I also adore the dynamic between Caroline and Darcy, where they're queer bffs who tease each other. This book is great, I need more books like this in my life. While I know that for many it would have been true as it is for many still today that they lived in secrecy, with fear of being publicly exposed and thus outcast and possibly worse, like I just didn't want to have to encounter that over and over in what was otherwise a fun improvement of a favorite novel.
A queering of Pride and Prejudice -how delightful! I loved this book and thought Kate Christie did a great job making just enough changes that the same-sex attractions seem realistic. Her additions fitted well with Austen's original style. The new Mr Bennett was particularly funny. A great read, if you like the classics but heterosexual romance isn't your cup of tea! Jun 08, Miriasha Borsykowsky rated it it was amazing Shelves: queer , queer-ever-after. The text is mostly the original but with the wonderful edits of many characters being of a certain "persuasion.
It's a wonderful concept and makes me lament copyright laws that this can't be done to modern books as well, at least not yet. Dec 19, Ty rated it really liked it. I was torn about giving this 3 or 4 stars.
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I will say that my ultimately landing on 4 stars had more to do with my love of Austen's original work than this retelling. As much as I enjoy the idea of a queer version of this work, this certainly had some flaws. Still, this was an enjoyable read, and quite faithful to the world we've learned about from Jane Austen.
Jan 08, Denise rated it did not like it. Just move some sentences around and changed the he for her, nothing new nothing more. Very boring if you are expecting a different plot. Jul 05, Sofia rated it it was amazing. Everything I ever needed. Jan 05, Victoria Melita rated it really liked it. I remember being very apprehensive about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, thinking the idea was absolutely ludicrous and nobody would want to read something like that.
But guess what. I wanted to read something exactly like that, it seems, because I bought the book for EUR3 in Ireland a few years back and read it through rather quickly. Eventually, I realized that if there was a book like this, there must be other version of it. Suffice to say, I am not disappointed in either purchase. It proceeds to answer that question very beautifully. In this version of the story, Elizabeth is not interested in men at all, and her and Charlotte have been in a relationship for the better part of two years.
Jane, who knows of this relationship, is still in love with Bingley, who is thankfully straight, but who was forced to move from his original home in London because of disgrace brought upon him by his youngest sister, Caroline, who was in a relationship with a married woman gasp! Throughout the novel, Elizabeth tries to figure out why Darcy intrigues her so much, Charlotte tries to convince Elizabeth that they can never be happy, and Caroline just falls in love with Elizabeth in the most bumblingly adorable way.
Well, Lydia does, but she always does in any version of this story, really.
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Jul 12, Lauren rated it really liked it Shelves: lgbt. I thoroughly enjoyed this recreation of Pride and Prejudice. Everyone in this story gets a happy ending, just like they do in Austen's original, and it is delightful to see beloved characters enjoy a love so beautiful. The character marriages are still very much the same, though one in particular is a marriage to provide the opportunity for outside happiness, rather than inheren I thoroughly enjoyed this recreation of Pride and Prejudice.
The character marriages are still very much the same, though one in particular is a marriage to provide the opportunity for outside happiness, rather than inherent happiness. And if you really just want to know who ends up with whom: Elizabeth and Caroline, romantically Elizabeth and Darcy, legally Darcy and Remy, romantically Caroline and Remy, legally And they all live happily at Pemberley, just swapping spouses. Oct 21, Dyslexic Bookmonster rated it liked it Shelves: lgbtqia , classics , retellings.
I am one of many who has nothing but good words for Pride and Prejudice. However, whilst I read it for the first time several years ago I couldn't help but wonder about a queer version of the story.
And to my delight, I stumbled upon this retelling a week ago! Finally, I got to reading it. And am pleased with the story. The roles are somewhat revised, there is creativity put in some dialogue and there is closure given at the end of the story. Unfortunately, I am not as gripped by Miss Bingley' I am one of many who has nothing but good words for Pride and Prejudice.
And, frankly put, I missed the 'I love you most ardently' moment. When both affirmed their love for one another it was brought in a manner that didn't spur any deep emotions in me. It was lacking. Despite this, I still give the story three stars, because I love that there is such a retelling as this, and I can't help but fall in love with the characters all over again.
Jul 03, Kylee Ehmann rated it it was amazing Shelves: romance , lgbtq-reads , playing-with-the-classics , jane-austen.
This book so specifically called to my interests that I struggle to believe Christie did not write it exclusively for me. It is exactly what it says in the title. It is Pride and Prejudice, but it is gay.
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Like, I cannot emphasize enough the extent to which that this book is exactly Pride and Prejudice, but now it is gay. Elizabeth is gay, This book so specifically called to my interests that I struggle to believe Christie did not write it exclusively for me. Elizabeth is gay, Caroline Bingley is gay, Darcy is gay, Mr. Bennet is gay, Charlotte is probs bi.
Most of the Darcy-Elizabeth interactions have been shifted to Elizabeth and Caroline and it worked for me. Darcy is gay, has his own French love interest, and he and Caroline are the finest example of mlm and wlw solidarity the Regency has to offer.
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It's so much fun. Aug 09, Marie UK rated it it was ok Shelves: reading-challenge , src-summer , four-wheels-on-my-wagon. This would get 3 stars - only because i love pride and prejudice- but it is done so badly that i cannot bring myself to rate it that highly.
I am not sure what the author is trying to achieve but in my opinion she has not authored this book at all. Elizabeth Bennet, Caroline Lucas, Caroline Bingley, Darcy and even Wickham turn into L This would get 3 stars - only because i love pride and prejudice- but it is done so badly that i cannot bring myself to rate it that highly. In all honesty I cannot understand why it would be accepted by publishers.
I shall have to go into a darkened room and lie down whilst sighing heavily and see if can get into the spirit of the book Apr 01, Lou rated it it was ok. This was DNF for me. I had quite high hopes for this and was delighted at the prospect of one of my favourite stories getting a lesbian spin, but unfortunately there was nothing new and exciting about it. This became a story I already knew, and so there was nothing new or exciting about it. I was hoping for an original spin on it; alas not. Aug 28, Adam Windsor rated it liked it Shelves: , romance-queer.
That approach won't work for all readers, of course and I admit to generally preferring a more complete re-write myself , but I can see why Ms Christie chose that approach here, given that the historical setting of the book is such an important part of the narrative and the origina "What if Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy were both gay?
That approach won't work for all readers, of course and I admit to generally preferring a more complete re-write myself , but I can see why Ms Christie chose that approach here, given that the historical setting of the book is such an important part of the narrative and the original text so strong.
Apr 26, Lamar Latrell rated it liked it Shelves: gay , lesbian. It was a serviceable re-rendering of the story.