In 2002, two amateur Jane Austen scholars stumbled upon a hidden cache of manuscript pages and made an extraordinary literary discovery: lost scenes from Jane Austen’s novels that reveal an altogether different dimension to her oeuvre. Hidden by Jane Austen’s younger sister Cassie in 1818, these missing pages throw an entirely new light on all of Austen’s work, making explicit the latent and repressed sexuality that underlies much of her fiction.
“Arielle Eckstut brings her ready imagination to conjuring the sex scenes that Austen was not able to provide; she can write as if this were homage rather than desecration.”
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“Make of Pride and Promiscuity what you will, but it’s so impudently indulgent, so wantonly imaginative, only a killjoy could dismiss it with a sniff.”
“Eckstut, I mean of course, Austen, has not gone over the top… she has stayed faithful to both tone and characters. Reader, it works.”
“A parody to delight Austen aficionados”
“A wickedly funny collection that satirises the Austen oeuvre yet also manages to play implicit homage by echoing her incomparable style with astonishing fidelity.”
Elsa Solendar, President Of The Jane Austen Society
ARIELLE ECKSTUT began her lifelong love affair with Jane Austen at the age of five. Since then she has written over 150 critical essays on the great authoress (although none, as of yet, have been published) and maintains one of the largest collections of authentic Austenian period costumes in Northern California. In her spare time Arielle is a literary agent with the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency.