When Elizabeth Bennet first met Mr. Darcy, she found him proud, distant, and rude—despite the other ladies' admiration of his estate in Derbyshire and ten thousand pounds a year. But what was Mr. Darcy thinking?
Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice has long stood among the most beloved novels of all time. The story of Elizabeth Bennet's blossoming romance with "haughty, reserved, and fastidious" Fitzwilliam Darcy has enchanted readers for nearly two centuries. Yet, Mr. Darcy has always remained an intriguing enigma—his thoughts, feelings, and motivations hidden behind a cold, impenetrable exterior . . . until now.
With the utmost respect for Austen's original masterwork, author Janet Aylmer loving retells Pride and Prejudice from a bold new perspective: seeing events as they transpire through the eyes of Darcy himself. One of world's great love stories takes on breathtaking new life, and one of fiction's greatest romantic heroes becomes even more sympathetic, compelling, attractive, and accessible, all through the imagination and artistry of a truly gifted storyteller.
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A blessing for Pride and Prejudice fans who have always craved more
I found this offering to be in the true spirit of the original Jane Austin classic. Like the author, I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time while a young girl in school. It immediately became my favorite and I reread it many, many times. Each time I finished the book, I was left wanting more.
Lately, I became aware of sequels or different points of view being written and have read a few. They have disappointed in that they were not true to the original characters. In Mr. Darcy's Passions, I found the characters thinking and feeling in ways that were too flowery and obsessive. Although that book offers more into the actual marriage, which I enjoyed, it was not believable in the way that Mr. Darcy's Story is.
Now, if we can just get the author to take up her pen again and tell us what became of the Bennets, Darcys, Bingleys and Collines, I would be very happy.
Although Darcy's Story seems to stick close to what Jane Austen had intended Pride and Prejudice to be, I could not help but feel that the entire book was just a bunch of quotes pulled from the original story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy with little creative insight added. For the most part the story flowed well but the beginning and the end seemed rushed and the conclusion left me dissatisfied and wishing for more detail.
Regret the buy
Pride and Prejudice is by far one of my favorite stories, and I like many others here looked forward to "a fresh perspective" of the masterpiece. This version has no insight whatsoever, regurgitates the same information, only this time, to top it off, it is poorly written and boring.