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Letters from Pemberley (Pride & Prejudice Continues) Paperback – 1 Aug 2007
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"Very charming... in the mood and style of Jane Austen." -- Patricia Latkin, Jane Austen Books
"[A] pleasant and believable story... The plot was convincing and there is nothing jarringly 20th century about the style. An enjoyable read." -- Susannah Fullerton, President, The Jane Austen Society of Australia
"[D]elightful... it is great fun. Well done, Jane Dawkins." -- Susan Watkins, author, Jane Austen in Style
Letters from Pemberley is better than most of the sequels... a pleasant and believable story." -- Susannah Fullerton, President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
?And of this place, ? thought she, ?I might have been mistress!?
In this continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one of the best-loved novels in the English language, Elizabeth Bennet, now Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy and mistress of Pemberley, finds herself living a very different life of wealth and privilege. Writing to her sister, Jane, she confides her uncertainty and anxieties, and describes the every-day of her new life. Her first year at Pemberley is sometimes bewildering but Lizzy's spirited sense of humour and satirical eye never desert her.
Incorporating Jane Austen's own words and characters from her other works (who appear here with different names, either associated with Austen's life, borrowed from another of her novels, or a word-play on their original name), Jane Dawkins pieces together a literary patchwork quilt to tell the story of Lizzy's first eventful year as Mrs. Darcy. The result is an entertaining and satisfying tale that will surely delight Jane Austen fans everywhere.
?[D]elightful?it is great fun. Well done, Jane Dawkins!?
-Susan Watkins, author, Jane Austen: In Style
?[A] pleasant and believable story...an enjoyable read.?
-Susannah Fullerton, President, The Jane Austen Society of Australia
?Very charming?in the mood and style of Jane Austen.?
-Patricia Latkin, Jane Austen Books
Top Customer Reviews
If you start the book with this assumption, I can tell you, you may instantly feel deceived. For when I read the first two letters of the book, I was bored, I felt nothing really happens, and the author was just repeating and worning out what was in the original storyline from the novel. At one point, I even felt I was tricked into buying the book.
It was not until I read Jane Dawkins' introduction at the beginning of the book that I started to appreciate this book. I realised what she was trying to achieve was a small 'patchwork' of writings that enhanced the original 'frock' (Pride & Prejudice), and she was not aiming to embark on a 'sequel' as it will be 'a brand new frock' altogether. With this new prospective in mind, I read on and found the book much more enjoyable and felt that Dawkins have fulfilled fully what she intended to do.
The book is split into a series of short but detailed letters, which is very handy, this makes it a very light, leisurely and pleasing read. Good for less mature readers as well as regular readers. Rather than being a 'sequel', it is like a collection of additional little extras, which makes the original book more appreciable.
Throughout the book, Dawkins had made a great effort to use Jane Austen's language. Her attempts were very successful, and sometimes created the illusion that this book had actually come from Austen's own pen.
She also stayed true to each of the original characters' natures and personalities. Elizabeth, as always, was sparking with immense intelligence and liveliness.Read more ›
Letters from Pemberley adds more than a few wonderful moments from that charming time!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have read several "sequels" to Pride and prejudice which were truly dreadful, but this is excellent, very much is the Austen style and great fun working out the... Read morePublished on 30 Jan. 2014 by Barbara Adair
I knew that nothing could be like Austen, but I expected something far better . Never mind what the author states: I didn't liked the use of the language, I didn't like the other... Read morePublished on 21 July 2012 by Tatiana
I really enjoyed reading Elizabeth's letters to her beloved Jane in this volume. It was also fun to spot all the 'Austenian' characters and phrases borrowed by the author in this... Read morePublished on 6 July 2012 by Maxxe
I really enjoyed catching up with my favourite characters. I loved this book, and thought the author captures Lizzy's personality perfectly!Published on 12 Dec. 2011 by A. Coleman
This is a great follow-up to Pride & Prejudice. It is the letters that Elizabeth wrote to Jane after they married and shows all their joy, insecurities and the dramas that they... Read morePublished on 20 Jan. 2011 by Ms. N. J. Parker
This book was very enjoyable, I love jane austen's pride and prejudice, This book is a great read and I'd always wanted to know what would of happened to the characters I had... Read morePublished on 22 Jun. 2009 by Claire Louise Ashton
Letters from Pemberley is a beautiful series of letters from the newly-wed Mrs Elizabeth Darcy to her beloved sister Mrs Jane Bingley, focusing on Elizabeth's first year of... Read morePublished on 11 May 2009 by Kindle Customer
This is a delightful modern take on the incomparable Jane Austen's Pride & Predjudice. It deals with the year after Lizzzie became Mrs Darcy and has an easy to read charming... Read morePublished on 19 July 2007 by Anne Herries
I received my copy of the above book yesterday and already I have read it through twice! I could not put it down once I had started. Read morePublished on 9 Aug. 2002 by Elizabeth