- File Size: 706 KB
- Print Length: 91 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 24, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XVCCYHM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,565 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Mr Darcy's Discovery Kindle Edition
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One day after going shopping, Elizabeth decided to walk back to Gracechurch Street. On the way, she meets up with an accident, and so happens, right outside Mr Darcy's house.
The rest of the short tale tells about her recovering at Darcy House and what happens there, which I will not spoil. I only have 4 minor issues.
1. It's too short!!!
2. When Darcy and Col Fitzwilliam first discuss Elizabeth and how Darcy knows her, Col Fitzwilliam is a snob and states Darcy needs to stick to his circle. But later, only a few days later, he is all warm and congratulatory.
3. Elizabeth's quick switch in regard. Just too soon!!
4. Yes, Caroline got scorned, but nothing more!!!
I would highly recommend this tale if your in the mood for a short but pleasant P&P variation.
She is invited to stay with Jane at her aunt's and uncle's and it is while she is out with the maidservant, Hannah, shopping for sundry items with which to produce a home version of the play, Beauty & the Beast, (with her young cousins) that Elizabeth is knocked down & injured by a startled horse...in front of Darcy's town house as she has decided to walk home.
Ironically it is the Colonel who is there to soften her fall and take her into Darcy's house...where he, upon seeing a comatose woman, has all the consequences of not having courted her and won her flash before his eyes. She stirs, he is relieved and thus a doctor is sent for and she must not be moved. The Colonel has seen that ashen complexion on Darcy's face and concludes that this is no passing stranger and pries the connection out of him. But Richard's reaction is similar to what Darcy had, himself, thought in the past. Her low connections and lack of a dowry will not do.
The Elizabeth in this story has (again?) very definite loathing towards Darcy and has to be convinced for the sake of her injured state of health to remain at his house for a few days. Thus she has a chance to see the "Bingley" situation come to the fore, to meet the "proud & haughty" Georgiana Darcy and also to observe and discuss with her aunt the behaviors of Darcy and past actions and/or gossip on which she judged him.
My complaint with this is: first that OCD is left unchaperoned when others go for a walk near the end of the story, as well as when the rest of the household retires for the night. That may be minor but then matters between Darcy and Elizabeth come to a happy ending much too quickly IMO. The conclusion was rushed, in other words.
Elizabeth is portrayed as hanging onto her adverse opinions about Mr. Darcy very tightly. It takes some persuasion by Aunt Gardiner with questions about Elizabeth's reasoning to make her consider another outlook as to Mr. Darcy's actions and words.
This was a short sweet read with nothing new in the way of angst. What little tension there is happens to be dealt with quickly and happily.
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