Pride and Prometheus (Hardcover)

Pride and Prometheus Cover Image
$27.99
In Stock
Northshire Manchester
1 on hand, as of Oct 15 8:45am
(Science Fiction & Fantasy)
Northshire Saratoga
1 on hand, as of Oct 15 8:45am
(Science Fiction & Fantasy)

Description


“Dark and gripping and tense and beautiful.” —Karen Joy Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club and Pulitzer Prize finalist for We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves

Pride and Prejudice meets Frankenstein as Mary Bennet falls for the enigmatic Victor Frankenstein and befriends his monstrous Creature in this clever fusion of two popular classics.

Threatened with destruction unless he fashions a wife for his Creature, Victor Frankenstein travels to England where he meets Mary and Kitty Bennet, the remaining unmarried sisters of the Bennet family from Pride and Prejudice. As Mary and Victor become increasingly attracted to each other, the Creature looks on impatiently, waiting for his bride. But where will Victor find a female body from which to create the monster’s mate?

Meanwhile, the awkward Mary hopes that Victor will save her from approaching spinsterhood while wondering what dark secret he is keeping from her.

Pride and Prometheus fuses the gothic horror of Mary Shelley with the Regency romance of Jane Austen in an exciting novel that combines two age-old stories in a fresh and startling way.

About the Author


John Kessel lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, novelist Therese Anne Fowler. He is a professor and the director of creative writing at North Carolina State University. He is the author of The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories, Corrupting Dr. Nice, The Moon and the Other, and Pride and Prometheus.

Praise For…


“As a book-loving girl myself, I’ve worried for years over the treatment and fate of Lizzy Bennet’s sister Mary in Pride and Prejudice.  Finally!  Along comes John Kessel to give her this splendid book of her own, her own quick mind and her own stout heart.  Mary’s adventure occurs in just that place where Austen meets Shelley and, in the end, more will be required of her than of any Austen heroine before her.  Dark and gripping and tense and beautiful."
— Karen Joy Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club and Pulitzer prize finalist for We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves

"Pride and Prometheus is not just a single joke repeated for 200 pages, as 2009’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was. It’s a carefully thought-out crossover that shines with affection for both its sources, one that never goes for the cheap joke when it can go for the gut punch."

“The shifting viewpoints between Mary, Victor and the tragically conflicted creature help make this a nuanced novel of character.”

"For readers who enjoy new takes on classic stories—and don’t mind a few gothic elements thrown into the mix—this novel offers a surprisingly nuanced interpretation of characters readers may have nearly ­forgotten."

"A nicely elaborated dance of viewpoints, of sensibilities, of ironies, and of genre conventions and tropes."

"Kessel sets his readers’ expectations and then twists them as far as he can go—and then just a little bit further."


Product Details
ISBN: 9781481481472
ISBN-10: 1481481479
Publisher: Saga Press
Publication Date: February 13th, 2018
Pages: 384
Language: English
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Sun-Thu 10am-7pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Sun-Thu 10am-7pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs