Updatings of jane
But as with Austen's original, the course of true love does not run smooth, until it does.There's an awful lot to love about this Lizzy - she's sparky, loyal, sexually assertive - but then, as the authors below reveal, there always was.It's a modern reworking of the great Jane Austen novel Pride And Prejudice by one of America's most entertaining writers Curtis Sittenfeld and had been recommended to me by my incredibly fussy literary editor in January, and by thousands of my online friends.They live in New York - Jane is teaching yoga, Lizzy works as a magazine feature writer.Mc Cullough is best known as the author of the steamy 1977 saga "The Thorn Birds," which was made into a highly successful miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain as a conflicted Roman Catholic priest.She seems an unlikely player in the build-your-own Jane Austen stakes.(The younger sisters, Kitty and Lydia, are weight and diet obsessed, while Mary, the middle one, is doing a master's degree in psychology.)It's Lizzy who still captures the reader's imagination.Less beautiful than Jane, but more intelligent and resourceful, she's still the woman's woman, who won't put up with men who fall short of her expectations.
The new book Eligible is something I've been looking forward to for months.
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose social commentary and masterly use of both free indirect speech and irony eventually made her one of the most influential and honoured novelists in English literature.