Have you always wanted to actually BE Elizabeth Bennet? – sitting at the pianoforte [playing just passably] with Mr. Darcy staring at you from across the room? or having the gumption to turn down his first marriage proposal, despite those £10,000? or how about putting your mother-in-law in the shoes of Lady Catherine? or your snobbiest acquaintance in those of Miss Bingley?
Well, you can! and like in P&P and Zombies, where it seems that just about anyone can take Austen’s text and fiddle with it at will, bending it to their own means, now you can have the complete book but with the main characters names changed to those of your own choosing, all bound up nicely in a paperback edition that you can send out to all your friends, and all this for only $22.99!
Here is the list of “Characters to Customize” ~
- Elizabeth Bennet smart, strong woman, not afraid to state her opinion
- Jane Bennet beautiful, timid, and beloved by her sister, Elizabeth
- Charles Bingley friendly, handsome, rich, young aristocrat, and good friend of F. Darcy
- Fitzwilliam Darcy wealthy, reserved, and intelligent friend of Charles Bingley, brother of Georgiana, and nephew of Lady Catherine
- George Wickham attractive, suave, self-interested soldier
- Lydia Bennet immature, outgoing younger sister of Jane and Elizabeth
- Catherine Bennet follower of her older sister Lydia in action and personality
- Mary Bennet dry, pedantic, and socially awkward Bennet sister
- Georgiana Darcy sweet, kind, and perhaps naive sister to F. Darcy
- Catherine de Bourgh archetypical dowager, aunt to Georgiana and F. Darcy, stern, opinionated and used to getting her way
- Caroline Bingley snooty sister of Charles Bingley
For more information visit MyCustomNovel.com, where you can add in your own dedication, choose your own covers and turn your best friend into Jane Bennet…
There are also several other titles for making personalized copies, classics all:
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Anne of Green Gables
- Alice in Wonderland
- Black Beauty
- The Call of the Wild
- A Christmas Carol
- Peter Pan
- Treasure Island
[Sorry, “Deb in Wonderland” just doesn’t cut it…] – but I do know a few people I could substitute for Scrooge…
What character(s) name would you choose to edit as someone you know and why?
[Posted by Deb]
I’ve known a few men in my day who could easily be Peter Pan.
Oh how fun is that! ha ha Thanks for sharing!