The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy

The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy

Book - 2008
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Pride and Prejudice told from a delightfully different point of view. "The Holy Grail of P&P sequels." (Austenblog)

Originally published in the U.K., Mary Street's ingenious retelling of Jane Austen's classic story now makes its U.S. debut-to the delight of the fans of Austen's comic masterpiece of divine romance. In Fitzwilliam Darcy, Austen created the ultimate romantic hero. Yet Pride and Prejudice reveals little of Darcy's innermost thoughts. Here, Street unveils the true motives and mysteries of Elizabeth Bennet's enigmatic suitor. Through Darcy's eyes we discover the reality of his relationships with his sister Georgiana, his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam, the dastardly Wickham, his friend Bingley, and his formidable aunt, Lady Catherine. And of course, all his memorable encounters with Elizabeth, from that first view of her fine eyes to his disastrous proposal, and then to a pride and arrogance tempered by an unquenchable love.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2008.
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780425219904
Characteristics: 263 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 07, 2018

I found this book rather insipid, boring in fact. There were no new insights into character behaviour or motivations. I did not think it worth the effort of reading and towards the end was scanning sections that appeared to just be an exercise of rewriting an original text into first person. Obviously some find it enjoyable as previous reviews have mentioned, but if you choose to read it, I suggest you keep your expectations low.

Another_Opinion Jul 02, 2014

This is the best Darcy story I've read. I really did not care for the first person presentation, but it didn't really get in the way.

DanniOcean Mar 08, 2014

Blind Date with a Book comment: 1st impression - 9; Characters - 9; Story - 9. "Interesting story. Kept me in suspense"

StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With a Book Comment: "Not my cup of tea, I prefer authentic fiction"

Mar 01, 2012

This follows the original P&P faithfully, unlike some of the other books that tell Darcy's side of the story. Because of this, it is more believable than most others, but it also means that there are no real surprises. I think it would have been better in third-person perspective, rather than first-person, but it was still a good read.

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