Before the arrival in Cincinnati, everyone knew that Chip Bingley was looking for a wife. Two years before, Chip graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School.
Descent of the Pennsylvania Bingleys, who is in the 20th century had made their fortune in plumbing fixtures, apparently with some unwillingness, appeared on the juggernaut reality television show Eligible.
Over the course of 8 weeks in the fall of 2011, 25 single women lived together in a mansion in Rancho Cucamonga which is located in California and vied for Chip’s heart.
In the final episode, with only two women remaining Kara, a wide-eyed, blond 23-year-old former college cheerleader turned second-grade teacher from Jackson, Mississippi, and Marcy, a duplicitous yet alluring brunette 28-year-old dental hygienist from Morristown, New Jersey, Chip wept profusely and declined to propose marriage to either.
Curtis Sittenfeld, Chapter 1. Eligible
The truth is universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, who is in want of a wife.
The feelings for such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered the rightful property of someone or the other of their daughters.
The Austen Project
The Austen Project was announced as one of the flagship ventures of HarperCollins. The Borough Press launched the project venture in January 2014.
It would pair writers with their favourite Jane Austen titles, and 6 modern-day reworkings would result.
Purists might have frowned upon this. But a whole bunch of Jane Austen lovers were caught up in a lot of excitement. After all, the writers chosen were well-loved.
Louisa Joyner, who is the editorial director of Harper Fiction ventures located in the UK. He was conceived for the project in a series of “Serious Conversations” with Austen’s works.
The First Three
Joanna Trollope’s Sensibility and Val McDermid’s Northanger Abbey were both published in 2014, and the readers were underwhelmed by the “Serious conversations” part in the series.
Alexander McCall Smith’s Emma (2015) was not exactly a roaring success either, what with Emma’s father hogging a whole chunk of the book, though McCall Smith’s signature charm was comforting to plenty.
But Janeites were waiting for the new Pride and Prejudice, the most popular and the most perfect of the Austen novels.
The Heroes – (Hot) Doctors
It is 2013. 200 and odd years after the original Charles Bingley moved to Netherfield Park and set the hearts of the ladies of Longbourn, Chip Bingley, of the Pennsylvania plumbing moguls, moves to Cincinnati after a somewhat distinguished career in brand name institutions and reality television.