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Letters of Love & Deception

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Part One of this collection of Austenesque short stories offers us a glimpse into various behind-the-scenes interactions from Austen's original works. "A Most Persuasive Correspondence" is the epistolary correspondence between the two splendidly-matched villains from Persuasion, Mrs. Clay and Mr. Elliot. In Part Two, Snyder runs with her imagination in various "what-ifs". ...more
ebook, 110 pages
Published September 18th 2011 by (first published September 17th 2011)
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May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This, along with Nachtsturm Castle, might the best Austen fanfic ever. She catches the writing style of Jane Austen, keeps the characters true to form, and has plain fun with them. There was one story however that I didn't particularly care for and that was Pride and Paraliterature. Thinking about it now it makes sense to say that the 'para' is for paranormal and is full of references of 'sparkling' vampires and golems(?) that were lost on me because I've not read those books.

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Sep 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This is a lovely collection of short stories by Emily C. A. Snyder, author of another Austen-themed publication Nachtstürm Castle. This time around Snyder treats us to two different styles of paraliterature that draw upon all six of Jane Austen's novels as inspiration.

Part I: Heroes and Histories captures the behind-the-scenes moments of Austen's original works. The short and bittersweet "Something Blue" features the character of Miss Bates' from Emm
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Quite a mix of epistolary covering an array of JA characters and genres ~ contemporary variety from gothic to mashup ~ definitely not for purists :)

I did love the conversations of Jane's various characters brought together by Emily's writing ~
P&P mixing it up with S&S, Persuasion, Emma, MP and NA ~ with laughable results! Dramatic story representations of both female gatherings and old boys clubbing ...

Great examples of Emily's capable, creative thinkin
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Emily C. A. Snyder has been inventing stories since she was old enough to babble, and writing them down since she was old enough to dictate. A prolific writer, Snyder is the author of The Twelve Kingdoms series from Arx Publishing, LLC, as well as several Austenesque novels, including Nachtsturm Castle: A Gothic Austen Satire.

The premiere international scholar on writing new verse drama, she is th

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