This book is one of a series of Jane Austen “re imagined”. The project involves Austen’s six major novels being re-told in a contemporary setting by popular authors, and this is the first to be published.
I confess I haven’t read the original “Sense and Sensibility”, and was unfamiliar with the story. This book goes along at a rollicking pace, the characters are thoroughly explored, and it seemed to me to have the true flavour of an Austen novel. Having read it, I don’t feel any desire to seek out the original version, and I wonder quite what is the point of all this re-imagining? Trollope’s version is an easy read, but I’m aware that there are many who adore Austen, and may feel she is being cheapened by this project.
“An easy read, but not quite Jane.
Some fans may treat it with disdain.”