- Hardcover: 286 pages
- Publisher: Revive Publishing; 1st, First Edition, First Printing edition (1 Jan. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0965429903
- ISBN-13: 978-0965429900
- Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.8 x 3.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,035,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Desire and Duty Hardcover – 1 Jan 1999
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From the Author
We appreciate the overwhelming number of favorable comments
We appreciate the overwhelming number of favorable comments received for Desire and Duty. It has been awarded first prize in the 1998 Small Press Book Awards and the Silver Award for fiction with the Colorado Publishers. Knowledgeable critics (from Britain) have few criticisms. We find the few criticisms made to often be in error when discussed.Often the criticism involves something Jane Austen also did. A major Jane Austen critic from the UK has consented to review the screenplay of Desire and Duty.The authors are happy to discuss any perceived "error" by e-mail.
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Top Customer Reviews
And Darcy and Elizabeth? their development is even worse. Darcy seems to resemble a soft grandfather with advice and cookies waiting, and Elizabeth-- we all know she's a very intelligent and caring person-- but the sense of softness in this book just disgusts me. Even if they both were married in the end and found true love, their personality could not have changed 360 degrees.
Basically the only relation between this story and Pride and Prejudice are the characters names. If you want a sequel to the famous novel, do not read this book because it is a waste of time and will undoubtedly make you weep at the differences between the books.
All these qualities have been overlooked in this terrible book. It veers from being entirely laughable to totally unreadable in the childlike style of writing...
Suffice it to say I will not be buying the next installment 'Virtue and Vanity' (even the titles are affected and predictable). I cannot say enough that is bad about this book and it gets a big fat zero as far as I'm concerned.
...I honestly don't think these authors could possibly have read any Jane Austen. I'm sure they have based their books purely on the 1995 BBC series (surely an insult to that fine series!)
I reiterate, don't waste your time.!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was quite excited when I first heard about this book. Imagine my disappointment when I actually read it. Neither wit nor cleverness were to be found anywhere within its pages. Read morePublished on 3 Jun. 1999
Desire and Duty is a delightful sequel to Pride and Prejudice. The characters and story line are entertaining and engaging. Read morePublished on 24 Mar. 1999
I received the book as a gift and was very pleased with it.I feel that the writer's did a very good job picking up where Jane Austin left off. Read morePublished on 17 Mar. 1999
I number among those who consider DESIRE & DUTY a travesty, and I resent suggestions by admirers of the book that we aren't "TRUE" fans of Jane Austen and "need... Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 1999
As a reader so enamored of Austen's talent and characters that I will read everything that even hints of a connection, I was at first delighted to find Desire and Duty. Read morePublished on 13 Feb. 1999