedies and sly satire, as well . . . Bestselling Sittenfeld plus Jane Austen? What more could mainstream fiction readers ask for?"--Booklist (starred review)

"Endlessly amusing . . . Her take on Austen's iconic characters is skillful, her pacing excellent, and her dialog highly entertaining. . . . Austen fans will adore this new offering, a wonderful addition to the genre."--Library Journal

"An unputdownable retelling of the beloved classic."--PopSugar

"Sittenfeld adeptly updates and channels Austen's narrative voice--the book is full of smart observations on gender and money. . . . A clever retelling of an old-fashioned favorite."--Publishers Weekly

"The modernization of this classic story allows for a greater and more humorous range of incompetency and quirks; for example, Mrs. Bennet now has Valium and online shopping to distract her from constant anxiety. These familiar characters must deal with issues far beyond class and the all-important institution of marriage; everything from sexuality to racism to eating disorders and single parenthood factor in. And it's all written in a giddily charming blend of nineteenth-century novel-meets-twenty-first-century casual swearing. . . . Delight in this tale for its hilarious and endearing family drama."--Kirkus Reviews