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Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym

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Published by Perennial Library in New York .
Written in English


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First published in the United Kingdom in 1953.

StatementBarbara Pym.
The Physical Object
Pagination222 p. ;
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13588355M
ISBN 100060971010
LC Control Number86046097

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Prudence, a year shy of thirty, lives in London, has an office job, and is self-sufficient and fiercely independent—until Jane decides her friend should be married. Jane has the perfect husband in mind for her former pupil: a widower named Fabian Driver. But there are other women vying for Fabian’s attention. Over the years, as Barbara Pym replaced Nancy Mitford, Georgette Heyer, even Jane Austen, as my most loved author, I devoured all her books, but Jane and Prudence remains my favourite. Even an umpteenth reading this weekend was punctuated by gasps of joy, laughter and wonder that this lovely book should remain so fresh, funny and true to life" - Jilly Cooper. The publisher calls this "a literary delight for fans of Jane Austen. Jane Cleveland and Prudence Bates were close friends at Oxford University, but now live very different lives. Forty-one-year-old Jane lives in the country, is married to a vicar, has a daughter she adores, and lives a very proper life in a very proper English parish. Prudence, a year shy of thirty, lives in London, has an. Get this from a library! Jane and Prudence. [Barbara Pym] -- Prudence pays Jane a visit in an English village where Jane's husband is the newly appointed vicar, and finds herself courted by a fatuous young widower. Prudence, at twenty-nine, has achieved.

Get this from a library! Jane and Prudence. [Barbara Pym] -- If Prudence Bates and Jane Cleveland seem an unlikely pair to be walking together at a reunion of old students in Oxford, neither of them is aware of it. Born a decade apart, their pupil and tutor. In Jane and Prudence, two very different women are friends. Jane was Prudence's tutor at college, so there's a bit of a generation gap, but they have remained friends. Jane is married with a daughter and Prudence is a glamorous spinster living in London and working /5(). How Jane Austen Considers Prudence. times more powerful than any Colin Firth monologue in “Pride and Prejudice.” But this is the entire climax of the book, because it turns Emma from the.   Jane and Prudence is an enjoyable trip into English village life. It is a gentle, engaging and funny. A great first book to read by a truly talented author, Miss Barbara Pym. LouisB, 01/12/ Subtle and charming The best of Barbara Pym. The characters are introspective, erudite but with many insecurities and foibles/5(24).