Saturday, February 11, 2012

Death Comes to Pemberley

Author: P. D. James
Genre: Mystery
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 291
Time period: 1800’s
Passage from book: Note that this section came in parts from the Prologue. It made me go “oh! So that’s how it ended!” There’s plenty more information in the actual book. J “It was generally agreed by the female residents of Meryton that Mr. and Mrs. Bennet of Longbourn had been fortunate in the disposal in marriage of four of their five daughters. . . Lydia, the youngest, aged only sixteen…had eloped with Lieutenant George Wickham, an officer in the militia. . . the marriage of Miss Bennet to Mr. Bingley and Miss Elizabeth to Mr. Darcy took place on the same day in Longbourn church…it would have been the happiest day in Mrs. Bennet’s life had she not been seized with palpitations during the service, brought on by fear that Mr. Darcy’s formidable aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, might appear in the church door to forbid the marriage. . . within two years of Jane’s marriage, Mary was the wife of Reverend Theodore Hopkins…Mary…was introduced to him by Jane at the church door after the service and immediately impressed him by her compliments on his discourse, her endorsement of the interpretation he had taken of the text, and … frequent references to the relevance of Fordyce’s sermons.”
My overall opinion: I didn’t like it as much as I’d hoped. It was completely free from anything sensual or wrong in that way. No swearing, a little violence (it IS a murder mystery…). If you love Pride and Prejudice you might enjoy at least trying this book. Fun read.

1 comment:

Melody said...

I'm glad to know it is free of anything inappropriate. I had heard about this book, but am always a little skeptical of fanfiction for that reason.