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Charlotte Collins A Continuation of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice When Charlotte Lucas married Mr Collins in Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice she believed herself to be fortunate indeed Her nuptials gained her a comfortable home and financial security If she acqui

  • Title: Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
  • Author: Jennifer Becton
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  • Page: 430
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice By Jennifer Becton, When Charlotte Lucas married Mr Collins in Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice, she believed herself to be fortunate indeed Her nuptials gained her a comfortable home and financial security If she acquired these things at the expense of true love, it did not matter one whit To Charlotte, love in marriage was nothing than a pleasant coincidence.As the years of her maWhen Charlotte Lucas married Mr Collins in Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice, she believed herself to be fortunate indeed Her nuptials gained her a comfortable home and financial security If she acquired these things at the expense of true love, it did not matter one whit To Charlotte, love in marriage was nothing than a pleasant coincidence.As the years of her marriage dragged by, Charlotte began to question her idea of love as she suffered continual embarrassment at her husband s simpering and fawning manners When Mr Collins dies, finally relieving everyone of his tedious conversation, she must work feverishly to secure her income and home She gives no further thought to the possibility of love until her flighty sister Maria begs her to act as her chaperone in place of their ailing parents Hoping to prevent Maria from also entering an unhappy union, Charlotte agrees, and they are quickly thrust into a world of country dances, dinner parties, and marriageable gentlemen.But when an unprincipled gentleman compromises Charlotte s reputation, her romantic thoughts disappear at the prospect of losing her independence As she struggles to extricate herself from her slander, her situation reveals both the nature of each gentleman and of true love.

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    1. This is my first Jane Austen fan fiction, or whatever you call it when an author writes a new story with a new plot, but using the characters and setting created by another author, and sells it for money Is it only fan fic when it s posted on the internet for free with the standard disclaimers about not owning the imagined world or characters As a conventional romance, it was mildly entertaining However, the characters of Charlotte and Maria were not at all consistent with the original character [...]

    2. What a wonderful story for Charlotte Collins I was constantly drawn away from my chores, trying to sneak a few lines of this delightful story Mrs Becton did a wonderful job in detailing the scenes, with an economy of words, that made the reader feel as if she were near Charlotte or was Charlotte and experienced them personally.The twists were also very nice, and helped to flesh out the story There were those characters you wanted to smack, for being so odious, and there were times you found you [...]

    3. Reputation is an idle and most false imposition oft got without merit, and lost without deserving William ShakespearePoor Charlotte, married a fool and then he died on her Never, ladies, marry a fool Any husband rather than a fool With some other husband, you may be unhappy, but with a fool you will be miserable Daniel DefoeThank goodness, Charlotte requested demanded a jointure in her marriage settlements, otherwise she wouldn t have an income She was always smart like that She was renting a co [...]

    4. Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other, or ever so similar before hand, it does not advance their felicity in the least They always contrive to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life Chapter 6 Pride and PrejudiceWhat a bleak and unromantic view of marriage Charlotte Lucas [...]

    5. Poor Mr Collins has met his maker in a horse and wagon accident leaving Mrs Collins to fend for herself as best she can Because her parents are in poor health and strapped for funds, Charlotte s lively young sister Maria had come to live with her and Charlotte attempts to launch her into polite society This is a quiet story, much in the style of Jane Austen, that accentuates the relationships between men and women of that era and especially the fragile behavior that women were subject to regardi [...]

    6. I was glad to see another continuation of Charlotte Collins s story My own, An Unlikely Missionary, was published in 2009, and I wondered at the time if anyone but me would care about the fate of this plain friend of Elizabeth Bennett I realized that Charlotte may never be of as much interest to general Pride and Prejudice fans as she is to me I have observed that my earlier novel Conviction a sequel to Jane Austen s Pride Prejudice, which focused on Georgiana Darcy, continues to outsell my vers [...]

