Review of Being Elizabeth Bennet

Emma Campbell Webster

It’s a intriguing and clever book, kind of a take on the Choose your own adventures that were aimed at children. Campbell Webster has clearly a strong grasp on the majority of Austen’s characters, including the main male characters from all six of her finished novels, as choices that Elizabeth could possibly end up with.

It’s a lot of fun, and includes the option of earning various points, for Elizabeth’s characteristics (Both positive and negative). There’s a chance of Elizabeth ending up with Henry Crawford for example.

I spent quite a few hours, working my way through the various choices, and reversing when my decisions had Elizabeth dying early, or otherwise not having the happy ending I wanted for her.

It’s a fun and involving way to play with Austen’s characters, and manipulate the endings. Well worth having a go at.

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