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Winner of a bronze IPPY Award 2011.
“… the last man in the world I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”
When Elizabeth Bennet left Fitzwilliam Darcy with those words, she was a sheltered, naïve girl who had never felt the sting of real poverty. What if her circumstances were more precarious? Would she still express herself using those harsh words? What if she were the victim of a raging storm of worldwide economic hardship that touched virtually everyone? How would the consequences of that hardship aff ect the other beloved characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice? If Elizabeth thought she was running out of options, what would happen then?
1932 is a twist on Jane Austen’s classic tale. Elizabeth Bennet has always led a pampered existence as the daughter of a university professor in the Midwest until the safety of her world dissolves around her due to unforeseen adversity. Amidst the ensuing upheaval, what — and who — might she discover as she rebuilds a life for herself and her family in the sleepy, backwater town of Meryton?