An Assembly Such as This
"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.
Publish date: June 6th 2006
Pages no: 255
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
Series: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman (#1)
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...
I have loved Pride and Prejudice for years, one of my top "re-reads." This book is a re-imagining of the story from Darcy's point of view. And after reading it, I have come to the realisation that he was never my favourite character in the story.And it's not just because of the pride thing - though...
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...
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...
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...