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- Print Length: 372 pages
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- Publication Date: February 2, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MZGRW43
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Darcy and Bingley, on horseback, have encountered Elizabeth and Jane just prior to Elizabeth's removal of her shoes and stockings. Darcy is enchanted with Elizabeth and has no issue with her removing her shoes and stockings. During the Regency era, Elizabeth's behavior would have shocked Darcy, not enchanted him.
Georgiana is described as so thoughtful and wise that Darcy seeks her "wisdom" more often than she asks for his help, even though she is only 16.
The author struggles with diction. The author adds "big" words to the characters' conversation (e.g. "magnanimous") in an apparent attempt to make the characters sound authentic per canon.
In summary, the diffident diction distracts from the limited story line. The characters are poorly drawn and one-dimensional. Likewise the historical inaccuracies detract from any enjoyment that one might otherwise derive from reading this book.
Although the main characters are the same there is little to resemble canon in events going forth. In fact the latter part of the book is all about how four young ladies are debuting. We have Anne de Bourgh, Mary and Kitty Bennet and Georgiana. So we read all about how many parties and dinners are planned, their wardrobe needs, how the dance partners are decided, (especially the first dance at each event) and even who came to call during "at-home" hours the next day. And in the end there are a few weddings.
Darcy and Elizabeth meet by accident in London when a Gardiner cousin is almost trampled by Darcy's horse. Jane and she have been sharing governess duties for their aunt and uncle as the couple searches for a new governess. So the two couples meet early and fall in love fairly quickly. I missed the part in which we read about touches, looks, the shiver up the spine, the lingering kisses which make knees melt. This story does tell how blown away certain people are by another person's looks but does not zero in on that. Do more than tell me he thinks she is the most beautiful person in all of England...of course, that does tie in with "Darcy's luck" but I want it to be more tantalizing.
Mr. Bennet early on becomes a much more demanding father and soon Mrs. Bennet follows his lead. The girls (and here I was a little incredulous) were set on a course of education and learned languages, music, conversation, etc. in a matter of one year.
I have to say that the best part was the author's naming various classical pieces which were played at dances or concerts or even by Anne or Georgiana. I pulled those up on YouTube and listened while I read. (For example: Beethoven sonatas: the Eighth and the “Pathetique”.) I am not a musician so appreciate introductions to excellent works.
If you enjoy (almost) all things Darcy, you'll really like this book. Some minor editing errors were noticed but not enough to detract from the lovely storyline.