Death Comes to Pemberley

By P. D. James
(Faber & Faber, Paperback, 9780571283606)

Publication Date: March 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Hardcover, Hardcover

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  1. What do you notice about the prose style James adopts for this novel? What relationship does it bear to the style of Jane Austen? Compare for instance James’s first sentence, “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” (3), to the first sentence of Pride and Prejudice: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

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