“Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice” is written by Curtis Sittenfeld. The genre of ‘Eligible’ is Fiction.
Curtis has also written Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, and Sisterland. Her novels are translated into twenty-five languages and she is the best selling author of all her novels.
‘Eligible’ is a remake of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ from the modern point of view. The whole story remained the same just only the changes had done according to the modern era.
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is a neuro surgeon. His sister Jane is a yoga instructor and live in New York City. Liz is a writer for a women’s magazine and she is in her late thirties. Mr. Chip Bingley is also a doctor and friend of Dr. Darcy. He participated on a reality show “Bachlor”. Caroline, Bingley’s sister is his promoter and agent. The whole story is set in Cinncinnati.
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When the health of their father was alarming them, they all went back to their home town Cinncinnati to help their father. When they reached there, they found that the lounge Tudor, where they spent their lives and grew up was rotting and the whole family was in a mess and confusion.
Everyone in that house was busy in its own. Their youngest sisters were very exhausted in their Crossfit Workouts. Paleo, he was dieting to get jobs. The middle sister, Mary, was doing her master’s through online program and she hardly came out of her room. Mary only went out for Tuesday mysterious nightouts and never discussed with anyone about her these outings. Mrs. Bennet had a mission to marry her daughters, specially Jane’s marriage as she was approaching forty.
When Dr. Chip Bingley, joined in Cinncinnati as a doctor and on one barbecue dinner, he met Jane and showed interest in her. Chip’s Friend Darcy showed his interesting Liz. and she was not impressed by him.
The them of the story is timeless and well written according to the modern time. The remake of Pride and Prejudice keep the readers engaged till end. It is really a fun read as it is full of humor, emotions and love.