Search Results: "Emma Tennant"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1994

"Once was bad enough; twice is unforgivable."
Tennant's wretched second sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (after Pemberley, 1993) has none of the beloved original's wit, brilliance, or biting satire. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA AND TED by Emma Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2001

"It matters little, in the end, whether the book is 'true,' being, as it is, exploitative, high-handed, and tedious."
Yes, that Sylvia and Ted. Tennant returns with a short novel that tries to represent the marriage of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, a hectic union that ended with Plath's suicide in 1963. Read full book review >

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PEMBERLEY by Emma Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Dyspeptic."
Tennant (The Half-Mother, 1985) enters this fall's ``Jane Wars'' in which sequels to Austen's Pride and Prejudice vie—and is bested by Julia Barrett with her deft and entertaining Presumption (p. 948). Read full book review >

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EMMA by Paola  Opal
Kirkus Star
by Paola Opal, illustrated by Paola Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This sweet and simple offering is ideal for sharing one-on-one or for featuring with a small audience in a program celebrating family or, even better, small acts of kindness and love. (Board book. 1-3)"
This volume in the Simply Small board-book series introduces Emma, a little hedgehog with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

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ADÈLE by Emma Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Delightful may not be the word, but this is certainly lots of fun. Despite the odds, Tennant's story works perfectly, creating a genuine modern sequel to Brontë's tale that's neither a parody nor a cheap imitation."
After two sequels to Pride and Prejudice (Pemberley, 1993; An Unequal Marriage, 1994) and one to Emma (1998), Tennant retells Jane Eyre from the perspective of, mainly, Rochester's daughter Adèle. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE IN CORFU by Emma Tennant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Sometimes the sentences are as tangled as the underbrush, but for readers who like their travel-writing as rich as first-press olive oil, this will appeal. (b&w photos)"
A Mediterranean idyll from a British novelist (Sylvia and Ted, 2001, etc.) whose parents took up residence on a Greek island in the mid-1960s. Read full book review >

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EMMA by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"In less capable hands, it could all seem clunky and crass. Instead, McCall Smith has written a delightfully droll, thoughtful novel that reflects on money's enduring role in relationships as well as on the nature of this meddlesome heroine's long-lived appeal."
In the latest installment of the Austen Project, McCall Smith (The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe, 2014, etc.) catapults snobbish matchmaker Emma Woodhouse into the 21st century.Read full book review >

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EMMA GOLDMAN by Vivian Gornick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Such a slim volume necessarily glosses over details that would dramatize Goldman's larger-than-life persona, but Gornick lucidly presents her subject's significance within a fascinating historical moment."
A brief biography of the turn-of-the-century anarchist once considered the "most dangerous woman in the world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAVING EMMA by Nancy Steele Brokaw
Released: April 19, 1999

"Although Brokaw drifts into the mundane in order to see Emma's dilemmas to a conclusion, she often surprises readers with a well-turned phrase. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The first chapter of this well-written novel may be the best, attracting readers to the story of an only child whose special friend Tem is moving away. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"As always, for those attuned to Austen, and to Aiken's imaginative, respectful variations, simply charming."
Another of Aiken's playful yet hearty romantic fancies, with a cast lifted (respectfully) from the luminously peopled novels of Jane Austen. Read full book review >

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OH, EMMA by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A welcome change from tales about upper-middle-class professionals. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Emma enjoys her friends in the projects, but her family's three-bedroom apartment is too small and they can't have pets. Read full book review >