Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (Book Analysis)
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (Book Analysis)
Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide
This practical and insightful reading guide offers a complete summary and analysis of Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding. It provides a thorough exploration of the novel’s plot, characters and main themes, including social conventions, relationships and addiction. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time.
This clear and detailed 31-page reading guide is structured as follows:
- Biography of Helen Fielding
- Presentation of Bridget Jones’s Diary
- Summary of Bridget Jones’s Diary
- Character study
- Bridget Jones
- Mrs Pamela Jones
- Mr Colin Jones
- Daniel Cleaver
- Mark Darcy
- The “Urban Singleton Family” (The Edge of Reason)
- Analysis of Bridget Jones’s Diary
- Women’s writing
- The private diary form
- A critical reflection on society
- A series in the vein of the works of Jane Austen
About Bridget Jones’s Diary
The first instalment of Bridget Jones’s Diary was published in 1996. It tells the story of Bridget Jones, an awkward, thirtysomething singleton living in London who craves love. With a generous sprinkling of humor, Fielding describes Bridget’s problems with her weight, career, love life and over-indulgence in alcohol and cigarettes.
Bridget Jones’s Diary was a phenomenal success when it was first published, particularly the first two installments, which were adapted for cinema in the beginning of the 21st century. A third film called Bridget Jones’ Baby was released in 2016. Bridget Jones’s Diary won the 1998 British Book of the Year and was judged one of the ten novels which best defined the 20th century by The Guardian.
About Helen Fielding
Helen Fielding is an English writer who was born in Morley in 1958. Before she released her first book, Cause Celeb, she worked as a journalist for several major British newspapers, including The Independent, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph. She became internationally famous when she released Bridget Jones’s Diary.