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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! If you loved the BBC drama you�ll love this!, 26 Feb 2005
This review is from: The Bar Sinister: Pride and Prejudice Continues... (Paperback)
After studying Pride and Prejudice at school I avidly watched the BBC adaptation. This sequel is unashamedly for those who were hooked on the BBC series (Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle striking sparks off each other- need I say more!).
Life after the wedding is revealed (starting with the wedding night) in all it's carnal glory (I'm sure I'm not the only one who wondered what would go on behind closed doors in the Darcy household!). The book is risqué by Austen's standards but its mild compared to modern fiction. It's not the explicitness of the sexual scenes that's intriguing but the fact that Darcy (in all his fastidiousness) and Elizabeth are doing them that's so risqué.
The plot is intriguing and ingeniously written with several tales weaving seamlessly together. But what I loved most about the book was its sheer range: from comically farcical (Mr. Collins thrown from his pony! whilst riding to hounds!) to deeply moving (the drifting apart of the couple after the loss of Elizabeth's baby) all whilst remaining credible with the characters remaining true to form.
Yes, it had a ridiculous amount of typo errors with names spelt wrong and the occasional nonsensical sentence but that can't take away from the sheer brilliance of this book. For any Jane Austin lover you'll just have to purchase the book and see for yourself if it's the best sequel ever or spurious rubbish! But when all's said and done, this book certainly stirs the emotions.
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