Title: Flirting with Pride and Prejudice: Fresh perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece
Author: Jennifer Crusie, Glenn Yeffeth
Publication Date: August 11, 2005
Date Added to List: July 23, 2014
Synopsis: 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 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
Why I Wanted to Read It: I enjoy Jennifer Crusie’s novels and when I find out that an author I like also like Jane Austen it makes me giddy. So when I saw she was the editor of this collection and that some other authors I like also contributed I really wanted to read it!