    7. J ai t d sol e d s le d but on ne lit rien de la vie de Charlotte et de Collins, hormis la mort de leur fille Cependant, j avoue que Collins n a jamais t tr s glamour et que l auteure n aurait sans doute pas eu grand chose dire sur leur mariage Et j ai trouv l enterrement de Mr Collins tr s r ussi, j ai aim aussi les remarques sur Darcy et la r plique d Elizabeth Charlotte Apr s le prologue, on a une ellipse de deux ans qu a fait Charlotte pendant tout ce temps Mis part ce d tail, la suite est t [...]

    8. I was enchanted by the idea of reading the story of one of Pride and Prejudice s most prosaic and practical secondary characters What would it be like for Charlotte Lucas Collins to set aside her notions and follow the path of love More fascinating still, who would induce her to pursue love Not that I am a purist by any means when it comes to my enjoyment of Austenesque stories, but I did find the writing style, adherence to the characters that Jane Austen wrote, and the authentic feel of the ba [...]

    9. The cover touts the book as a continuation of Pride and Prejudice This is not really true The main character is Charlotte Colin and that is where the comparison ends The characters are not well developed Jane Austin s wit and unique observations of people and the culture of her time period are totally missing from this book.After saying this, I will say that this book was a pleasant read for a raining Sunday afternoon.

    10. This was a fun read Odious Mr Collins departs this mortal coil and Charlotte finally gets a life Well written I enjoyed it

    11. Jennifer Becton has a new fan This was a lovely, well thought out, beautifully written book A noble addition to Miss Austen s characters.

    12. This was a sweet and entertaining romance in an extended Pride Prejudice universe This novella actually makes me sympathetic to Charlotte, a character I never really cared about before, but I still didn t like this story as much as the other two in the series.

    13. Era da un po che non leggevo variation austeniane, ed avevo dimenticato quanto potesse essere piacevole e divertente una storia ben scritta.Charlotte Collins si presenta come un sequel di Orgoglio e pregiudizio incentrato appunto sulpersonaggio secondario di Charlotte, che, oramai considerata senza speranze matrimoniali e un peso per la famiglia, nel romanzo originale sceglie di sposare il pomposo ed imbarazzante Mr Collins, sacrificando l a sull altare della protezione e della sicurezza economi [...]

    14. A cosy read that surprised me not because of the originality of the plot but because of the pleasure I took in reading Charlotte Collins story I m not a great fan of romances, except when they are in classics, because they seem authentic to me It feels superficial in contemporary books, and I can t bear insta love So I stay away from romances But my cousin lent meCharlotte Collins, and told me she thought I would enjoy it I trusted her, and took it back home But I let it wait on my bedside tabl [...]

    15. Without thinking highly either of men or matrimony, marriage had always been her object it was the only provision for well educated young women of small fortune,and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want This preservative she had now obtained and at the age of twenty seven, without having ever been handsome, she felt all the good luck of it Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, chapter 22 This is how we knew Charlotte Lucas, Elizabeth Bennet s best fr [...]

    16. Pride and Prejudice could be called Jane Austen s flagship novel Its themes focus on issues of manners, morality, marriage, and love Charlotte Lucas, a minor character in Pride and Prejudice, is the close friend of Miss Elizabeth Bennet, the story s heroine Charlotte is older and practical than her younger friend.When Mr Collins, a distant relation to the Bennets, is rejected by Elizabeth, Charlotte seizes the opportunity to accept Mr Collins proposal of marriage in order to acquire security an [...]

    17. I have always had a special place in my heart for Charlotte Collins formerly Lucas from Austen s Pride and Prejudice It is so easy to compare her to Elizabeth, to applaud Elizabeth s rejection of Mr Collins, and lament Charlotte s persuing of him After all, who would want to be married to someone like Mr Collins The reader often feels dissapointed in Charlotte, and that her weakness highlights Elizabeth s strength I have never felt dissapointed in Charlotte, but I have felt desperately sorry for [...]

    18. Jennifer Becton r alise l un de nos voeux Mr Collins est mort Voil un livre qui commence plut t bien Par la suite, il y a eu quelques petites d ceptions, de bonnes surprises, de l motion, de petites incoh rences Commen ons par ce qui m a un peu moins plu Nous retrouvons Charlotte et sa soeur Maria, deux ans apr s la mort de Monsieur Collins Les autres personnages austeniens n appara tront pas ou seulement dans un clair, autant dire que si on nous avait parl de deux soeurs sans lien aucun avec Ja [...]

