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The Personages of Pride & Prejudice Collection Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 1415 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Whiteley Press (September 30, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 30, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005R92L9W
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Jennifer worked in the traditional publishing industry for twelve years as a proofreader, copy editor, and freelance writer. In 2010, she accepted the challenge to self-publish her first novel Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Upon discovering the possibilities of the expanding ebook market, she created Whiteley Press, LLC, an independent publishing house.

Jennifer also writes thrillers under the pseudo-pseudonym J. W. Becton ( Absolute Liability, the first in the six-book Southern Fraud Thriller Series, spent eight weeks on the Amazon Kindle Best Sellers list and three nonconsecutive weeks on the Indie Reader Best Sellers list. Death Benefits, At Fault, and Moral Hazard are available now!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By OLT TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 4, 2011
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The first e-book by J. Becton that I read was Absolute Liability (A Southern Fraud Thriller), a contemporary mystery, Book 1 in a planned series, with Book 2, DEATH BENEFITS, most likely to be available in Jan 2012. Since I enjoyed that mystery, I went looking for more books by Becton and was delighted to find this. It's a double delight for me as a longtime PRIDE AND PREJUDICE fan and now as a fan of Becton's writing.

There are so many books written as sequels to, continuations of, or variations on P&P that it boggles the mind. Why mess with the almost perfect real thing written by Jane Austen? Her story developed perfectly, ended perfectly and didn't cry out, in my mind, for any sequels or variations on its theme. But I ordered Becton's PERSONAGES out of curiosity and because her stories focus on secondary characters of P&P, not on Elizabeth and Darcy. I don't usually like anybody messing around with Austen's famous couple.

This, BTW, is the collection of Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Maria Lucas: A Short Story in the Personages of Pride & Prejudice Collection, and Caroline Bingley: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, all of which are available separately. So this is quite the bargain at $4.99 for all three.
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I was startled to read just now that the author was an editor prior to embarking on a writing career. The two novels and the short story are unevenly written. I began reading Charlotte Collins and nearly gave up. I'm glad I didn't, because I ended up really enjoying her take on Caroline Bingley. But the first novel suffered from a lot of wrong words, especially toward the beginning of the story, for some reason. I was taken aback by how blatant some of the errors were. Charlotte wears a foreboding expression, when I'm certain it should have been a forbidding one. Someone looks downtrodden, when he should have been downcast. Charlotte acknowledges someone "with a sedate curtsey and a jaundiced eye." No, no, no. Jaundiced doesn't mean what you think it means. Charlotte has "dispatched" with her dark mourning clothes, but the wanted word is "dispensed." During a game of cards, someone "clenched" the win, when it should be "clinched." Someone says that by surrounding themselves with young people, they also became "more interesting by default," when what they mean is that they become "more interesting by association." Charlotte thinks that one of the characters is a "cretin," meaning ill-mannered, but that word had been very recently appropriated into psychiatry by a French doctor around 1800. That is a modern use of the word (as in calling someone an imbecile) and glaringly anachronistic.

The strange thing is that after about 9 or 10% into the ebook, I no longer noticed wrong word choices. I don't know if she focused and proofread better after that, or if someone else had read only parts of her rough draft. After that, my criticisms are more with the characters. I had difficulty distinguishing between Mr.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M on April 4, 2012
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Great bargain -- 3 stories for $5.99! Also, one of the better Pride & Prejudice sequels! I liked Charlotte Collins' story line and she was more developed as a character here.
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By Nodin on December 25, 2012
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I've read some really awful continuations of Jane Austen - this isn't one of them. I loved the story of Charlotte Collins, she was one of my favorite characters in P&P because she was practical. For the day, and even in my own life, I realize that practical has a place. It has to be at least considered, even in love. For instance, I probably couldn't marry a struggling artist because I'm terrified of poverty. I identify with Charlotte in that way, and face it, she was pretty much on the shelf.

This is a lovely, warm continuation of her story - and little sis Maria's entertwined, which probably has been done before but I haven't run across them. A very good read.

It includes also the story of Caroline Bingley which is a bit harder to get into because I just didn't like her. Who did? But Jennifer Becton has surprises there for you as well as you begin to understand Caroline's upbringing and family background. She grew up, and that probably explains it all. Although there are many who grow older without seeming to attain wisdom with it, this Caroline wasn't one of them.
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It was nice to have all of these books in one collection. I particularly liked the Caroline Bingley story. Since I (along with most of the reading public) thoroughly dislike Caroline, it was interesting to read something from her point of view. I did have to stop and realize how really young Caroline was. The other books were equally interesting with well developed characters.
The writing was good--okay, not as good as Jane Austin's, but pretty good, especially when compared to other Austin derivative novels.
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