Tag: Jane Austen

Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

I have a list of recent Austen adaptations I want to read, like Ayesha at Last, Unmarriageable, and Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors.  I’d seen great reviews of Pride by Idi Zoboi and was happy to find the audiobook narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo.  I thought her reading was terrific and I really appreciated Zoboi’s fresh look at…

Review: There’s Something About Darcy by Gabrielle Malcolm

Gabrielle Malcolm has written a book about a topic that will appeal to many readers: what is it about Mr. Darcy?  More specifically, why does the love story between Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy resonate with so many people, over so many years? Malcolm begins with the impact of Colin Firth in a wet, white…

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

It’s hard for me to say I didn’t like a Jane Austen novel.   It would be easier to say, in a very nonjudgmental way, it just “wasn’t my favorite Austen.” Austen only wrote six novels after all.  Where would English literature be without Pride and Prejudice or Emma?  How many writers has Austen inspired over…