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Flirting with Pride and Prejudice

Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick Lit Masterpiece

Edited by Jennifer Crusie

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is one of the most beloved novels of our time, transcending the literary world to earn a spot on every woman’s nightstand.

Now, Flirting with Pride and Prejudice takes a fresh and humorous look at Austen’s classic tale of looking for Mr. Right, marrying rich and finding true love in the process. 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.

This compilation is an excellent companion for both those new to Jane Austen and well-versed Austen-philes.

Contributors: Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Jo Beverly, Laura Caldwell, Jennifer Coburn, Jennifer Crusie, Michelle Cunnah, Erin Dailey, Jane Espenson, Elisabeth Fairchild, Karen Joy Fowler, Cheryl Hingley, Alesia Holliday, Beth Kendrick, Mercedes Lackey, Teresa Medeiros, Joyce Millman, Jennifer O’Connell, Lani Diane Rich, Laura Resnick, Adam Roberts, Melissa Senate, Shanna Swendson, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Jill Winters, Sarah Zettel


About the Editor

Jennifer Crusie is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include Bet Me, Faking It and Don’t Look Down (with Bob Mayer). She is a frequent contributor to the Smart Pop series, and editor of Flirting with Pride and Prejudice and Totally Charmed. She holds an M.A. in women’s lit and an M.F.A. in fiction. For more information visit

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Publication Details

Title: Flirting with Pride and Prejudice

Subtitle: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick Lit Masterpiece

editor: Jennifer Crusie

Publication Date: August 11, 2005

Publisher: Smart Pop, an imprint of BenBella Books, Inc.

Price: $15.95 US

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 230

ISBN: 9781932100723