[RECOMMANDATIONS] 5 réécritures de Jane Austen

Titre : Unmarriageable de Soniah Kamal

Résumé : A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but Alys, the second and most practical of the five Binat daughters, has found happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls. Knowing that many of her students won’t make it to graduation before dropping out to marry and have children, Alys teaches them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes to inspire the girls to dream of more.

When an invitation arrives to the biggest wedding their small town has seen in years, Mrs. Binat, certain that their luck is about to change, excitedly sets to work preparing her daughters to fish for rich, eligible bachelors. On the first night of the festivities, Alys’s lovely older sister, Jena, catches the eye of Fahad “Bungles” Bingla, the wildly successful—and single—entrepreneur. But Bungles’s friend Valentine Darsee is clearly unimpressed by the Binat family. Alys accidentally overhears his unflattering assessment of her and quickly dismisses him and his snobbish ways. As the days of lavish wedding parties unfold, the Binats wait breathlessly to see if Jena will land a proposal—and Alys begins to realize that Darsee’s brusque manner may be hiding a very different man from the one she saw at first glance

Radar à diversité : pp pakistanaise + #ownvoices

Pourquoi le lire ? Une réécriture de Pride & Prejudice qui se passe de nos jours au Pakistan. L’autrice garde l’essentiel du livre de Jane Austen et ajoute une touche de culture pakistanaise et ça marche !

Titre : Ayesha at Last de Uzma Jalaluddin

Résumé : AYESHA SHAMSI has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn’t want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental. She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and dresses like he belongs in the seventh century.

When a surprise engagement between Khalid and Hafsa is announced, Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and his family; and the truth she realizes about herself. But Khalid is also wrestling with what he believes and what he wants. And he just can’t get this beautiful, outspoken woman out of his mind.

Radar à diversité : pp musulmane + #ownvoices

Pourquoi le lire ? Une autre réécriture de Pride & Prejudice qui se déroule cette fois au Canada dans une communauté musulmane. Avec des personnages attachants, il ne faut pas passer à côté de ce livre !

Titre : Pride de Ibi Zoboi

Résumé : Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.

When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.

But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.

Radar à diversité : pp haitienne et dominicaine, pp noire + #ownvoices

Pourquoi le lire ? Plus qu’une simple romance, ce roman se passe à Brooklyn et parler de nombreux sujets notamment sur les classes sociales.

Titre : Gay Pride and Prejudice de Kate Christie

Résumé : For the Bennet sisters, life in quiet Hertfordshire County is about to change. Netherfield Hall has just been let to a single man of large fortune. But while it is true that such a man is generally considered to be in want of a wife, it is equally true that not all men desire female companionship, just as not every woman dreams of being married.

Radar à diversité : pp lesbienne + #ownvoices

Pourquoi le lire ? Et si Elizabeth Benneth préférait la compagnie de Caroline à celle de Mr. Darcy ? L’homosexualité au XVIIIème siècle est le thème majeur du roman, on y découvre aussi les difficultés.

Titre : A Certain Persuasion de Julie Bozza et un collectif d’auteurices

Résumé : Thirteen stories from eleven authors, exploring the world of Jane Austen and celebrating her influence on ours.

Being cousins-by-marriage doesn’t deter William Elliot from pursuing Richard Musgrove in Lyme; nor does it prevent Elinor Dashwood falling in love with Ada Ferrars. Surprises are in store for Emma Woodhouse while visiting Harriet Smith; for William Price mentoring a seaman on board the Thrush; and for Adam Otelian befriending his children’s governess, Miss Hay. Margaret Dashwood seeks an alternative to the happy marriages chosen by her sisters; and Susan Price ponders just such a possibility with Mrs Lynd. One Fitzwilliam Darcy is plagued by constant reports of convictions for ‘unnatural’ crimes; while another must work out how to secure the Pemberley inheritance for her family.

Meanwhile, a modern-day Darcy meets the enigmatic Lint on the edge of Pemberley Cliff; while another struggles to live up to wearing Colin Firth’s breeches on a celebrity dance show. Cooper is confronted by his lost love at a book club meeting in Melbourne while reading Persuasion; and Ashley finds more than he’d bargained for at the Jane Austen museum in Bath.

Radar à diversité : personnages LGBTQ+

Pourquoi le lire ? Une anthologie queer de treize histoires modernes inspirées du travail de Jane Austen. Qui ne voudrait pas lire ça ?

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