Eligible (Hardback)Curtis Sittenfeld (author)
"It takes a very clever, surefooted writer to hurl herself at one of literature's best known plots, but Sittenfeld transposes the five unmarried Bennett sisters… into modern Cincinatti without breaking faith with the original" - The Times
"Sittenfeld hardly matches Austen as a stylist but she's turned out an enjoyable romp" - The Daily Express
This book is part of The Austen Project - six retellings of Jane Austen's beloved novels.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 770 g
Dimensions: 227 x 159 x 44 mm
Praise for ELIGIBLE: ‘If there exists a more perfect pairing than Curtis Sittenfeld and Jane Austen, we dare you to find it’ Elle ‘These days, if Curtis Sittenfeld writes it, I read it’ Judy Blume ‘A masterpiece . . . whether or not you're an Austen fan, you'll adore this version: This is Pride and Prejudice 2.0 and I must confess, I liked it more than the original. There I said it’ Stylist ‘Bold and brilliant’ Glamour ‘Eligible has all the charm, wit and romance of Pride & Prejudice and also takes these characters who are such a stalwart feature of our literary landscape and treats them with such affection and humour, that I defy anyone not to find Eligible an absolute delight’ Red ‘Dazzling’ Woman and Home ‘Fizzy’ and ‘Funny’ Psychologies ‘Such a feast of a book’ Nigella Lawson ‘Three cheers for Curtis Sittenfeld and her astute, sharp and ebullient anthropological interest in the human condition… not since “Clueless,” which transported Emma to Beverly Hills, has Austen been so delightedly interpreted’ The New York Times ‘An enjoyably light-hearted romp’ Financial Times ‘Hilarious and endearing family drama’ Kirkus Reviews ‘Effortlessly entertaining and delightfully readable’ The National ‘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 ‘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 favourite’ Publishers Weekly Praise for CURTIS SITTENFELD: ‘Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one’ Maggie Shipstead ‘When it comes to tearing apart contemporary American family life, Sittenfeld is up there in a class of her own’ Guardian
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