Review: Pride and Prejudice: A Retelling by Laura Wood

Author: Laura Wood
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Released: January 6, 2021
Received: NetGalley

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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.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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