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- Print Length: 275 pages
- Publication Date: June 22, 2018
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07DTHVFLP
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Nearly everyone kept doing really stupid things. So was it a comedy? Satire?
Was it a classic angst story? Didn’t seem to be any angst except whether or not Darcy would give up chasing Lizzy who was so proud of her view of the world and would not listen to anyone with a different interpretation of what was happening. So we had a not very impertinent Lizzy who instead was proud, stubborn and didn’t give two shakes about the real Darcy.
Darcy was his regular proud self who kept chasing Lizzy, with no skill whatever. I mean really, how often is he going to shrug off another humiliation. Not much give and take between Lizzy and Darcy. He always gives, she always takes.
When Darcy doesn’t know what to do he falls back on duty and honor and tries to do the right thing. The Colonel sees that, Bingley see that, Jane sees that Lizzy either doesn’t see that or care about it.
It was a maddening story. Everyone acted so mean, or stupid, or odd I couldn’t find anyone to root for or care for. Maybe I’ll try reading it again in a month and will understand what I was missing the first time through.
A page-turner this is not. This book piggybacked multiple manufactured crises onto Lydia’s elopement, leaving the reader feeling, so what? The lack of proofreading reaches epic proportions, making the tale even harder to consume. To wit, “Jane, as a dutiful daughter, had indeed apologised to her mother the previous evening, but only after Elizabeth had smothered her Mamma’s ruffled feathers.”
There are also major logistical flaws: Darcy rides alongside the Collins’ carriage from Meryton to Hunsford, landing at Point B by midday. No carriage the Collinses would have had would have gone faster than 7mph; with breaks to change horses, it’s an all day trip. More integral to the book, Lydia doesn’t take a period of mourning, let alone wear black. She’s attending social events the week after burying Wickham! Jane and Elizabeth haven’t let a mourning period prevent them from entertaining proposals. Finally, how on earth does Lydia’s elopement not become news? Caroline would have heard of it somewhere, and she would have put two and two together when she heard the wedding date.
I must point out a couple of black marks on Darcy’s character. Though nebulous if the practice continues to its current master, the Pemberley fortune grew from plantations in the West Indies and the American South. Darcy, Sr, if not Darcy himself, thus owned slaves. Also of note: in the library, Elizabeth returns to the shelf a book about sheep husbandry. Mr Darcy: “The books more suited to a female reader can be found at the far end of the library.” No Lizzy I know would let him get away with that sexist comment.
The book contained a clever whistleblower; unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the aftermath of that action as it pertained to the character’s personal relationships. It didn’t deserve a lot of explanation, but a paragraph or two would have sufficed.
Props, though, to a Jane who tells off her mother and a Miss de Bourgh who can see the good in said Mrs Bennet.