Old Friends and New Fancies: An Imaginary Sequel to the Novels of Jane Austen

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Sourcebooks, 2007 - Fiction - 377 pages
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The first Jane Austen sequel ever written!

Originally published in 1914, this charming and original sequel to the novels of Jane Austen intertwines the lives of the most beloved characters from all six Austen novels with new characters of the author's devising. Inventive matchmaking leads numerous pairs of lovers through the inevitable (and entertaining) difficulties they must encounter before they are united in the end.

Old Friends and New Fancies is a gratifying read for any Jane Austen enthusiast.

"This is the ultimate Jane Austen sequel....Virtually all the characters left standing at the end of the novels-most particularly the unmarried ones-must all meet up... Broken engagements will follow, a few false trails and threatened unacceptable matches must be endured before the Forces of Good prevail." -Charles Wenz, Life Member of the Jane Austen Society

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User Review  - Lesliejaneite - LibraryThing

Who was this mysterious Sybill G. Brinton? History records very little about her more than her dates of birth and death. She was childless and no known photograph of her exists! What a shame she never ... Read full review

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User Review  - wisewoman - LibraryThing

I admit it: I'm a purist. I view continuations, additions, and fanfictions with a skeptical eye; very few ever approach the brilliance of the original. I suppose it is natural to want the stories we ... Read full review


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Little is known of Sybil G. Brinton. It is believed that Ms. Brinton was born in England in the 1870s and was in her late thirties when her book was published.

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