Pride and Prejudice: A Cinderella Retelling

Today I’m guest-posting over at Stella’s Ex Libris site. Look: she even has a graphic:

Gee, I wish I had the time and talent to make things like that!

Anyway, for my topic, I playfully slotted the major characters in Pride and Prejudice into their Cinderella equivalents. At least as I see ’em. Here’s a taste:

Cinderella – Of course Cinderalla is Lizzy. Or Elizabeth Bennett. A no-brainer.

The Prince – um … Wickham? Just kidding. It’s a no-brainer again. The name is Fitzwilliam Darcy. A name that is exciting even to write.

The Wicked Stepmother – Mrs Bennett. I bet you thought I’d say Lady Catherine de Bourgh, did you? No, it’s Mrs Bennett. How is she wicked? Well, she’s awfully cruel to poor Mary, simply because she had the misfortune of being born plain. And Mrs Bennett’s one purpose in life is to get all her daughters married off—and happily is optional. She pressured poor Lizzy to accept Mr Collins, and only backed off when …

Read the rest at Stella’s Ex Libris site! There’s a giveaway too. I’ll be by after 5 PM EST to join the conversation.

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