Mr. Bingley (the young man in question)
Is the object of much introspection
With the Bennet girls prowling
Soon, perhaps, he’ll be howling
To be locked up — for his own protection.
(from Pride and Prejudice, Retold in Limericks)
Quick summary: Pride and Prejudice, Retold in Limericks is exactly that. Each chapter is one limerick.
Why I wanted to read it: I was curious whether Pride and Prejudice and limericks could work together. And I like to say Séamus O’Leprechaun. And I like to read delightfully silly things from time to time.
What I liked: This retelling of Pride and Prejudice is unique, humorous, and so short that I finished it in about 10 minutes.
What I disliked: There really isn’t anything to dislike. It’s obviously not a great work of literature, but it’s not meant to be. If anything, I was surprised by how many times it made me laugh.
Final thoughts: Pride and Prejudice, Retold in Limericks came in handy recently when I couldn’t sleep. It was enjoyable without requiring me to think, and it was a nice way to relax. I can’t help but think Jane Austen herself would find this retelling amusing.
Disclosure: Pride and Prejudice, Retold in Limericks is from my personal library.
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