Sittenfeld's version of the Austen classic features a lot less dancing and letter-writing than the original, and a lot more alcohol and sex.
Why I love it
Whenever I discuss Pride and Prejudice with a friend, the first question I ask is: "Jane or Elizabeth?" Whether a person favors Jane (sweetness and calm personified), or Elizabeth (tough as nails but with an aching heart – and loins) tells me a lot.
The same is the case for Eligible, written by the entertaining and clever Curtis Sittenfeld. In this contemporary retelling of the brewing ...
"Loved this so much! By far the best modern retelling of a classic I have ever come across. "
"I loved this adaptation. It's a smart, easy read, and stays true to the original. The perfect summer book. I can't recommend it enough."
Sherman oaks , CA
"I love everything Curtis Sittenfeld has written, and Eligible was no different. I had just read P&P, so I loved seeing the similarities but she made it feel fresh and new, so I wasn't bored."
"Definitely a new favorite! I was never a Jane Austen fan but I loved this modern retelling. So relatable!"
New Albany, OH
"Loved P+P and also loved this. Quick read, easy and fun!"
"love the updated story - well written and kept me engaged!"
New York, NY
"Excellent update to Pride and Prejudice. Moved at a quick pace and kept you interested to the last word."
New York, NY
"Loved Eligible! "
"A nice and faithful adaptation of Pride and Prejudice while reflecting modern sensibilities and charm. Loyal characters appropriately diverged from the original source to provide originality. "
"This was everything that I was hoping for and more! I need more books like this in my life."
"Its cool to see a classic come to life in a modern fashion. "