This is an excerpt from Mallory Ortberg's new book Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters which is available on Nov. 4.
Below are imagined text conversations between Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Bennet and their mother, three of the central characters from Pride and Prejudice. If you've ever wondered what Lizzie and Jane's lives would have been like if their overbearing mother could reach them 24/7 to discuss their dwindling marriage prospects, look no further than Ortberg's wonderfully playful book. The only thing missing? Bridal emojis.
Elizabeth Bennet and Mrs. Bennet:
Jane Bennet and Mrs. Bennet:
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