Cover Unveiled for Curtis Sittenfeld’s Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

By Maryann Yin Comment

Eligible Cover (GalleyCat)

The cover has been unveiled for Curtis Sittenfeld’s forthcoming book, Eligible. We’ve embedded the full image for the jacket design above—what do you think?

For this project, Sittenfeld wrote a story retelling Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Penguin Random House will release the book on March 8, 2016. Follow this link to download a free digital copy of Austen’s original novel.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Eligible “features Liz Bennet, a magazine editor, and her older sister Jane, a yoga instructor, who must leave New York City and return home to Cincinnati when their father is met with health problems. The other sisters, Kitty and Lydia (CrossFit fanatics) and Mary (a mysterious recluse busy getting her third online master’s degree) are still at home — and Mrs. Bennet is trying to get all her daughters married before Jane turns 40. Then, there are our bachelors: Chip Bingley, a handsome doctor who just appeared on a TV reality show called Eligible, and his friend Fitzwilliam Darcy, a neurosurgeon who’s decidedly less charming than Chip.”