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Pride and Prometheus
Pride and Prometheus | John Kessel
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Dark and gripping and tense and beautiful. Karen Joy Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club and Pulitzer Prize finalist for We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves Pride and Prejudice meets Frankenstein as Mary Bennet falls for the enigmatic Victor Frankenstein and befriends his monstrous Creature in this clever fusion of two popular classics. Threatened with destruction unless he fashions a wife for his Creature, Victor Frankenstein travels to England where he meets Mary and Kitty Bennet, the remaining unmarried sisters of the Bennet family from Pride and Prejudice. As Mary and Victor become increasingly attracted to each other, the Creature looks on impatiently, waiting for his bride. But where will Victor find a female body from which to create the monsters mate? Meanwhile, the awkward Mary hopes that Victor will save her from approaching spinsterhood while wondering what dark secret he is keeping from her. Pride and Prometheus fuses the gothic horror of Mary Shelley with the Regency romance of Jane Austen in an exciting novel that combines two age-old stories in a fresh and startling way.
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OriginalCyn620
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@Susanita thanks for the tag! #litsylearn
1. I have 2 brothers. I collect Funko POPS. I have 4 tattoos. 🤔
2. I‘ll just say it...I hated The Goldfinch! 😠
3. I met the author of the tagged book, which is a mashup of Pride & Prejudice and Frankenstein, two of my faves. He also teaches at my alma mater, though I didn‘t have him as a teacher when I was there. 😊
4. I guess too cold...that way, I can pile on layers and bury myself under blankets! 🥶

Judybskt I‘m guessing you don‘t have 4 tattoos? 3w
Alora Hello!! Thank you for playing! 💙💙 3w
Alora I‘m going to guess the lie is that you have 4 tattoos?! 3w
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Crazeedi I hated goldfinch too! That's the book I put for number 2!! 3w
OriginalCyn620 @alora @Judybskt Nope! I do have 4 tattoos! The lie is that I have 2 brothers. I‘m actually an only child. 3w
MallenNC It‘s not fair for me to guess on that first one! 3w
Alora Ohhh me too! 😊 3w
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC Clearly, this was rhetorical for you. You know all my sh!t! 🤣 3w
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mariaku21
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This was such a good mix of two classics with a twist.
I enjoyed how Kessel was able to keep the characteristics of both novels intact while creating something of his own story within.

#readharder #popsugarchallenge

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OriginalCyn620
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Perhaps there was no Lord. Perhaps he had started the world and gone away, leaving human beings to make what they would of it.

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OriginalCyn620
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The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
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Jediash1
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LOVED this. A retelling of Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice mixed with Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein. It‘s not gimmicky at all, and I found it to be a darkly beautiful, tragic and thought-provoking book. Totally transformed how I thought of Mary Bennet. Loved the nuanced characters.

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Legxleg
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This Mary is kind of breaking my heart 😢. Also, monstrous eh?

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Legxleg
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Some things never change, even if Frankenstein and his monster come to town 😂🤧

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cewilf
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Has anyone read this? It sounds intriguing!

DivineDiana Not yet, and it does! 1y
readordierachel I have a copy but haven't cracked it yet. SO curious. 1y
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brittanythebookdragon
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I really enjoyed this blending of Pride and Prejudice and Frankenstein. I really liked Mary, I liked the Creature...Victor is a giant asshole.

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EllanaRose
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Had a great time at the #LondonMeetUp and here are the two books my mother bought herself. She rarely reads!

Mitch So glad to meet your mum - and she was inspired to get into books! With Frankenstein merged with Pride & Prejudice what could go wrong! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. 2y
EllanaRose @Mitch - I had such a great time! And you too, enjoy your new books! 2y
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Bookrarian
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I go to bookclub and people give me new books. It‘s kinda great. I am very much looking forward to reading these, particularly Pride and Prometheus, which is Pride & Prejudice meets Dr. Frankenstein.

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lycomayflower
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Gots a long weekend to myself coming up, and I hope to read, read, read. This is my completely absurd pile of planned reads. A couple of these are probably one-sitting reads, but my ambition *definitely* outstrips my time (and my ability to sit still) here. If I knock out two or three, I'll be delighted.

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Jenabrownwrites
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An amazing blend of Frankenstein and Pride & Prejudice. Quirky and fun, but impressively maintains the heart and soul of the two classics. Highly recommend! Full review on my blog, link in my bio 🤓📖🤓 #prideandprometheus #johnkessel #prideandprejudice #frankenstein #quirkyclassics #bookblog #bookreview #bookstagram

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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I read that this was a thing that was happening and knew I needed to share it with the good people of Litsy, especially @CrowCAH

A love story about Lizzie‘s sister Mary Bennett and Victor von Frankenstein! Somehow I don‘t see a happy ending in the cards here...

freyaheart That looks interesting. 2y
CrowCAH Oh wow @TobeyTheScavengerMonk this looks tempting enough to add to the TBR! I love both stories and Mary never gets enough attention, so it will be interesting to see how the author incorporates both stories! (Though I try not to read too many retellings, since they often don‘t live up to the original, but they are fun!) (edited) 2y
readordierachel I am so intrigued by this. I preordered it b/c I couldn't help myself. 2y
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Kammbia1 He was on the Coode St Podcast recently talking about this novel. Also, that a lot of sci if writers read Jane Austen as their non-genre writer of choice. Good interview. Here is the link: https://jonathanstrahan.podbean.com/e/episode-322-theodora-goss-john-kessel-and-... (edited) 2y
sprainedbrain This sounds fascinating... stacked! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @shareyourghost Check this out! Two great tastes that taste great together! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Thanks @Kammbia1 I‘ll check it out! 2y
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