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More Letters from Pemberley: 1814-1819: A Further Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
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More Letters from Pemberley A Further Continuation of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice Letters from Pemberley Jane Dawkins s popular continuation of Pride and Prejudice described Elizabeth Bennet s first year at Pemberley as the newly wed Mrs Darcy More Letters From Pemberley picks up

  • Title: More Letters from Pemberley: 1814-1819: A Further Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
  • Author: Jane Dawkins
  • ISBN: 9780595283729
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Letters from Pemberley, Jane Dawkins s popular continuation of Pride and Prejudice, described Elizabeth Bennet s first year at Pemberley as the newly wed Mrs Darcy More Letters From Pemberley picks up the story in 1814 and follows the life of one of literature s best loved figures for another six years to the twilight of the Regency period in 1819 Again incorporating JaLetters from Pemberley, Jane Dawkins s popular continuation of Pride and Prejudice, described Elizabeth Bennet s first year at Pemberley as the newly wed Mrs Darcy More Letters From Pemberley picks up the story in 1814 and follows the life of one of literature s best loved figures for another six years to the twilight of the Regency period in 1819 Again incorporating Jane Austen s own words and characters from her other works who appear 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 has pieced together another literary patchwork quilt The result is an entertaining and satisfying tale which will surely delight Jane Austen fans, and please the many readers of Letters From Pemberley who asked for .

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    1. Maia B. says:

      Ugh. What a boring, hackneyed, tedious wreck of a novel. How a writer as terrible as Jane Dawkins even gets into print is beyond me. Not only is her description of Elizabeth and Darcy's married life incredibly dull (and immeasurably unoriginal), but she writes in a stilted, vague, unpleasant style which grated on my nerves for the entire book.Here's a hint, Ms. Dawkins: do not captalize words like Cousin, Sister, and Husband. It is inaccurate. It is affected. If you say, "Come here, Cousin," it [...]

    2. Donna says:

      Outstanding book, minor flaws of grammar. Format naturally leaves gaps, but a brilliant probing into intense emotions in dealing with loss of child and husband's accident. Loved this and could not put it down. I love also the way Lizzy has friends resembling Ann Elliot as Elinor. she even marries a former lover who had gained wealth as a ship captain. Other Austen characters make appearances too under different names. The first Austen variation that I ever read was the first set of letters years [...]

    3. Leslie says:

      I have a weakness for books of letters. In general I find them more honest and less stuffy than a polite manners we associate with the Regency period. This book is a sequel and I didn't read the original book in the series. In this book all of the letters are from Elizabeth Darcy and written to family and friends. And there is a fair amount of angst and drama shared. It is a creative albeit sad tale of 5 years in the life of Mrs. Darcy.

    4. Carole (in Canada) says:

      I am so glad that Ms. Dawkins continued these letters. I found this one to be just as lovely as the first. These letters are not only addressed to Jane but Aunt Gardiner, Kitty and even Mrs. Bennet. You learned of who got married and to whom as well as births and though expected, tragedies. All in all a delightful read.

    5. Lynda says:

      Long a lover of epistaltory novels, I hated to have this book end.

    6. Anna says:

      Review originally posted on Diary of an EccentricMore Letters From Pemberley is the follow up to Letters From Pemberley, a Pride and Prejudice sequel comprised of letters from Elizabeth Darcy to her sister Jane Bingley during her first year of marriage in 1813. This time around, the letters span the years 1814 to 1819, and their recipients include Jane Bingley, Aunt Gardiner, various new friends (who are very similar to characters from other Jane Austen novels), and even Mr. Darcy himself.Jane D [...]

    7. Katherine says:

      Although this book had more emotion than the first in the series, I found it more depressing (though it ended well). I loved the character developement of Elizabeth. Gone is the young Elizbeth Bennett and now we see her matured into Mrs Darcy, mistress of Pemberley. Life has taught her many things and she learns to help others in a way that is beautiful! (SPOILERS ALERT) Although death touches all of us, do we really want to read about it? Do we want to hear the emotion and feel the pain? I foun [...]

    8. Delle Jacobs says:

      More Letters from Pemberley follows Letters from Pemberley, naturally, and is a telling of the lives of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy following their marriage. From the viewpoint of Elizabeth Darcy, these books are a series of letters written to family and friends, showing through Elizabeth's inner heart the life they are living and the love and romance that continues to bloom and struggle. Letters takes Elizabeth through some of the great joys of her life, and some of its most painful tragedi [...]

