Presumption: An Entertainment Paperback – 1 Dec 1996
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About the Author
Julia Barrett was the pseudonym adopted by Julia Braun Kessler (1926-2012) and British-born novelist Gabrielle Donnelly in the writing of "Presumption, An Entertainment", a sequel to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". Julia Braun Kessler then continued on her own (as Julia Barrett) with three more continuations of Jane Austen's works: "The Third Sister, A Continuation of Sense and Sensibility", "Jane Austen's Charlotte: Her Fragment of A Last Novel, Completed", and the forthcoming, "Mary Crawford: or, Revisiting At Mansfield Park". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Though Georgiana is too 'spirited' to resemble P&P's Georgiana, she is an engaging enough character, and her to-be mate is also very appealing. However, the rest of the characters tend to be a little artificial, and the jokes are forced and sometimes downright silly, as when Lady Catherine suggests to drink a remedy for a gout that contains soap. The prose, again, is artificial, but sufficient. It's definitely a better book all-in-all than Barret's other attempts, the dull S&S continuation "The Third Sister" or the terrible Sanditon completion "Charlotte".
If you are not a purist, and are looking for a light, entertaining little sequel to Pride and Prejudice, read this book. If you are a purist, read Marie Dobbs' "Sanditon" or John Coates' "The Watsons". Otherwise, however, "Presumption" is one of the nicer Austen sequels out there, and if you're not too picky, you'll like it.
Won't mension any names.....
I would certainly reccomend this one over other although..... to be honest if i was going to critisize something Darcy was a little harsh in this book....
This book has a great storyline, I just want someone else to write it!