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Pemberley Revisited - Emma Tennant


ĎIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a married man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a son and heirí. 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.


ĎAn omnibus volume of Tennantís two delicious sequels to Jane Austenís Pride and Prejudice, republished to coincide with the release of the new film starring Keira Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen.' - Sue Baker, ĎRecommended October Titlesí in Publishing News

ĎEmma Tennantís narrative is made compelling by her utter mastery of Austenís style.í - 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 (1996).

Tennant was the founding editor of the innovative periodical Bananas (1975); she has worked as general editor of In Verse (1982) 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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