Sarah Day and Claire McGowan retell Pride and Prejudice for the modern-day social media world: Elizabeth Bennet has politely declined your friend request and asks that you do not slide into her DMs again.
Elizabeth Bennet has politely declined your friend request and asks that you do not slide into her DMs again.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, will probably be verified on social media. The characters of Pride and Prejudice are navigating the same struggles on unfamiliar channels - social media channels, to be precise.
When authors Claire McGowan and Sarah Day imagined how 'Pride and Prejudice on Social Media' might look, retelling the story through mocked-up social media posts, their post instantly went viral. Have you ever wondered what Austen's most famous couple might be like if it played out online? Well, here is the story in full . . .
Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy . . .
Sarah Day lives in London, where she works as a science communicator at the Geological Society. She has written columns for a variety of publications, including the Guardian and The Vagenda. After graduating with a Masters in the History and Philosophy of Science from Durham University, she studied Science Communication at Imperial College London. Mussolini's Island is her first novel.