- Emma Tennant
‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a married man in possession of a good
fortune must be in want of a son and heir’. Elizabeth wins Darcy, and Jane wins
Bingham - but do they 'live happily ever after'? Emma Tennant's bestselling sequels
to Pride and Prejudice ingeniously pick up several threads from Jane Austen's timeless novel,
in a lighthearted and affectionate look at the possible subsequent lives of all the main characters.
Pemberley tells of Elizabeth's failure to produce a child; while An Unequal Marriage continues the
story of the Bennets and their wider circle into the next generation. Sparkling, stylish and ironic,
with imaginative insights into the emotions and mores of eighteenth-century English high society,
these are elegant and diverting social comedies by a master of the genre.
‘An omnibus volume of Tennant’s two delicious sequels to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice,
republished to coincide with the release of the new film starring Keira Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen.'
- Sue Baker, ‘Recommended October Titles’ in Publishing News
‘Emma Tennant’s narrative is made compelling by her utter mastery of Austen’s style.’ - The New York Times Books Review
About the Author
EMMA TENNANT became a full-time novelist with the apocalyptic The Time of the Crack
(1973), later reprinted as The Crack
More than twenty books were to follow, including thrillers, comic fantasies, books for children and a series of unconventional and
revisionary 'sequels' to classic texts, such as Tess
(1993); Pemberley and An Unequal Marriage
(1993-4), and Emma in Love
Tennant was the founding editor of the innovative periodical Bananas
(1975); she has worked as general editor of In Verse
and as general editor of the Viking series Lives of Modern Women
(1985). She was awarded an Honorary D.Litt. from the University of Aberdeen in 1996 and currently lives in London.
Publication date for Pemberley Revisited
: 16th September 2005
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