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A Brilliant Read,
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This review is from: The Darcys - Scenes from a Married Life - After Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
This book not only shows scenes from the married life of the Darcy's it also gives us a glimps at the beginning of their courtship. What I liked most was that the writer had gived Mr Darcy a background which Jane Austen had not done in her wonderful book she explains reasons why he was looking for someone who would be faithful to the marriage vows. This was because many of the ton at that time were not both men and women had affairs especially the carlton house set which Darcy in his younger years had belonged to. She also mentions a mistress who loves him but he ends his relationship because of his love for Lizzy. I loved all the new characters she introduces they are all so well thought out and also you can imagine them in regency era. The different scenes all show the happiness which they have in their marriage, and you can see in many ways the softening of his character as at first he wanted to stop Lizzy's walks on her own but does not. Colonel Fitzwilliams parents are like many I have read about who lived in the regency era, the Earl and his son are typical males of the era and the Countess is more like the Colonel but seems resigned to the fact what her husband like many of her sex in regency times. Her and Lizzy become firm friends. The book is a wonderful insight not just into the marriage of the Darcy's but also to some of regency life, when the Colonel marries his parents will not have anything to do with his wife as she is a daughter of a store keeper even though she is as rich or even richer than his parents only Lizzy and Darcy except them willingly. Of course Jane Bingley and many others of the p&p characters or in the book.
I recommend this book to anyone who would love to know what happens after Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice.
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