Bridget Jones's Diary : A Novel Paperback – 1999
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There are many similarities between Bridget Jones's Diary and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. In both stories, the heroine is attracted to a charming rogue and repelled by his haughty former friend (whose name happens to be Darcy in both cases.) In both stories, the rogue wins her sympathy by telling her about all the rotten things his ex-friend did to him. But both heroines later discover that you can't believe everything you hear - and Darcy turns out to be the real charmer. With all these parallels, it isn't hard to determine that Helen Fielding is an Austen admirer, and that all of these similarities to Pride and Prejudice are intentional.
This book is witty and hilarious, from Bridget's list of New Years Resolutions on page 1 to her summary of the year on page 271. Furthermore, each of the characters is incredibly believable (especially Bridget), which makes it very easy for the reader to relate to this book.
Congratulations -- you're Bridget Jones. I suspect most single women are -- except for those who are always completely confident, model-thin and intellectually dazzling. (I don't know those women. Do you?)
Told in diary form, this hilarious (and quick-reading) book tells a "Pride and Prejudice"-like story of love and mishaps. Bridget works in a go-nowhere publishing job. She's madly in lust with office scoundrel Daniel and despises Mark Darcy, the divorced lawyer her mother keeps trying to set her up with.
Along the way, Bridget drinks and smokes too much, finds a new job that may or may not be better than her old one, helps her parents patch up their own problems, and watches her weight fluctuate wildly. In short: It's just like real life.
Bridget Jones’s Diary has paved the way for many romantic comedies and TV series (Sex and the City anyone?), and I am really grateful for the laughs and tears it has brought on.
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Most recent customer reviews
This book is hilarious, I enjoyed from the First page. The best part of the book is right at the end.Published 3 months ago
Everything was great, except the book itself is really silly. I couldn't read anything past the first couple of pages as it's written in a diary format, which I did not like.Published 11 months ago by wild
"Bridget Jones's Diary" comes at you like a torrent of fresh air. I guarantee you will fall in love with the heroine who graduates from one hilarious situation to the next... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michael Bridger
Loved this story, I think most adult women can relate to Bridget on some level. I really liked how she connected to the reader by sharing her thoughts. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2014 by Maddie
I absolutely love the movies so i thought I'd give the book a try and i wasn't disappointed. You will love this book if you love the movie. Read morePublished on March 1 2011 by J. Carlick
This delightful book, written in diary form, follows a hectic and very funny year in the life of Ms Bridget Jones, 30-something English Singleton. Read morePublished on June 15 2006 by Kona
Having previously been a literature snob (nothing written in the last 50 years please) I was delighted to discover Bridget. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2005 by Nicole E. Langley
A must read for every woman!!!!! This book tells the truth about what every woman goes through during long periods of being single. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2005 by Chelsea Hammond