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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single guinea pig in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
It is a truth personally acknowledged by Mrs. Bennet that all five of her furry daughters--Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia--are in need of husbands.
To her mother's grave disappointment, Elizabeth Bennet is headstrong and won't take just anyone, especially not the haughty Mr. Darcy.* Elizabeth blames the arrogant gentleman for steering Mr. Bingley, one of the rare men in possession of a good fortune, away from her older sister Jane. But when boy-crazy Kitty and Lydia fall in with the wrong crowd, it is Darcy who saves the day--and the Bennet family honor--and wins Elizabeth's tiny, rapidly beating rodent heart.
This delightful retelling of Pride and Prejudice is illustrated throughout with full color photos of the finest guinea pig actors working today. Costumers familiar with the elegant curves of the guinea pig form have tailored lush period looks. And of course, it is the love between guinea pigs that can best illustrate the depth of feeling between Jane Austen's Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.
*The guinea pig playing Darcy struggled with looking supercilious, though rest assured, when carrots were removed from the elegant sets, the actor was able to still his nose long enough to look down it, and once he donned his summer-weight waistcoat, he made a fine and dashing Darcy.
Jane Austen was born in 1775 and went on to become one of the greatest novelists of English literature. Her work includes such perennial favorites as Pride & Prejudice, Persuasion and Emma, and has been adapted for radio, television and film.
Tess Gammell was born in 1987 and when she is not sewing miniature bonnets or welding tiny lamp posts, she works as a freelance set designer on a variety of scales, including fashion, film, events and window displays. She lives in London.
Alex Goodwin was born in 1985 and when he is not hacking the work of a certain famous English novelist into guinea-pig-friendly chunks, he writes his own fiction (which he hopes one day might receive the same treatment). He lives in London.