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Too many Americanisms,
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This review is from: Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman (Kindle Edition)
I started reading this book with high hopes as I have enjoyed several other Jane Austen spin offs. Initially it seemed to be very promising but as I got further into it there were an increasing number of American expressions used and 21st century ones at that! Did the writer forget what period the book was set in? After Darcy and Elizabeth get engaged they begin to behave in a manner which Darcy found unacceptable in Wickham and I do not believe that Elizabeth Bennet would contemplate. It was almost like reading an erotic novel, so if you like your Austen heroines to be pure do not read this book.
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Initial post: 21 Aug 2013 15:28:45 BDT
tiggrie AKA Sarah says:
Thanks, useful review - I will read the sample but appreciate the warning.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Mar 2014 12:59:45 GMT
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Karen Mitchell says:
I was just about to buy this book since the star rating is good and the first several reviews give it high praise. Things were looking good, until thankfully, I got to your review, which confirms exactly what I was hoping NOT to find....that this book, like too many other P&P re-writes and variations, contains Americanisms and modern day expressions.
For this reason I shall try a sample first, and see how it goes, and say many thanks to you for a good review.
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