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Elinor & Marianne

2.65  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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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Dana Loo
Comincio col dire che è un sequel altamente sconsigliato alle austeniane "ortodosse". Scritto benissimo in forma epistolare, quindi come la prima stesura di Ragione e sentimento, è di una comicità unica, grottesca, surreale. Tante grosse, grasse risate garantite. Potrei fare tanti esempi, cito solo la macabra fine del viscido Robert Ferrars che finisce in pasto ad una tribù di selvaggi della savana; il flamenco di Mrs. Ferrars sulla tavola di Barton Park, ormai fuori di testa in seguito al seque ...more
Aug 17, 2010 Amalie rated it did not like it
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.

Don’t re
Jan 04, 2015 Eduardo rated it liked it
Very funny.
The ending is, though, precipitated: In merely two pages all the subplots are resolved. And not convincingly.
Apr 05, 2009 Vivencio rated it liked it
the epistolary style - the original form aunt jane intended for sense and sensibility - is brilliant. funny in parts but learning that marianne acquired little sense is a downer.
Feb 04, 2017 Annette rated it did not like it
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Loren Dushku
Una ritrovata felicità è un sequel dell'opera di Jane Austen, Ragione e sentimento, scritto da Emma Tennant.
La Tennant strizza l'occhio alla prima stesura ideata dalla Austen per il suo romanzo, intitolandolo Elinor and Marianne e proponendo la storia utilizzando la forma epistolare. Cosa che rende la lettura molto scorrevole.

Il personaggio di Marianne non è stato psicologizzato bene, anzi, credo che abbia perso tutti i progressi fatti nel romanzo originale. Questa si trova a Delaford dove vien
Aug 02, 2011 Karin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the seaquel is exactly how I imagined things would go for Elinor and Marianne the author captured it correctly, I feel so sorry for Col Brandon but read it you wont be disappointed
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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. ...more
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