Isabella Biedenharn

See the cover for Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld's Pride and Prejudice retelling -- exclusive

When Curtis Sittenfeld signed on to write a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, we were thrilled. And fortunately so was Sittenfeld: When editors from The Austen Project reached out with the idea, pairing “authors of global significance with Jane Austen’s six complete works,” Sittenfeld was hooked immediately.

“It just sounded like so much fun,” Sittenfeld tells EW. “I’ve loved Pride and Prejudice since I first read it as a sixteen-year-old, and it was a joy to immerse myself in its world of clever repartee, wise social insights, and swoony romance.”

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