P.D. James after Jane Austen

One of my favourite English writers is called Jane Austen, she lived in England from 1775 to 1817 and wrote only 6 novels in her life: Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. She usually wrote about middle-high class families and most of her novels centre on the worry families have to marry women at that time. They are called novels of manners because they show the conventions of the society of the time.These novels usually have happy endings because the protagonist (female) gets to marry in the end.

Another of the greatest British writers, P.D. James has written a novel which continues the happy ending that Jane Austen gave to her novel Pride and Prejudice, one of her most famous due to the TV series featuring Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, which appears constantly in the Bridget Jones' Diary. Even though P.D. James has continued in the mode of Jane Austen, she is a mystery writer and at the beginning of the book there is a murder which makes the complete happiness of the Darcy family tumble down.

I'm willing to get the book in English and read it,  you can read all the six novels by Jane Austen (you have a link in Pride and Prejudice) and I hope you enjoy them as I did; they also made me aware of how the life of women has been under male's control and determined by social conventions more than feelings or thoughts.

Have you read any of Jane Austen or P.D. James novels? Did youlike them?
 Leave your comments and tell us!!!


  1. I´ve read Jane Austen´s books, some of them. I like her very much. But I haven´t read yet P.D.James, do you recommend her novels to me? I like criminal literature.
    I hope that I didn´t make mistakes this time. Regards.

  2. I'm so happy we agree at last!!! I haven't read any of her novels neither, Angel, but I think you will like it. Your English is perfect, don't worry. As always, thanks for commenting!!! Kind regards.

  3. I've read Death at the Holy Orders, by P. D. James, and she is a good writer, but not brilliant.
    Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is just chick crap. I prefer watch Ang Lee's film; it is a very good adaptation. Colonel Brandon has got more... personality.

    Any mistake, teacher?

    1. Hello Duncan, I do not know who you are, but your English is quite good. Just one mistake: I prefer watching. Regards


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