Top 10 Other Elizabeth Bennet Novels

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Sometimes a character is so universally embraced by the world that he/she/it is allowed to escape their story and find larger worlds to occupy. Jane Austen’s charming, lively and redoubtable character Miss Elizabeth Bennet is one of these characters. Not limited to Regency Fiction, Miss Bennet can be found in everything from graphic novels to murder mysteries, to horror fiction. In fact we have found her in in over 150 novels. We encourage you to explore Fiction Finder to see in what other stories your beloved characters can be found. But for now, here are the Top Ten Other Elizabeth Bennet Novels found in WorldCat.

  1. Death Comes to Pemberley
    by P.D. James
    It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth's sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy's sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball. But now, Pemberley is thrown into chaos after Elizabeth Bennet's disgraced sister Lydia arrives and announces that her husband Wickham has been murdered.
  2. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
    by Seth Grahame-Smith
    As a mysterious plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising from the dead, Elizabeth Bennet is determined to destroy the evil menace, but becomes distracted by the arrival of the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.
  3. Longbourn
    by Jo Baker
    A novel whose principal characters are the servants in Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice; Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants' hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.
  4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dawn of the Dreadfuls
    by Steve Hockensmith
    When a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry and corpses suddenly spring from the soft earth, only one person can stop them. As the bodies pile up, Elizabeth Bennet evolves from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead in this prequel to "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
  5. Pride and Prescience, or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged
    by Carrie Bebris
    Just after their wedding, the newlywed hero and heroine of Pride and Prejudice become involved in a bizarre mystery involving wedding guest Caroline Bingley, who has become engaged to wed a wealthy, charismatic American.
  6. North by Northanger, or, The Shades of Pemberley
    by Carrie Bebris
    Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy find their situation compromised by challenges to the family fortune, the arrival of Darcy's imperial-minded aunt, and the discovery of a family heirloom that holds the key to a secret conspiracy.
  7. Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife
    by Linda Berdoll
    This sexy, epic, hilarious, poignant and romantic sequel to Pride and Prejudice goes far beyond being a Jane Austen sequel. Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy-beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring and outspoken-a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines. And every woman will fall madly in love with Mr. Darcy-tall, dark and handsome, a nobleman and a heart-throb whose virility is matched only by his utter devotion to his wife. Their passion is consuming and idyllic through a sweeping tale of adventure and misadventure, human folly and numerous mysteries of parentage.
  8. Suspense and Sensibility, or, First Impressions, Revisited
    by Carrie Bebris
    Newlyweds Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy take on the responsibility of shepherding her sister Kitty through the London season, but Elizabeth's hopes that she has found a perfect match for Kitty are dashed when seemingly upstanding Harry Dashwood begins behaving in a totally mystifying and unacceptable manner.
  9. Presumption
    by Julia Barrett
    A sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice centers on Georgiana Darcy and her interest in both a naval officer and an architect.
  10. Mr. Darcy's Daughters
    by Elizabeth Aston
    "Picking up twenty years after Pride and Prejudice left off, Mr. Darcy's Daughters begins in the year 1818. Elizabeth and Darcy have gone to Constantinople, giving us an opportunity to get to know their five daughters, who have left the sheltered surroundings of Pemberley for a few months in London. While the eldest, Letitia, frets and the youngest, Alethea, practices her music, twins Georgina and Belle flirt and frolic their way through parties and balls and Camilla—levelheaded and independent—discovers what joys and sorrows the city has to offer an intelligent young woman. Readers will delight in the return of such beloved Austen creations as Elizabeth's old nemesis Caroline Bingley (now Lady Warren), the ever-reliable Gardiners and wayward Aunt Lydia."—Publisher description.

How the list was compiled

This list was generated by searching WorldCat Fiction Finder's Character index for "Elizabeth Bennet" and ranking the results based on the 10 titles that are most widely held by OCLC member libraries. Fiction Finder is a fiction subset of WorldCat the world's largest and most comprehensive catalog of library resources from around the world, with more than 314 million bibliographic records that represent more than 2 billion items held by participating libraries, including books, movies, music, e-books, licensed databases, online periodicals, digital collections and more. Because of its scale, WorldCat can be used to represent a large part of the scholarly and cultural record.

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