PEMBERLEY SHADES by D. A. Bonavia-Hunt

PEMBERLEY SHADES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Written by a modern author, this unfolds the further activities of the characters of Pride and Prejudice in strictest imitation of style and matter. Three years after the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy the vicar's death in Pemberley necessitates the search for a successor. Young Aworth, widowed and reportedly eminently suitable, is tried out and his mercurial, pyrotechnical character is much at variance with his reputation. Darcy's clearing up of the mystery involves not only his wife and in laws, but his aunt and cousin, and provides a touch of scandal, and some romance. This portrays the gentle and genteel agitations of the household in conformity to its model, and keeps to the line of character, turn of phrase and dialog -- if not perfectly -- acceptably. For Austen followers everywhere and worthy of their critical notice.

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 1949
ISBN: 0979564514
Publisher: Dutton