List of Pride & Prejudice Fan Fiction Tropes

Here’s a long list of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice fan fiction tropes, such as the classic enemies-to-lovers, or a forced marriage.

I thought I’d share a master list of Pride & Prejudice fan fiction (variations) tropes.

Most historical/regency romance novels have a lot of the same tropes: a forced/arranged marriage, or enemies-to-lovers, or a second chance marriage.

But did you know there are tropes that are specific to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice variations?

For example, both of my currently published variations (which are A Look Behind the Mask and The Sins of Their Fathers) fall into the trope of having a nice Mr. Collins.

My current WIP (work in progress) “When Summer Never Came” is under the trope where Elizabeth and Darcy are friends; Darcy apologizes immediately for his insult at the Meryton Assembly.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different P&P fan fics out there – which means this unique category has its own set of tropes!

Some readers refuse to finish one of my books because they don’t like the pairing of two of the characters (shhhh, no spoilers!). And that’s fine! I have some tropes that I don’t enjoy reading as well (which I’ve included in the list because others like them).

I also don’t enjoy any books that are sexually explicit – even in marriage – but I know that isn’t the most popular opinion. I try my best to keep the ones I write clean.

I decided to make a list of the most common tropes for Pride & Prejudice variations. Many books I’ve read actually have more than one trope!

If any sound interesting to you, you can see them on Amazon here. Many of them are free to read with Kindle Unlimited! And any that are linked mean I wrote a blog post with a list of my favorites.

Which ones are your favorite to read? Did I miss any on this list?

Feel free to comment below and let me know what you’d like to see a story about!


  1. Forced or arranged marriage.
    Fantasy/ supernatural
    Lizzy accepts Darcy’s 1st proposal
    Jane or Mrs Bennet aren’t nice

    1. Besides the situations of Forced marriage (due to compromise), when both are kidnapped are my favorite stories because to save themselves Darcy and Elizabeth need to join forces and work together and both are not only stubborn but intelligent and also need to be creative.

      PS: I dislike exactly the same topics as you.

  2. Hello Tiffany,
    I like those books where Mr. Bennet leaves his library and takes charge of his family’s shortcomings in time before desaster really strikes (I think I have read at least three of those). Also, I like it very much when he and his wife reconcile in the end – with or without producing a male heir – , though this is of course not a trope which would carry a whole book / story (or would it?). In general I love it when the whole book is going continually into a better direction and is not presenting the “solution” only in the last chapter.
    Kind regards,

  3. I would enjoy reading more stories where Charlotte does not marry Mr. Collins but someone else instead. I also like it when Jane has the good sense to not accept Bingley when he tries for a second chance – he does not deserve her! I’m tired of Wickham ruining Lydia. I’d rather she “learn her lesson” another way. I generally do not like the forced marriage trope where Elizabeth is forced to marry Darcy. Those stories tend to have too much angst for me…too many misunderstandings and misinterpretations, too much said or unsaid, too many pages and chapters until they have their HEA…very frustrating to read IMHO (in my humble opinion).

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