Monday, 7 April 2014
Q: Do I need to read Pride and Prejudice before I read Follies Past?
A: It is not at all necessary. Because my book takes place before Pride and Prejudice, there is nothing you need to know before reading it.
However, if you do plan to read Pride and Prejudice one day, you might want to do so before reading Follies Past, only because reading Follies Past might spoil Pride and Prejudice. It gives away some of the surprises in Pride and Prejudice, discoveries about the past that are crucial to the suspense of the plot.
But I suspect that anyone who has any interest in reading my book probably already knows at least the bare essentials of the plot of Pride and Prejudice, if not all the lines from the mini series. And if they just want to read it because they are my friend, but they know nothing about Jane Austen or Pride and Prejudice, then they probably don't care about a few spoilers.
So, in brief, no. You don't have to read Pride and Prejudice to enjoy Follies Past.