Flirting with Pride and Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece

Flirting with Pride and Prejudice Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick Lit Masterpiece One of fiction s most well loved novels this th century classic continues to capture the hearts of contemporary readers with its notions of marriage dating and romance Leading authors in the area
  • Title: Flirting with Pride and Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece
  • Author: Jennifer Crusie Glenn Yeffeth
  • ISBN: 9781932100723
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Flirting with Pride and Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece
    One of fiction s most well loved novels, this 19th century classic continues to capture the hearts of contemporary readers with its notions of marriage, dating, and romance Leading authors in the area of women s literature and romance contribute to this fresh collection of essays on everything from Lydia s scandalous marriage to George Wickham to the female dominated BennOne of fiction s most well loved novels, this 19th century classic continues to capture the hearts of contemporary readers with its notions of marriage, dating, and romance Leading authors in the area of women s literature and romance contribute to this fresh collection of essays on everything from Lydia s scandalous marriage to George Wickham to the female dominated Bennett household and the emphasis placed on courtship and marriage Contributors include Jo Beverly, Alesia Holliday, Mercedes Lackey, Joyce Millman, and Jill Winters This compilation is an excellent companion for both those new to Jane Austen and well versed Austen philes.
    Flirting with Pride and Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece By Jennifer Crusie Glenn Yeffeth,

    Flirting With Pride And Prejudice Fresh Flirting with Pride Prejudice is both pleasing and disappointing Some of the essays are quite entertaining and some offer unusual insight that make interesting reading I found myself laughing out loud while reading a couple of them A few of them are a dead bore and as I read them I kept wondering why they were included in the collection. Flirting with Pride and Prejudice Fresh Perspectives on Flirting with Pride and Prejudice is a collection of essays and fan fiction from modern authors of women s literature and romance I found some of the essays quite Flirting with Pride and Prejudice Fresh Perspectives on Aug , Flirting with Pride and Prejudice Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick Lit Masterpiece by Jennifer Crusie, Paperback Barnes Noble One of fiction s most well loved novels, this th century classic continues to capture the hearts of Flirting with Pride and Prejudice Fresh Perspectives on Jane Austens Pride Prejudice is one of the most beloved novels of our time, transcending the literary world to earn a spot on every womans nightstand Now, Flirting with Pride and Prejudice takes Flirting with Pride Prejudice Fresh book by Jennifer Aug , The subtly packaged Flirting With Pride and Prejudice Benbella, . is a far better choice for serious readers in need of a diversion Editor Jennifer Crusie neatly sums up this witty collection by describing it as a series of dates with Jane Austen. Flirting with Pride Prejudice Open Library Apr , Flirting with Pride Prejudice Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick Lit Masterpiece Smart Pop series by Jennifer Crusie edition First published in Flirting with Pride Prejudice Open Library Flirting with Pride Prejudice Introduction Jennifer Flirting with Pride Prejudice Introduction When the good people at BenBella Books asked me to guest edit Flirting with Pride and Prejudice, I jumped at it Then I thought, Why did I do that It wasn t because the book s a classic they could have offered me Flirting with Bleak House, and I would have claimed a previous deadline. Flirting with Pride and Prejudice Jennifer Crusie Flirting with Pride and Prejudice One of fiction s most well loved novels, this th century classic continues to capture the hearts of contemporary readers with its notions of marriage, dating, and romance Leading authors in the area of women s literature and romance contribute to this fresh collection of essays on everything from Lydia s scandalous marriage to George Wickham to the Flirting with Pride prejudice electronic resource Flirting with Pride prejudice electronic resource fresh perspectives on the original chick lit masterpiece Item Preview Flirting Tips for Socially Awkward Gay Bi Guys Gay Pride Getting Rid of Bradley

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  • Jennifer Crusie Glenn Yeffeth

    Jenny Crusie is the NYT bestselling author of twenty some novels and lots of other stuff Her latest novel, Maybe This Time, hit shelves in August, 2010.Jenny lives on the Ohio River where she often stares at the ceiling and counts her blessings.

  • 162 Comments

  • Can we please stop calling Austen s work Chick Lit It s degrading to one of the world s greatest authors, as is the whole concept of taking stories about women and love and giving them pink covers with martini glasses, high heels and sparkling skyscrapers Seriously Please Can we stop now That said, I had a fun time with most of the essays in this book Some are swings and misses, but lots of them are good takes on P P, and add new levels to the ideas floating around about our girl Jane One in par [...]


  • This marks the first and hopefully only time I have used the words Pride and Prejudice and disappointment in the same sentence.Everything started off well enough when I first opened Flirting with Pride and Prejudice The first few essays are entertaining, if not elucidating I learned a little about how PP reflects modern relationships, and how self professed chick lit writers see their work in the grand scheme of things It is perhaps telling about me than about the quality of the collection that [...]