    9. Marsha Altman says:

      Pretty boring, but actually not as bad as the first one.

    10. Christina says:

      I read the first book in Dawkins series of sequels, Letters From Pemberley, over a year ago. In that review, I wished the book would have "allowed me to be privy to Jane Bingley’s, nee Bennet, letters to Elizabeth rather than just Elizabeth to Jane. Throughout the novel, Elizabeth responses to her sister’s letters but often times, I had wished that I could see exactly what Elizabeth was responding to."My feelings and wishes have not changed.Part of the problem with More Letters From Pemberle [...]

    11. Holly (2 Kids and Tired) says:

      I enjoyed this book much more than the first one. The story picks up where the previous one left off, in 1814 and follows Elizabeth and Darcy for another 6 years. The letters are written by Elizabeth to her sister Jane, her Aunt Gardiner, and Charlotte Lucas, among others. In this story, Elizabeth has matured and grown in her roles as wife, mother and mistress of Pemberley. The story has more drama in it, but birth and death are a part of life and, for the most part, I felt the situations create [...]

    12. Petra says:

      After the first Letters, I admit that I was a bit disappointed. The letters are still good, but it felt.ed, I guess. It has similar number of pages as the first book, but it spans through five years and that has to take it's toll on the story's quality.I liked that Dawkins didn't make Elizabeth's life only love and roses, but also pain and sorrow, because that's life and writing it otherwise would be unrealistic. I also liked that Lizzy obviously matures through the years and that Dawkins manage [...]

    13. Carol Perrin says:

      More Letters from PemberleyThe happenings at Pemberley were again told through letters written by Elizabeth Darcy. Heartbreaking events that happened causes our loving couple inconsolable grief, but Lizzy being not one to languish in sorrow for long brings them back to life. While Darcy is laid up, Lizzy learns just how many people's lives depend on him and the success of Pemberley. Amazed by this revelation, Elizabeth comes up with a plan to help elevate the sorrow of those less fortunate than [...]

    14. Kim says:

      A decent continuation of Dawkins' previous book, Letters from Pemberley. I like the portrayal of Elizabeth, seeing how she grows over the years covering in the book, and especially liked her comment at the end that she would scarcely recognize Elizabeth Bennet any more. I did notice one thing -- at one point, Elizabeth mentions Kitty taking an extended trip to Derbyshire, staying alternately with Jane or Elizabeth, and saying something about Kitty being with Elizabeth during her lying-in in Febr [...]

    15. Sumi says:

      I did enjoy this sequel to 'Letters From Pemberley". The events were for the most part plausible. I thought perhaps Darcy's riding accident was more for dramatic effect.The problem with the letter writing format for me is that I don't get as engaged in the events, sometimes I feel as though I'm just reading a synopsis of the events that are taking place. It was hard to 'feel' the anguish Lizzy must have been feeling at points.I think that author had the characterizations of Mrs. Bennet and Lydia [...]

    16. Samantha says:

      I read More Letters from Pemberley almost two years after reading Dawkins other book Letters from Pemberley: The First Year. Though still impressed with how Dawkins maintained the Regency style of writing throughout, the sequel did not impress me as much as her first book of letters did.However, I did enjoy how Dawkins evolved the lives of Darcy and Lizzy, giving them children and nephews and nieces to carry on the Darcy name. I also throughly enjoyed the fact that she allowed them to have sorro [...]

    17. hayls says:

      2.5/5. It seems to be a habit of authors of Austen sequels to make reference to Austen's novels within the story, which is weird and unnecessary. Like Sherlock referring to Arthur Conan Doyle (although sometimes that fits into the mysteriousness of Sherlock stories anyway). They also have a habit of filling the preface with apologies to Jane Austen and her fans which is also tiring. You've taken liberties and put in a few headcanons, we get it! If you're feeling guilty then maybe writing fan-fic [...]

    18. Elizabeth says:

      A second novel that is a nice continuation of Pride and Prejudice in the form of letters from Elizabeth Darcy to various people, not just to her sister, Jane Bingley, as in Dawkins's first novel. In this book Dawkins put in some realistic life problems that tended to not occur in Austen's work. For example, Mr. and Mrs. Darcy loose their 1 year old daughter to an unknown illness. I did enjoy the part where the Bingleys and the Darcys come up with an excellent idea on dealing with the Wickhams an [...]

