Author: Laura Wood
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Released: January 6, 2021
I don’t know about you guys, but I am an absolute sucker for retellings. Fractured fairytales, modern retellings of classics, you name it. So when I spotted Pride and Prejudice: A Retelling, written by Laura Wood, I just knew I had to give it a chance.
However, I should clarify something I learned very quickly when reading Pride and Prejudice: A Retelling is more of an abridged tale than a retelling. So that makes the title here a little bit misleading.
Essentially, this is very much the original version of Pride and Prejudice; it is just significantly shorter than the original. Now, I have ZERO problems with this premise. I think abridged classics are a more approachable way of getting people to read them. I just wish that this novel hadn’t been marketed as a retelling, as that is what caught my attention in the first place.
I do think there is an audience for Pride and Prejudice: A Retelling, and I want to be very clear on this fact. This novel would be perfect for anybody that wants to read this beloved classic (my personal favorite) but doesn’t necessarily have the time to invest in the full novel.
Thanks to Barrington Stoke Ltd and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.