- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Second Growth Books (March 23, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0985367709
- ISBN-13: 978-0985367701
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,425,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gay Pride and Prejudice
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"In some ways I wish I weren't familiar with the original so I could have this gay version ingrained in my head instead. Gay Pride and Prejudice has a clever and satisfying conclusion, and I found it a thoroughly enjoyable twist on a favourite book of mine. In fact when I feel the need to re-read Pride and Prejudice again, I might just read Kate's version." - When Sally Met Sally
"It's clear that Christie worked to keep as much of Austen's original language and while this edition does require a bit more exposition, the prose still retains Austen's sparkling lightness. Christie also does a wonderful job of letting the reader in on the joke while still giving them plenty to wonder about. Gay Pride and Prejudice is great fun to read and I've already told all my friends to read it twice." - The Lesbrary blog
About the Author
Kate Christie, a longtime Jane Austen fan, admits to being weary of the compulsive heteronormativity of the classics. After reading an article describing the literary mashup phenomenon surrounding Austen and others, Christie decided to try her hand at queering the canon, starting with Austen's mother of all romance novels. The author of three previous traditionally published novels, Christie lives with her wife and daughter near Seattle. For excerpts and book trailers for all of her novels, or to find out more about her background in women's history and English literature, visit www.katejchristie.com.
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I loved the way Caroline and Elizabeth's courtship played out--very clever ending! I enjoyed how realistic this story was with respect to the fact that the terms we use to describe being "gay" today would not appear in this time period.
I cannot give this book 5 stars because there were a few scenes where I felt the length the dialogue was unnecessary. Not sure if this was Christie's doing or Austen's, but forgive me if I do not want to hear so much about Mr Wickham! ( I may be a bit biased in this because he is my least favorite character in any adaptation).
Other than that, I felt this to be a very organic adaptation of P&P that stanced out on its own.
Anyone who loves Jane Austen's classic and lesbian historical fiction will find this book a must and one to surely add to the "re-read" shelf. I can hope that Kate Christie continues to write more lesbian historical fiction in this vein under her own indie imprint. I would be ready to read more. I wish more lesbian historical fiction were written in this manner and content.