Laney and Elizabeth in Contrast and in Contact: A Comparative Analysis of Pride and Papercuts and Pride and Prejudice
Gallart Roig, Marta
Rodriguez Bonet, Diana
Universitat de Lleida, Facultat de Lletres
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The present Bachelor’s dissertation compares the main storyline of two novels: Staci Hart’s Pride and Papercuts (2020) and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813). Pride and Prejudice is at the top of Jane Austen’s reading list and, over time, the novel has reaped enormous success, to such an extent that today it has thousands of screen and literary adaptations. Among them, there is one of Staci Hart’s most recent novels, Pride and Papercuts, which may be framed as a Chick Lit text. Therefore, by comparing both novels through a Chick Lit lens, this project identifies which elements of the modern retelling remain loyal to the original novel in order to form a contemporary version of the classic. Moreover, it also explores how Chick Lit’s characteristics are presented in Hart’s rewriting to ultimately conclude whether Pride and Papercuts can be considered as the new novel of manners.
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