The popularity of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice has ensured constant readership and various film and television adaptations. Madeline James addresses many of the inexplicable absences of the hero, Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy, from the pages of the novel. The Lost Diary presents Mr Darcy's view of Jane Austen's narrative. The picture is filled, the memorable scenes take on another dimension and the story unfolds beyond the confines of the original. The Diary starts, in line with Austen's first attempt, in 1796 and continues into another romantic climax.