Set in modern-day Canada, “Ayesha at Last” explores themes found in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”—societal expectations, reputation in the community, complicated family dynamics, overcoming personal obstacles—through the lens of several Muslim families. The back of “Ayesha at Last,” Uzma Jalaluddin’s debut novel, says it’s “a modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of […]
This graphic novel adaptation of Pride and Prejudice as a Marvel Illustrated classic is a beautiful take on a classic story.
I’m generally a fan of P.D. James’ crime novels (The Murder Room being one of my favorites), so when I heard she wrote a Pride and Prejudice themed mystery, I was intrigued. I appreciated the short prologue. P.D. James doesn’t linger too long over recanting the events of “Pride and Prejudice,” but gives enough context […]
When it comes to the Bennet sisters of Pride & Prejudice, middle child Mary is often the one left out, the oddball in the family, overshadowed by her sisters. She prefers the company of her pianoforte to any person and doesn’t share in sisterly relationships at the same level as the Jane/Elizabeth and Kitty/Lydia pairings. […]
My love for Jane Austen started with “Pride and Prejudice.” Specifically, it began with the Scholastic Classics edition pictured above, which I ordered from one of those Scholastic Book Club flyers in middle school. I chose it because I knew it was one of those books everyone is meant to read, and I thought the […]
It’s hard to believe a beloved classic could be conveyed in only 12 words, but Jack and Holman Wang have done just that with their Cozy Classics series. These sturdy board books—including titles like “Moby Dick,” “Les Miserables” and “Pride and Prejudice”—feature 12 scenes illustrated with needle-felt characters, each accompanied by a single descriptive word. […]
It’s been over a year since Darcy and Elizabeth’s wedding, and they’re living in a bubble of bliss. But then a snowstorm strands a motley group of travelers at Pemberley, and soon, bodies start falling. In “The Phantom of Pemberley” by Regina Jeffers, a series of accidents and deaths plague the estate, and everyone is […]