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Polite Society

Narrated by: Deepti Gupta
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
4 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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"So funny, smart, sophisticated, and captivating, you just want to spend your whole life with it." (Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians)

In this modern reimagining of Jane Austen's Emma, Delhi's polite society is often anything but polite.

Beautiful, clever, and more than a little bored, Ania Khurana has Delhi wrapped around her finger. Having successfully found love for her spinster aunt, she sets her sights on Dimple: her newest, sweetest, and most helpless friend.

But when her aunt's handsome nephew arrives from America, the social tides in Delhi begin to shift. Surrounded by old money and new; relentless currents of gossip; and an unforgettable cast of socialites, journalists, gurus, and heirs, Ania discovers that her good intentions are no match for the whims and intrigues of Delhi's high society - or for her own complicated feelings toward her cherished childhood friend, Dev.

Pairing razor-sharp observation and social comedy with moments of true tenderness, this delicious whirl through the mansions of India's dazzling elite celebrates that there's no one route to perfect happiness.

©2019 Mahesh Rao (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Is it possible to marry a book? Because Polite Society is so funny, smart, sophisticated, and captivating, you just want to spend your whole life with it. It was love at first sight from the very first page and I never wanted it to end.” (Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians)

“With biting wit, this send-up of high society deflates social strata while bringing tenderness and romance to its comedy of manners.” (Esquire)

“Clever, rich-in-insight, and with a discomfiting wit and impeccable prose, Polite Society uncovers some of the best blessings of Austen. Dear reader, this book is delicious!” (Jade Chang, author of The Wangs vs. the World)

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