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Elinor & Marianne
by Emma Tennant
A sequel to Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility", this is the correspondence between the married Dashwood sisters - Mrs Brandon and Mrs Edward Ferrars. Passion, in the shape of the charming seducer Willoughby, makes an appearance, together with perennial themes of money and social embarrassment.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 26th 1996 by Simon & Schuster
(first published January 1st 1996)
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An interesting structure I would say comparing with Jane Austen’s original intended structure for the Sense and Sensibility, letter writings between Elinor and Marianne. That is all good about this book. Otherwise there is absolutely nothing in this book similar to Jane Austen’s writing other than the names of the characters. Her plot is confusing, language is boring and there’s nothing pleasant there other than we find Mrs Ferrars gone insane after the marriage between Robert and Lucy.
Since the early 1970s, when she was in her mid-thirties, Emma Tennant has been a prolific novelist and has established herself as one of the leading British exponents of "new fiction." This does not mean that she is an imitator of either the French nouveaux romanciers or the American post-modernists, although her work reveals an indebtedness to the methods and preoccupations of some of the latter....moreMore about Emma Tennant...