  • An interesting object lesson in what happens when you don t really put any restrictions on an anthology Variations in quality and relevance were so wild, there was almost a whole separate level of experience there WHAT will happen NEXT Highlights the conversation between the critic and the reader especially recommended for those who want to know why I bailed out of grad school but don t want to get me riled up by asking me about it the surprisingly insightful analysis of Mary a well developed ex [...]


  • As any book compiled from varying authors, you love some essays, hate some and the rest you don t really care about one way or the other Sometimes it is fun to see another person s perspective on a well loved subject, and sometimes their viewpoint is seemingly incomprehensible to you My favorite essay is Any Way You Slice It by Elisabeth Fairchild It focuses on the theme of the novel.The Original Chick Lit Masterpiece by Shanna Swendson has interesting insights into the similarities between my f [...]


  • I was pretty disappointed by the collection Crusie s intro is the best part Most of the articles were superficial and unoriginal I couldn t believe how many of the authors actually stated that they hadn t previously read Austen and didn t review any previous scholarship on her book Maybe the idea was that this would lead to fresher perspectives, but insead it resulted in feebler versions of ideas that had already been expressed at greater length.


  • I m having the same problem reading this as I am with the Buffy book from the Smart Pop series writers who try too hard to be clever I m than willing to read what you have to say about a book or T.V show that we both love, but just write an essay and trust that I ll be interested I don t want to read your thoughts as a song, or an imagined conversation between 2 different imaginary people I ended up skipping or skimming through than half of the pieces.


  • I read as much of this as I am going to, it does not stick with the style of Austen and I have a difficult time enjoying something like this It is a series of small vignettes, written by different people, with little or no character development or plot development Each little story is an after story told from one person s perspective Some of the stories I did enjoy but over all it was not my cup of tea.


  • What a load of nonsense this anthology was With the exception of maybe Karen Joy Fowler s, the essays if you can call them such compiled here were as vapid and ill thought as anything Lydia Bennett could write Several authors even admitted within their contributions to not ever having read Jane Austen before being asked to write about her While this is of a reflection on the editor and publisher, the defect showed in the book s utter lack of insight, true humor, or freshness.


  • I remember feeling shocked the first time I heard someone refer to Jane Austen as chick lit Here, several different authors proudly take on the label and run with it in a variety of ways essays, commentary, fan fiction, etc An entertaining look at the many ways Austen still resonates with modern audiences.


  • This really is probably closer to a 3.5 star review, but I ll give it the benefit of the doubt and spot it a half star this time, because I only really hated two of the essays, and mildly disliked a handful of others and even most of those had their interesting or thought provoking qualities The worst of the essays focus on Darcy or rather, focus on drooling all over Darcy or worse, his incarnations in one or other of the film adaptations without ever actually analyzing his character much at all [...]


  • This was a fun look at different perspectives for Pride and Prejudice From a stronger look at Georgiana or Mary to essays to rewriting scenes with cell phones added, this book has as many varieties of writing as different ways to look as this classic book.


  • G K Chesterton Jane Austen was born before those bonds which we are told protected women from the truth were burst by the Brontes or elaborately untied by George Eliot Jane Austen may have been protected from truth but it was precious little of truth that was protected from her It s a collection of essays and several short stories that explore various points and themes from PP The popular writers and academics who wrote these pieces all agree that Austen remains relevant but, of course, with so [...]


  • Despite the title reference to Pride and Prejudice as shudder chick lit this collection of essays covers different aspects of the novel and its influences One of my favorite essays, by Lawrence Watt Evans, tries to determine when the story was set by vague clues in the text and describes the world outside of Austen s carefully constructed universe Another essay explains the historical importance of marriage and inheritance in reference to Regency society, a subject I thought I knew quite a bit a [...]


  • What a fun book to read It s a collection of essays and articles written by a variety of people who had been asked by the book s editor to write something anything about Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice So there were some semi serious pieces that discussed the various characters, commented on the manners and conventions of the time, analyzed the theme and plot elements, etc There were also some delightful pieces that looked at the similarities between the Bennet sisters and young women who are [...]


  • On the complete opposite end of things like Jane Austen s Cults and Cultures, we have Flirting with Pride and Prejudice, a collection of essays about, well, Pride and Prejudice It s very accessible, but the problem is that it s, um Not particularly quality controlled The essays are divided into rough sections along the line of Jane as Universal Social Commentator these are all pretty thoughtful , Jane and History also pretty good , Jane and Academe contains one of my favorite essays, the dialogu [...]


  • I was disappointed with this book This was my second book from the Smart Pop series, which contains various essays from a wide range of people who are offering smart criticism of a subject The subjects are mostly popular culture, such as TV shows or movies I had also read a book discussing the Narnia series by Smart Pop, which I thought was better than this compilation I think that the quality of work was often slap dash Many essays focused on the chick lit angle, but without any real discerning [...]


