Melanie Kerr’s Novel Follies Past is a prequel to popular novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in 1813. I’ve encountered many fanfiction of Pride and Prejudice- in fact typing in “fanfiction” in google and Pride and Prejudicewill be one of the many stories that will post pop up. I must say that Follies Past is one of the few fanfiction that “works”.
Melanie Kerr definitely did her research in both the time era and Pride and Prejudice as she brought familiar characters to life. I’ve enjoyed reading Follies Past, meeting characters like Mr. Darcy once again. I believe Kerr did a splendid job giving more background information to these characters that flow nicely into the actual Pride and Prejudice story. The thing about Follies Past though is that it is a fanfiction prequel… therefore I felt like the story and author was limited to deliver something better. As I read the book, I wanted more out of it.
Highly recommended for Jane Austen fans.
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