About The Book

Twenty-four-year-old grad student Lizzie Bennet is saddled by student loan debt and still living at home along her two sisters - beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When she starts recording her reflections on life for her thesis project and posts them on YouTube, she has no idea The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will soon take on a life of their own, becoming an online sensation and turning the Bennet sisters into internet celebrities, seemingly overnight.

When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets — and for Lizzie's viewers. But not everything happens on-screen. Lucky for us, Lizzie has a secret diary.

Written by Bernie Su, the series' executive producer, co-creator, head writer, and director, along with Kate Rorick, the novelist, TV writer, and consulting producer on the series, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet takes readers deep inside Lizzie's world and well beyond the confines of her camera — from the wedding where she first meets William Darcy to the local hangout of Carter's bar, and much more. Providing revealing details about the Bennet household, including Lizzie's growing suspicions about her parents' unstable financial situation and her sister's budding relationship with Bing Lee; her anxieties about life after grad school, the perils of her unexpected fame; and her uncertainty over her future-and whom she wants to share it with.

Featuring plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the web series phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like never before.

Praise for The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

"Offers a fresh take on Pride and Prejudice—without ruining it.... [Lizzie's] voice is reminiscent of the sort of wry sarcasm that made Daria so appealing." Washington Post

"Jane Austen would, like, totally approve." People

"Fantastic.... This book hits all the high points of Austen’s most famous novel in satisfying ways (Darcy’s confession, Lydia’s bad choices), while updating it for the digital age. Though the videos are the catalyst for the novel, readers need not have viewed them to enjoy this story. Fans of the web series and newcomers alike will be satisfied." Publishers Weekly


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