  • I was disappointed in this collection there seemed to be no middle ground between overly academic and frankly, boring essays, and the ones that didn t do much than point out that every woman in the world thinks Colin Firth is hot Yeah, I know Yeah, I m the oddball who liked McFadyen better Adam Robert s Jane Austen and the Masturbating Critic was the most frustrating and simultaneously content light , but Lani Diane Rich s squealing teenage girl esque diary My Firth Love was the most unredeemab [...]


  • Being a fan of Pride Prejudice, I found this book to be highly entertaining It kept me laughing and opened my mind to things I hadn t originally thought about The essays included are such a fine assortment, rather like a box of chocolates in that you can find at least ONE essay to like Multiple times, I would be sitting in a class and begin laughing which came with a return of blank stares directed at me I really enjoyed this book and I believe it has enhanced my experience with Pride Prejudice. [...]


  • I enjoyed this book While I am not usually a big fan of literary take offs on this book, I enjoyed a few that were included in this book I enjoyed the Elemental Masters story, as well as the story on Georgina, Darcy s younger sister I never thought of Lizzie as mercenary I always thought she changed her mind because of love she finally realizes Darcy is a good man and she loves him A few essays hinted that her turning point came when she visited Darcy s estate and realized how rich he was A disa [...]


  • Flirting with Pride and Prejudice is a collection of essays and fan fiction from modern authors of women s literature and romance I found some of the essays quite entertaining, while others offered an unusual insight There were however, than a few selections I admittedly skimmed.Overall, a diverting read if a bit uneven.


  • I really, really loved this compilation of essays, short stories and a quiz all about my beloved favorite book ever,Pride and Prejudice If you are a die hard PP fan like me, you ll love the essays that cover topics as varied as the theme of PP, gold diggers, envy, and a very interesting comparison of PP to Fiddler on the Roof I laughed out loud at the Reality Show version of PP and the diary entry of a Colin Firth fan I loved reading the untold stories of Mary, Charlotte, and Georgianna A must r [...]


  • A collection of essays and handful of short stories from chick lit and modern literary authors assesses the classic Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice It s a fun light hearted criticism of the book, addressing it from a modern perspective, even going so far as to imagine what it might be like if Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters had to deal with cell phones or if the book was actually a reality TV show Some of the essays are better than others, but most of them were easy reads with enough I ha [...]


  • Many of these works essays, stories, diary entries, and of course the quiz are very interesting, especially ones that I can relate to, or ones that I find helpful in understanding Jane Austen Toward the end, a lot of them are quite funny in fact I found myself laughing out loud and toward the beginning, quite a few argued very good, valid points about the book I really enjoyed reading this book it opened me to many new perspectives of Pride and Prejudice that I otherwise wouldn t have thought ab [...]


  • A fun, sometimes irreverent, and indulgent read kind of like that extra scoopful on MMs on your otherwise healthy vanilla bean fro yo For Janeites, it s a trip to read modernized versions of Jane s work there is a PP spinoff reality show hosted by Ryan Seacrest where Ty the gorgeous handyman of the Pennington clan waxes eloquent about his master Darcy Bachelorette meets Masterpiece Theatre or what if s about lesser developed characters like Mary Bennet, Charlotte Lucas, and the like.


  • It s edited by Jennifer Crusie, but the 24 short pieces are by a variety of authors It s a mix of essays and short stories in response to Price and Prejudice I suppose the short stories qualify as fanfic, as they take the characters from the novel Some of the stories are set in the world of PP, and others transport the characters to modern time Crusie is a smart, funny writer, so it s no surprise that she s put together a smart, funny collection I ll never look at Mary Bennet the same way again. [...]


  • A collection of essays and some short fiction based on inspired by Pride and Prejudice.I was happy to find that, though I picked this up randomly at the library, there s a piece by Shanna Swendson in here It was better than I thought it would be, as a whole I originally picked it up, without glancing at than the title, thinking that it d be about courtship in Regency England P


  • I am starting to love these anthological real word commentaries, because they re basically like short stories in the nonfiction section you get exposed to many styles and authors, and you re not missing out on any plot points if you decide to skip a few.Favorites My Firth Love, Lani Diane Rich Georgiana, Jane Espenson Elizabethon the Roof, Jennifer Coburn


  • I enjoyed at least 1 2 of these essays of Pride and Prejudice enough to take the authors names down so I could look up their books to give them a shot I am always looking for new to me authors Some perspectives I agreed with, some were funny, some I disagreed with and some were just plain boring Thus it was just like any other book of this sort Not a quick read as it took some time to digest.


  • Light, and funny in places, there s a lot in here for someone who s obsessed with Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr Darcy There s one entry set up like a diary by a married mother of young children who finds herself with a school girl crush on Mr Darcy It s fun to read if you spend way too much time on Austen than you really should, and you need to know there s other poor sould out there just like you.


  • This was a bit of a disappointment I expected light essays but didn t realize that almost half the book would be fictional take offs which varied from fun to rather stupid I still enjoyed many of the very brief essays and it is a good kind of book to pick up here and there for a few minutes reading at a time I don t regret reading it though I do regret paying full price All in all, it was ok.


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