First Impressions: Or, A Cautionary Tale of Pride and Prejudice
A thrilling literary mystery costarring Jane Austen from the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale Charlie Lovett first delighted readers with his New York Times bestselling debut, The Bookman’s Tale. Now, Lovett weaves another brilliantly imagined mystery, this time... show more
A thrilling literary mystery costarring Jane Austen from the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale Charlie Lovett first delighted readers with his New York Times bestselling debut, The Bookman’s Tale. Now, Lovett weaves another brilliantly imagined mystery, this time featuring one of English literature’s most popular and beloved authors: Jane Austen. Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudiceand ultimately threaten Sophie’s life. In a dual narrative that alternates between Sophie’s quest to uncover the truthwhile choosing between two suitorsand a young Jane Austen’s touching friendship with the aging cleric Richard Mansfield, Lovett weaves a romantic, suspenseful, and utterly compelling novel about love in all its forms and the joys of a life lived in books.
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Books About Books
, Historical Fiction
First Impressions Charlie Lovett Hardcover, 308 pages Published October 16th 2014 by Viking (first published January 1st 2014) ISBN 0525427244 (ISBN13: 9780525427247) I'll admit I like Jane Austen fan fiction. First Impressions is part mystery, a small part roma...
*I received this in a Goodreads “First Reads” giveaway*Sophie Collingwood grew up in a house where the library door was usually locked and the room itself was used to impress guests. No one ever read the books. Sophie never understood this, as she was an avid reader who would have loved nothing mo...
Sophie is a twit. One of the biggest twits I've read recently. Just no. So much emphasis on the sex? Taking everything Winston says at face value? Zero questioning of anyone around her other than Smedley? Instalove at the end? SO MUCH FAINTING? And the Americanisations (math instead of maths, pant...
One of my favorite reads of 2014. The two story lines, moving between the past and current, was masterful. Kept me reading and guessing right until the end.
This book was given to me by Penguin First to Read in anticipation of a review. I am wary of real life people being used as fictional characters. Do I still read the fiction? Well yes, but Edgar Allen Poe, Abraham Lincoln, etc. have been really put through the literary mill in too many genres to c...