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Imagine- What if Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy had smartphones and dated IRL (in real life)? A classic is reborn in this clever adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice !

A truth universally acknowledged- a rich guy must want a wife.
A terrible first impression.
A couple that's meant to be...if they can just get over themselves. #hatersgonnadate

Don't miss- Lydia taking selfies with soldiers, Mrs. Bennet's humble-brag status updates, Lizzy texting from her long walks, and Darcy swiping left on a dance card app.

tl;dr Jane Austen's most famous novel told through its characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for any teen (or any reader with a sense of humor)!

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example- tl;dr means too long; didn't read.


Author Notes

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41.

Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Horn Book Review

Darcy keeps reminding himself that Lizzy "is poor w/no connections, FML" and Scrooge's Ghost of Christmas Past says "hey, NMF /\_(ツ)_//." The contemporary language may make the stories more amusing for readers who find Dickens or Austen snoozey; others will find them patronizing AF ("As F*ck" per appendix). The intended audience won't need the included "411" on acronyms and emojis. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.