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Unmarriageable

Author: Soniah Kamal
Publisher: New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2019.
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In this one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, Alys Binat has sworn never to marry?until an encounter with one Mr. Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider. A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but Alys, the second and most practical of the five Binat daughters, has found happiness teaching  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Soniah Kamal
ISBN: 9781524799724 1524799726
OCLC Number: 1058439846
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In this one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, Alys Binat has sworn never to marry?until an encounter with one Mr. Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider. A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but Alys, the second and most practical of the five Binat daughters, has found happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls. Knowing that many of her students won't make it to graduation before dropping out to marry and have children, Alys teaches them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes to inspire the girls to dream of more. When an invitation arrives to the biggest wedding their small town has seen in years, Mrs. Binat, certain that their luck is about to change, excitedly sets to work preparing her daughters to fish for rich, eligible bachelors. On the first night of the festivities, Alys's lovely older sister, Jena, catches the eye of Fahad "Bungles" Bingla, the wildly successful?and single?entrepreneur. But Bungles's friend Valentine Darsee is clearly unimpressed by the Binat family. Alys accidentally overhears his unflattering assessment of her and quickly dismisses him and his snobbish ways. As the days of lavish wedding parties unfold, the Binats wait breathlessly to see if Jena will land a proposal?and Alys begins to realize that Darsee's brusque manner may be hiding a very different man from the one she saw at first glance. Told with a wry wit and colorful prose, Unmarriageable is a charming update on Jane Austen's beloved novel, and an exhilarating exploration of love, marriage, class, and sisterhood.

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Pride and Prejudice translates beautifully to modern-day Pakistan

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published about 2 weeks ago) Very Good Permalink

If you know the story of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice , you know the basic outline of what happens in Unmarriageable . The remarkable thing is how well this 200-year-old story has been adapted to the setting of modern-day Pakistan. Brava, Ms. Kamal!

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