    19. Soňa says:

      Interesting reading, what it definitely does it that I have bigger mood for writting letters or reviews and my use of words is slightly different. and I think I like it :-)It's interesting account of what could happen to Lizzy Bennet now Mrs. Darcy at Pemberley and I like that author chose the style of letters to her loved ones. Would prefer more story as sometimes gaps between letters were big on other hand it added to autenticity that in those days post wasn't that quick. Very enjoyable accoun [...]

    20. Rhonda says:

      This book imagines the continuation of the Darcy/Bennett story from Letters from Pemberly. Elizabeth writes letters to Jane about the people she meets in the neighborhood as well as the events that go on after the wedding. The events are plausible and in keeping with the original story, but for the most part, not very interesting. The author places other Austen characters in the neighborhood under other names. This felt contrived (and who would imagine Emma Woodhouse friends with Elizabeth Benne [...]

    21. Gail says:

      Most books that try to tell us what happened to Jane Austen's characters after the end of her books fall way short. They bring in conversation and incidents that Austen would not have written, such as explicit sex. This book gave a plausible story to what might have happened to the Darcy's and their friends and family. The writer admits that she wrote about some incidents such as death and illness that Austen would not have written about. But I think she got the "feeling of Austen". I enjoyed th [...]

    22. Miriam says:

      This book was slightly more interesting than the first volume, in part because Dawkins creates more story for Elizabeth and spends less time with the characters she borrowed from other Austen novels. There is, however, too much drama--I can understand Elizabeth losing a child, but Darcy's accident is just too much, especially because nothing much seems to happen to any other members of her family.

    23. Arlis Groves says:

      This collection of letters was perfect to pick up when I had only five or ten minutes to devote to reading, which is most of the time. Since I have read Pride and Prejudice, it was good to see what the Darcys et al might be doing post "happily ever after." A nice contrast to some of my recent reading, which has either required great attention on my part in order to understand the content, or has been depressing.

    24. Rachel Rogers says:

      She should have stopped with the first one. She stretched her voice a bit far and branched out into correspondence with other people; plus the family issues: birth of 3 children, death of one, Mr. Darcy's medical issues, the marriage of Kitty and Mary, Lydia's continued idiocy, took us beyond expected Lizzy-ness. Quick read, took me about an hour. She still has Lizzy's voice fairly accurately, though.

    25. Julie (ID) says:

      One of the things that I love about Pride and Prejudice is the banter between the characters, especially Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. In the book she had spunk which I really appreciate. This was obviously a collection of letters and I thought it was boring and didn't capture the spirit of Elizabeth's personality.

    26. Launa says:

      If you are a Jane Austen fan, this is a must read. Mr. & Mrs. Darcy are back A quick and easy read that catches you up what is going on in the Darcy household and many other Jane Austen characters find their way into this book. If you have read the Jane Austen works and are craving more this will help fill you up.

    27. MaryBeth says:

      This book shows Elizabeth growing and becoming a mature (tho' still young) woman while she survives life's trials and tribulations. Several of these letters were very well written and made me sob out loud. I now want to know more about the author. Save this book for when you are in need of a good cry.

    28. Tracie says:

      Generally speaking, I am a sucker for a P&P "sequel", of sorts. This was a disappointment--Austen's Lizzie has a richer, stronger character and exudes confidence. Some of these letters simply aren't Lizzie. For example, she is much too straightforward to not confide her concerns about fitting in at Netherfield to her beloved Darcy. And the inconsistencies go on from there.

    29. Sandra says:

      Cleverly written letters from Elizabeth to various friends and family. It tells the story of their lives beautifully through 5 years - and some terrible events. The first is the death of their second daugther who aged only 1 year 7 months and then a serious illness by Darcy. I could not be happy until I completed this book in only one day.

    30. Anotheramanda says:

      I enjoyed the first book when I borrowed it from the library that I picked up the sequel the next day.While I liked this book, I did not enjoy it as much as the original. I felt that the Elizabeth character was more forced in her writing and not as "true" to Jane Austen's vision for Elizabeth Bennet. Any Austen fan will find this a fun way to spend the afternoon.

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