Darcy's Story: Pride and Prejudice Told From A Whole New Perspective, written by Janet Aylmer


Reviewed by Lisa

“Darcy’s Story” attempts to explain the motives, actions and feelings of Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice." To make this more realistic, the author has lifted many conversations from the original and has also recreated whole scenes from Darcy's point of view. I was looking forward to this book as a lover of "Pride & Prejudice" but was disappointed. The writing was not particularly exceptional, the author frequently used the device of recapping bits of conversation which I found unnecessary, and, in the end, I didn't feel like the author had given me anything more than what I may have mentally penciled in regarding Darcy. The book is a quick read and lovers of Austen will likely still enjoy it merely because it gives you a chance to revisit beloved characters.

Type: Fiction, 288 pages; Trade Paperback

Synopsis:
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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1 comment

  1. If you are a Pride and Prejudice fan, you will like reading the story from Mr. Darcy's perspective. Very easy and enjoyable read. Because of the author's writing style, I found it actually helped me understand different the original version better.

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