    19. I have always had a special place in my heart for Charlotte Collins formerly Lucas from Austen s Pride and Prejudice It is so easy to compare her to Elizabeth, to applaud Elizabeth s rejection of Mr Collins, and lament Charlotte s pursuit of him After all, who would want to be married to someone like Mr Collins The reader often feels disappointed in Charlotte, and that her weakness highlights Elizabeth s strength I have never felt disappointed in Charlotte, but I have felt desperately sorry for [...]

    20. I ve read a few alternate Jane Austen fan fic type stories lately, and this is the best one to date Although I think it s difficult for many people alive today to be able to emulate perfectly an author who lived in the Regency period, this story was entertaining and plausible If not precisely the language, the feeling and tone of Jane Austen s stories is captured here, as well as the manners of the period in question, a time when propriety and social skills, even for a woman lucky enough to be b [...]

    21. In Charlotte Collins, Jennifer Becton tries to tackle a subject few others have tried She wrote a continuation of Pride and Prejudice without using the main characters as the topic Many have asked What ever happens to Charlotte Collins Well now you have one author s brilliant interpretation.Through this story, Jennifer brings forth emotions that every woman goes through, no matter what time period she is in Do we marry for love or convenience Once Charlotte finds herself as a widow, she goes int [...]

    22. Charlotte Collins A Continuation of Jane Austen s Pride and PrejudiceCharlotte Collins A Continuation of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudiceby Jennifer Becton Author 3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 rating details 134 ratings 49 reviewsWhen Charlotte Lucas married Mr Collins in Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice, she believed herself to be fortunate indeed Her nuptials gained her a comfortable home and financial security If she acquired these things at the expense of true love, it did not matter one whit To Ch [...]

    23. Thanks to so many 5 star reviews of Charlotte Collins by author Jennifer Becton, I decided to give it a try Charlotte Collins is a minor, but still important, character in my forever favorite, Pride Prejudice This spin off takes Charlotte into a new adventure of life after the untimely death of her rather silly husband, Mr Collins Charlotte never believed that love was a necessary, or important component in marriage and she followed that personal philosophy by marrying Mr Collins as a last resor [...]

    24. Les fans du roman de Jane Austen s accordent volontiers sur le fait que Charlotte Collins est un personnage tr s attachant, malgr son regrettable mariage avec le R v rend Collins Mariage de raison par n cessit financi re, cette union la meilleure amie d Elizabeth Bennet l a cependant voulue de toutes ses forces.Nous la retrouvons alors que son mari est mort depuis pr s de deux ans, elle n en est pas malheureuse, puisqu elle a ainsi gagn sa libert , une petite pension, une petite maison lou e la [...]

    25. Charlotte Collins is one of my favorite characters from the novel Pride and Prejudice Charlotte is a plain woman that is considered an old maid at age 27 Realizing that she has few options in life, she decides to put reason over love and marries the odious Mr Collins for financial security.In the novel Charlotte Collins, Mr Collins has met with an unfortunate accident and Charlotte finds herself a widow at age 35 She settles down in a small cottage that she rents at a reduced rate from Lady Cath [...]

    26. Charlotte Collins has always been prudent and proper Marrying Mr Collins may not have led to a life of love and passion, but it was the careful thing to do Now that Mr Collins has died in an accident she would like to live a simple, quiet life in the cottage she s renting from Lady Catherine de Bourgh When her impulsive, marriage obsessed sister Maria moves in with her, however, Charlotte must act as a chaperone and she finds herself attending all manner of social functions, including balls Of c [...]

    27. Charlotte Collins is a recent widow She s suddenly out in society again when she starts to play chaperon to her younger sister Soon she attracts the attention of two gentleman, Mr Basford and Mr Edgington Who will win her heart I really enjoyed this book It was unexpectedly thrilling There is a threat of scandal and that led to breathless, pensive moments Through it all, I admired Charlotte s character She s a strong, independent woman Charlotte also possessed a will to survive in that day and a [...]

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