Barrington Stoke: Pride and Prejudice
Updated: Jan 7
Laura Wood captures the romance, wit and drama of the original in an adaptation that's quick and clear to read. This retelling is perfect for readers who love romance but might struggle with regency era language. It could also offer a great way into the original text. I can also imagine this appealing to adult readers who enjoys the TV and film adaptations, beyond Barrington Stoke's usual child and teen audience.
Some of the dialogue and wittiest lines remain the same, but there's also a more modern insight into internalised emotions and character's motives (which makes the story easier to follow). However, it never feels like a summary of the story, and nothing seems rushed or glossed over. A perfect, pocket-sized period retelling.