The Resource Unmarriageable : a novel, Soniah Kamal

Unmarriageable : a novel, Soniah Kamal

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Unmarriageable : a novel
Title
Unmarriageable
Title remainder
a novel
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Soniah Kamal
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Language
eng
Summary
In this 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 in 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 start having children, Alys teaches them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes to inspire them to dream of more. When an invitation arrives to the biggest wedding their small town has seen in years, Mrs. Binat excitedly sets to work preparing her daughters to fish for eligible--and rich--bachelors, certain that their luck is about to change. On the first night of the festivities, Alys's lovely older sister, Jena, catches the eye of one of the most eligible bachelors. But his 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. But 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
Summary
A retelling of <I>Pride and Prejudice</I>, set in modern-day Pakistan, finds a practical-minded teacher from a family of sisters evaluating her resolve never to marry after encountering a brusque but compelling man during a series of lavish wedding parties
Theme
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10748830
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DLC
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Soniah Kamal
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1775-1817
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Austen, Jane
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True
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  • Young women
  • Sisters
  • Mate selection
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Pakistan
Target audience
adult
Label
Unmarriageable : a novel, Soniah Kamal
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Pride and prejudice in Pakistan"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-338)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781524799717
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Unmarriageable : a novel, Soniah Kamal
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Pride and prejudice in Pakistan"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-338)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781524799717
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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