Pride and Premeditation
When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet s ...more
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Elizabeth Bennet is the daughter of the owner of Longbourn, while Fitzwilliam Darcy is the lead lawyer for the Pemberly firm. She longs to be an attorney in the crackling good murder case where the firms represent competing sides. If you love the original as much as I do, you can guess that ...more
Pride and Premeditation is such a unique way of retelling Jane Austen's most famous work. Following 17 year old Lizzie Bennett who dreams not of husbandry and courtship like her mother, but of law and crime solving like her barrister father, Pride and Premeditation sees Lizzie step out of her expected role in society to try and solve the murder she's certain Charles Bingley was falsel ...more
In this book, you'll meet the characters we all know but here, Lizzie wants to prove to her dad that she's able to solve a murder mystery in order to be seen as the capable woman that she is. I loved that the author didn't stuck our lovely Lizzie to the limits women faced back in that time. I loved how determined she ...more
So, when I saw this book in NetGalley, I immediately requested a copy.
“Do you purposefully misunderstand everything I say, Miss Bennet?”
“Do you purposefully overlook all inconvenient truths, Mr. Darcy?”
Fetch me my smelling salts immediately!
This look was lovely. It had all the elements of the original and similar lines that transported you back. Lizzy definitely continued to "buck" traditions, walt ...more
I’m PRAYING there will be a new installment because Elizabeth Bennett needs to tackle more cases.
There’s a feminist edge that was much appreciated and the romance and pride/prejudice was there in all its glory.
This was a delightful historical fiction + murder mystery!
I’m all about Pride and Prejudice retellings and also, I love a good murder mystery. Death Comes to Pemberly was one of my first forays into P&P retellings and I read that so long ago. I was so excited to find this title in NetGalley.
Some Things I Liked
Historical inaccuracies. If you read this book, please take the time to read the author’s note. That being said, I loved that Tirzah Price did not let the sexism of the time limit her storytelling. I loved that Lizzie’s father was ...more
This an alternative version of Pride and Prejudice, in which Mr. Bennet is a barrister, and the family live in the Cheapside section of London. His firm is Longbourne & Sons, but of course there are no sons, and the dreadful Mr. Collins, a cousin from Hertfordshire, has been employed as a solicitor for the firm, and named as the heir ...more
Author Tirzah Price has done a great job of reinventing the setting and circumstances of the classic P&P, bringing it new life and intrigue! No longer a country setting, this story takes place in London and our famous houses of Longbourn and Pemberley are now the familial law practices that are run and employed by our traditional cast of characters!
Lizzy Bennet is an aspiring barrister at her fa ...more
I don’t enjoy reading Jane Austen novels, but I LOVE reading Austen retellings.
One thing I loved about Pride and Premeditation is that Price kept the names of the original characters. Most retellings change the character names and the family dynamics, but Price made the story more feminist and gave the characters new roles.
This book was a classic retelling with a murder mystery twist. Elizabeth Bennet doesn’t want to jus ...more
17 year old Lizzie Bennet wants nothing to do with the typical womanly duties and would rather be a solicitor or barrister like her father. Her character is portrayed so perfectly in this retelling. I just love what Price did with Collins, it made me seriously giddy. Darcy was so well done, and of course I pictured him ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed reading PRIDE AND PREMEDITATION, a fast-paced, feminist retelling of the classic PRIDE & PREJUDICE... Tirzah Price's debut definitely includes more murder than Austen's original, but I'd like to think that Austen would be thrilled by the liberties Price has taken to afford Lizzie opportunities re: the law profession. As a result, Price is able to explore nuances in the original story and take them in different directions, as well as create some truly wonderful pl ...more
*Thank you to Edelweiss for the e-arc* ...more
The moment I saw this book was recommended for fans of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy of the book. And after finishing Pride and Premeditation, I couldn’t agree with this declaration more - any Stalking Jack the Ripper fans will surely adore Pride and Premeditation, more so for the writing style and c ...more
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