Three Pride and Prejudice Remixes
I love Jane Austen! And lately I’ve been watching Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility while I’m crafting. So, I decided to put together a list of a few of my favorite retellings!
The Darcy Legacy by Joana Starnes
This one is one of my favorites because I downloaded it solely for the terrible cover art, and ended up truly enjoying myself. It’s kind of a slow starter, but once you get into it, it’s so ridiculous. Murder and mystery and ghosts hijack the original storyline in a delightful way. If you are very familiar with the original, then you’ll find it especially quirky.
Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
Have you ever wanted to read scenes from Pride and Prejudice, but from Darcy’s point of view? Because this book is exactly that! I mean, exact conversations from the original story, but in the context of Mr. Darcy’s thoughts and feelings. It’s absolutely wonderful. It’s like reading Pride and Prejudice with commentary. Highly entertaining.
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
I reviewed this one last summer and it was so unique and such a surprise. I loved it! I will say it’s the most abstract retelling on this list. But it was still a beautifully written story and it had some amazing poetry, too! It is inspired by Pride and Prejudice, but it goes a step further and addresses class and race issues flawlessly. It’s definitely one that will make you think.
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
This one is technically a continuation, not a retelling. But I’m putting it on the list anyway because it’s good. This one is pride and prejudice mixed with a murder mystery. It’s another slow starter, but if you read it long enough to get to the mystery, you’ll enjoy it! And Lydia and Wickham are back with more dramaaaaaaaaa. If you can stick with it through the first few chapters, you won’t regret it.
Krystle Goodman is a crazy cat lady, who loves to drink exorbitant amounts of coffee, and read a shocking amount of books. She lives in Benton with her husband Josh, her son Roman, and their two cats Roxanne and Abby. When she isn’t reading, you’ll find her cooking, painting, or watching true crime shows. Watch for Krystle’s book reviews every other Friday. Send fanmail to: [email protected]
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