It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a reader who loves a book must be in constant search of something that retells their favorite story. Lizzy and Darcy have become the epitome of the perfect-mind-blowing enemies-to-lovers trope. Decades later, they are still fresh, relevant, and loved by readers and movie lovers alike. And why shouldn’t they? It has enemies to lovers, big families, complicated drama, fools who believe they are in love when they are just eager to find a wife, and guys who aren’t afraid to confess they were being rude or wrong.
Jane Austen wrote the book years ago, and it’s sad that we are yet to meet a man like Darcy. It’s undoubtedly the best classic, but words always fail us when discussing the book. Fortunately, some writers can write so much about them that they end up writing books similar to our favorites! So we have compiled a list of books that are P&P retellings and some classics that you could read after reading P&P.
Pride, Prejudice And Other Flavours
Rajes, an immigrant Indian family descended from royalty, have built their lives in San Francisco. But they haven’t achieved their power without working hard and living on rules. Their non-negotiable rules have only three simple things: never trust an outsider, never do anything to jeopardize your brother’s political aspirations, and ever defy your family. But Dr. Trisha Raje, San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon, has broken all those rules. She will have to make sure she doesn’t repeat her mistakes to redeem herself. DJ Caine, the up-and-coming chef, needs the lucrative job the Rajes offer. When their paths cross, clashes happen, but maybe love is just around the corner too.
Pride And Papercuts
Laney Bennet hates Liam Darcy, and he doesn’t think much of her too. From the moment they meet, he lays his fault-seeking eyes on her, determined to oppose her. He shoots down all her ideas, and every olive branch she offers is set on fire. She returns his hatred passionately, not letting him win. But, if he shows more than his hatred, Laney might lose and end up falling right into his arms.
Prom & Prejudice
The girls at Longbourn Academy are obsessed with prom, except for Lizzie Bennet, a girl who attends the prestigious academy on a scholarship. She is least interested in dresses and shoes like other rich girls, but her best friend, Jane, might be. She is excited about her friend’s burgeoning romance with Charles, but his friend Will Darcy, a snobby and pretentious man, annoys her. They both don’t like each other, but they are still drawn to each other.
Pride And Premeditation
Lizzie Bennet, a sixteen-year-old girl, hears about a scandalous society murder. She sees an opportunity to prove herself by solving the case. But, the man accused of the crime has a lawyer on his side; Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the heir to the prestigious Pemberley Associates law firm. Lizzie is determined to prove that women can be as good as men. A killer on the loose, an incredible team, will they solve the case or become victims themselves?
Jane was orphaned as a child and has felt like an outcast her whole life. She arrives at Thornfield Hall, hired by Edward Rochester to care for Adele’s ward. He’s proud and brooding, but she finds herself falling for him hard. A terrifying secret is hidden in Thornfield Hall, and Rochester is hiding something from her. Will she be left heartbroken and exiled once again, or has she found where she belongs to?
A naïve young woman who remains unnamed in the book marries a wealthy widower. When she moves into his place, she discovers that the house and the man are both haunted by his dead wife, Rebecca’s memory. She feels like everybody is constantly comparing her to Rebecca. As she slowly learns the truth about the man and his dead wife, things begin to make sense for her.
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are four sisters raised by their loving mother, Marmee, during the American Civil War. It tells the stories of these sisters as they grow up, find love and find their own place in the world.