"Audacious and masterful....True to Austen's spirit, Ann Herendeen has given us a compelling, and sexual, novel of manners." --Pamela Regis, author of A Natural History of the Romance Novel Ann Herendeen's Pride/Prejudice--a novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennett, and their other loves--revisits the classic Jane Austen work to "fill in the gaps" that the original left unexplained and unexplored. Ingenious, brazen, and unrelentingly entertaining--yet always appreciative and respectful of one of the world's most beloved literary works--this masterful reinvention by the acclaimed author of Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander is truly a Pride and Prejudice for the 21st Century.
Ann Herendeen, a native New Yorker and lifelong resident of Brooklyn, received a B.A. in English from Princeton University and an M.L.S. from Pratt Institute. She works as a cataloging librarian specializing in natural history. Ann's first novel, Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander, was published in 2008.
"Ann Herendeen has turned Jane Austen's beloved classic novel on its head with this beautifully written 'what if' story. It is the erotic retelling of Jane's very eighteenth century characters. The book is surprisingly creative and makes this version timely, realistic and clever fun. An entertaining read!"--Sandra Kitt, national bestselling author of Close Encounters and For All We Know "I gobbled up this delicious book in one sexy/cerebral reading orgy. Now I need to go back and marvel at my leisure, at its author's wealth of insight and imagination."--Pam Rosenthal, RITA Award-winning author of The Edge of Impropriety "Audacious and masterful. . . . True to Austen's spirit, Ann Herendeen has given us a compelling, and sexual, novel of manners. In scenes that illuminate the motives and intellects of our favorite characters, we witness their most private moments. Delectable."--Pamela Regis, author of A Natural History of the Romance Novel