Letters from Pemberley The First Year: A continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Letters from Pemberley The First Year: A continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Dawkins

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ISBN-13: 9780595276950
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/29/2003
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Letters from Pemberley The First Year: A continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
amy_lit on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I usually steer clear of Austen sequels since I often find they distort the characters in a way that is unforgivable. However, this was a tolerable pastiche of Austen's work. Focusing on the first few months after Elizabeth's arrival at Pemberley, the novel follows her letters to Jane, describing how she is settling into her new role as Mrs Darcy. Not only does Dawkins draw on the characters from Pride and Prejudice, she also uses characters from other Austen novels, disguising their names (e.g Mr Knightey as Mr Dayley). I have to confess I found some of this a little contrived. Imagine Mr Darcy being an intimate friend of Mr Eliot and Kitty Bennet being best friends with Anne? Some of the character placing in my opinion therefore didn't quite hit the mark.However, on the whole the novel was entertaining and didn't do anything too horrendous with the P & P characters. Dawkins style is not Austen's and I feel like often the tone of Lizzy Bennet was overly serious, yet a nice easy read for Austen fans.
rachelellen on LibraryThing 9 months ago
I've owned this book for nearly two years and have just now pulled it off the shelf and actually read it. I really did like it; it was quite enjoyable, and better-written than the other Austen sequels I've tried (which, granted, wasn't many). The author injects just about every character from the six major Austen novels, as neighbors or friends of the Darcys, but under different (also Austen-related) names, which makes this not only an oh-goody-more-about-Elizabeth-and-Mr.-Darcy sigh-fest, it's also basically one long set of clever puzzles, figuring out who's whom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really really liked it! I recommend it to any Jane Austen fan because I think it is what Jane Austen would probably write. Out of all the sequels to Pride and Prejudice (and there are many,) this is probably the most similar to what Jane Austen would write! BUY IT, YOU WON'T REGRET IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Is a Good book I was so intrigue by it I could not put it down till I was finish reading it , the only thing about this book is that you get some kind of idea on what¿s going on after the Wedding but since they are letters to her sister Jane, they don¿t give to much time talking about Elisabeth and Mr. Darcy life. Other then that I was very pleas with the Book, and I cant wait to receive the next part.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished the novel not a minute ago and I loved it so much I thought it best to give it a review. After finishing the original novel I wanted to know what happened. Everything I hoped would happen to the characters plays out beautifuly in the novel. Jane Austen would be proud. Although the book gets tiredsome in the form of letters you still can't help but love it. I plan on ordering the second one immediatly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It brought me back to the world of Elizabeth Bennet now married and mistress of Pemberley. Loved the book so much that I had to order the next installment of letters. Two thumbs up for Ms. Dawkins.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very good continuation to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The characters seemed to have been true to the origionals from Austen's novel. It is a pleasant follow up to the classic novel. This novel is one of the better continuations of Pride and Prejudice I have read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
after I read Pride and Prejudice I needed more I needed to know what happened to all of the happy couples (some unhappy too (George Wickham)) The only problem I had with this book is A) it wasn't longer and B) it didn;t have any letters from Jane or Lydia or their father I want to know what Mr. Bennet wrote to Jane and what Mr. Gardiner wrote to Mrs. Bennet and What Lizzy Wrote to Lydia there are so many other letters that need to be covered than just Lizzy to Jane but it was a good book I could not put it down there were parts where my jaw dropped straight down and I didn't move for five minutes because I was in total shock GREAT SEQUEL
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books and this sequel did not disappoint. I thought that each event in the plot was very likely considering the characters and the author's wording by no means clashed with Austen's traditional writings. The format of letters to Jane but not from her seemed to confine the plot a bit but it was still very enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was too neat and pat. Everything fit neatly into place and could be correctly guessed before it was stated. Unlike 'Pride and Predjudice', I didn't find myself on the edge of my seat, wondering what would happen next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fine continuation of Austen's Pride and Prejudice. This book is very well-written and easily transports you back in time. How delightful to read more of Lizzy and Darcy in their first year of marriage. I was disappointed that it wasn't longer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book, and I think that Ms. Dawson has written a splendid continuation, enbodying the characters as well as their personalities much like Jane Austen would have. The best sequel that I have read...and I have read two so far!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this highly entertaining and very easy to read. As an Austen fan, I've always enjoyed P&P and wondered what would happen next. Dawkins' book satisfies my curiosity immensely. I am exceedingly pleased.