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Presumption: An Entertainment

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This witty sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice follows the fate of Georgiana Darcy, Mr. Darcy's younger sister, who must choose between two suitors, a well-placed navy captain and a brash young architect. Masterfully adapted to Austen's original nineteenth-century style, Presumption brings back to life the book's most memorable characters, the Bennets, Darcys, Collins, and de Bourghs.

"An elegant emulation and continuation of Pride and Prejudice. . . . Jointly composed by two admirers of Jane Austen, the book often achieves crisp replication of her style. . . . Presumption shows how sequel-writing can, like parody, be a sharp exercise in literary appreciation."—Peter Kemp, Times Literary Supplement

Julia Barrett is a pseudonym for Julia Braun Kessler and Gabrielle Donnelly.

Synopsis:

"A boon to anyone who has ever yearned for one more in the Jane Austen canon". — Cynthia Ozick

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226038131
Other:
Barrett, Julia
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Barrett, Julia
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
England Social life and customs 18th century Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bennet, elizabeth (fictitious character)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 1 (MS-1)
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
238
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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