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4.0 out of 5 stars Close Reading, 21 July 2006
This review is from: These Three Remain; Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman, Book Three (Paperback)
As I concur with most comments by "Speedy Reader 2" I'd just like to add some further remarks:

* First and foremost, Ms Aidans books taught me to pay closer attention to the original text than I did before: The ways she lets Darcy react to Elizabeth catches nuances and undercurrents in E's dialogue that I had missed before. This holds especially true for Vol. 1.

* Using Darcy's point of view throughout is a nice touch; as an example, he never learns about Mr Collins's proposal to E.

* The fact that Aidan's books are fully centered on Darcy makes the grave and sometimes ponderous prose somewhat more understandable and palatable.

* It is a pity that the trilogy ends with a glaring mistake: the wedding of Darcy and Elizabeth - only. The '95 film from which Ms Aidan borrows so liberally has got it right; there is a double marriage - quoting from Austen: "Happy ... was the day on which Mrs Bennet got rid of her two most deserving daughters."

Nevertheless, all in all I can promise afficionades some pleasurable hours of reading.
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