Considering George: Being a Sequel to Miss Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Two Gentlemen Friends


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SKU: 9781519128096 Categories: , ,
Author: Seale, Henry Grahame, Peter
Publication Date: 11/09/2015
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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A couple of years ago, we sat down and wondered why George Wickham, with all his privileges in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, would turn out to be such a conflicted guy who made so many bad decisions and was full of resentment. We thought of our own lives, and it became clear: when Considering George, we find he has all the peripheral disturbing attributes of, not all, but so many Gay men of any generation. Unrequited love, poor life choices, and all the internalized affects of oppression. It was grave indeed in early 19th century England when a man could be executed for his romantic interests. But alas, we are still seeing such horrible homophobia today in many parts of the world. Strides we have made, even Gay marriage, but the battle is far from won. Many still suffer. In Considering George, we give young Mr. Wickham a chance to explain himself, discover himself, and find a lasting love. The transformation comes with a child-and the man with whom he will share his life. “Grahame and Seale capture Jane Austin’s world so expertly that one frequently forgets one is not reading a work by Austin herself. A heroic evocation of the struggle of individuals in a straitened and at times suffocating society to find and be true to themselves.” -Rand Lee, acclaimed author of numerous works of fantasy and science fiction.