A Return to Sanditon Anne Toledo/ Jane Austen
A Return to Sanditon- Toledo
Number of Pages: 214
Year of publication:
1817 and 2011
Sanditon was Jane Austen's last novel, and in fact was never completed. Begun in 1816, just a few months before her death, the novel stops after only a few short chapters. Almost two hundred years later, Anne Toledo has undertaken completing the novel in the inimitable Austen style, and she has has done a magnificent job.
Austen's love stories, family conflicts, delicate feminism and descriptions of the changing social fabric in England in the early 19th century are all there. Toledo's novel, exactly like all of Jane Austen's complete ones, can be read on many levels.
The setting, as in Austen's later novels, is all important. Sanditon is an English sea resort in the planning and early construction stage. The characters are all in one way or another concerned with making the place successful, and of course, finding financial freedom and, for the ladies, a husband.
After the first few lines of the `new' chapters,the reader feels she is in good hands, the hands of a master novelist, as if she were truly reading the last of Jane Austen's novels. The style, the almost mathematically balanced quality of the sentence construction, the cadence of the dialogue, the character development, the setting and the ins and outs of the plot ARE Jane Austen.
A Return to Sanditon was published on Feb 7,2011, on Amazon, Kindle Editions, for a very reasonable price. Be one of the first to read it! It's a fascinating read and will soon be a bestseller. We recommend it to all Jane Austen fans.
Click here to post comments.
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How?
Simply click here to return to Reader Book Reviews.
Return to Home