Old Friends and New Fancies: An Imaginary Sequel to the Novels of Jane Austen
The first Jane Austen sequel ever written!Originally published in 1914, this charming and original sequel to the novels of Jane Austen intertwines the lives of the most beloved characters from all six Austen novels with new characters of the author's devising. Inventive matchmaking leads numerous... show more
The first Jane Austen sequel ever written!Originally published in 1914, this charming and original sequel to the novels of Jane Austen intertwines the lives of the most beloved characters from all six Austen novels with new characters of the author's devising. Inventive matchmaking leads numerous pairs of lovers through the inevitable (and entertaining) difficulties they must encounter before they are united in the end.Old Friends and New Fancies is a gratifying read for any Jane Austen enthusiast."This is the ultimate Jane Austen sequel....Virtually all the characters left standing at the end of the novels-most particularly the unmarried ones-must all meet up... Broken engagements will follow, a few false trails and threatened unacceptable matches must be endured before the Forces of Good prevail." -Charles Wenz, Life Member of the Jane Austen Society
Publish date: July 1st 2007
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages no: 377
Edition language: English
This book is probably the only Austen "sequel" I enjoyed as much as the original. All six novels are represented here, with interplay between the ones left single and the ones happily married. Of course Elinor from Sense and Sensibility would be friends with Anne from Persuasion! And Mrs. Jenkins bu...
This one is my favourite of the various Jane Austen spin-offs. The language is right, the story is smart, and it feels correct to the time and place. While I didn't agree with some of the author's conclusions, some of them were spot on. Very much recommended.For the longer review, please go here:htt...
I loved this charming book. It brings all of her characters together in one story. It is amazing to see what this author things the characters would do and who the single ones married. This is a lovely book.
Bottom line: Austen fans will enjoy reading about familiar characters. However...This book reminded me of the sixth season of Gilmore Girls; familiar characters and settings, with all the humor and vitality sucked out. The good news is that this illuminates the extent to which Austen was a truly ...