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An Assembly Such as This - Pamela Aidan
An Assembly Such as This
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"She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me." So begins the timeless romance of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen's classic novel is beloved by millions, but little is revealed in the book about the mysterious and handsome hero, Mr. Darcy.... show more
"She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me." So begins the timeless romance of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen's classic novel is beloved by millions, but little is revealed in the book about the mysterious and handsome hero, Mr. Darcy. And so the question has long remained: Who is Fitzwilliam Darcy? In An Assembly Such as This, Pamela Aidan finally answers that long-standing question. In this first book of her Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, she reintroduces us to Darcy during his visit to Hertfordshire with his friend Charles Bingley and reveals Darcy's hidden perspective on the events of Pride and Prejudice. As Darcy spends more time at Netherfield supervising Bingley and fending off Miss Bingley's persistent advances, his unwilling attraction to Elizabeth grows -- as does his concern about her relationship with his nemesis, George Wickham. Setting the story vividly against the colorful historical and political background of the Regency, Aidan writes in a style comfortably at home with Austen but with a wit and humor very much her own. Aidan adds her own cast of fascinating characters to those in Austen's original, weaving a rich tapestry from Darcy's past and present. Austen fans and newcomers alike will love this new chapter of the most famous romance of all time.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743291347 (0743291344)
ASIN: 743291344
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 255
Edition language: English
Series: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman (#1)
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Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it
5.0 An Assembly Such As This: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman - How could I have forgotten this?
I will confess to an absolute weakness for P & P and Holmes pastiches. I love them (well, most of them...some of them...you have to take them one at a time), read every one I can get my hands on, and can even boost that my husband owns and has read two Mary Bennett focused ones. (I have yet to swipe...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
4.0
3.5 stars.Well, I saw "Darcy's POV" and I knew I had to check it out.It was good. Well written. Stays true to [b:Pride and Prejudice|1885|Pride and Prejudice|Jane Austen|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320399351s/1885.jpg|3060926]. I adored more on the friendship with Charles. I was smiling every time...
corrie
corrie rated it
This book does the same thing that another retelling I read of a Jane Austen novel from the man's point of view does -- provides too much detail about shit that does not matter to the story. Why did this retelling need to be broken up into THREE novels? Ridiculous. I was listening to the audiobook v...
Much About Books
Much About Books rated it
4.0 An Assembly Such as This: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman
An enchanting look at "Pride & Prejudice" from Mr. Darcy's point-of-view... or rather the first one-third of the story, anyway. Ms. Aidan does an admirable job of recreating the time and the story. She doesn't disappoint with her portrayal of Mr. Darcy - he is as true to form as ever. Yet some of th...
FRAILTY, Thy Name is Woman!
FRAILTY, Thy Name is Woman! rated it
4.0 Per orgoglio o per amore. Un romanzo di Fitzwilliam Darcy, gentiluomo
Lo ammetto ero molto restia a comprare questo romanzo... Alla fine me lo sono fatta prestare e, ammettiamolo, per fortuna!Sono rimasta piacevolmente sorpresa al punto che, adesso, sono alla ricerca di una copia da acquistare.Piacevole, ben scritto e piuttosto verosimile questa escursione nella mente...
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