The Audio Book Club

The Audio Book Is Eligible

Slate critics discuss Curtis Sittenfeld’s contemporary update of Pride and Prejudice.

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Slate critics Emily Bazelon, Katy Waldman, and Jessica Winter discuss Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld’s contemporary update to Pride and Prejudice. How does the modern Elizabeth Bennet compare to the original? What’s going on with Mary? How deliciously hateable is the Wickham character? Does the love story pack enough wry wit and blowsy romance?

Next month, the Audio Book Club will dig into All the Single Ladies, by Rebecca Traister. Read the book and stay tuned for our discussion in July! 

Visit our Audio Book Club archive page for a complete list of the more than 75 books we’ve discussed over the years. Or you can listen to any of our previous club meetings through our iTunes feed.

See all the pieces in this month’s Slate Book Review.

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