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Desire and Duty,
By A Customer
This review is from: Desire and Duty (Hardcover)
This book is so disappointing. Georgiana is portrayed in such a way as to leave the reader without any appreciation of her personality, she is so disinteresting. The story is written partly from the perspective of a narrator and partly from Georgiana's perspective, whichever is the case, this is a book that does not warrant investment. If this girl fell in love with Wickham and had planned to elope with him in the original work, then surely Georgiana is slightly more spirited than she is portrayed here. Darcy and Lizzy have become washed out figures, reflecting none of the passion that Jane Austen had created. If you long to continue the passion that Jane Austen created, "the Bar Sinister" is an excellent follow on, while not faithful to the polite restraint of the original (it is quite daring,the phrase and expression are humourous and Austenesque. Buy "The Bar Sinister" for a convincing continuation of the intricately depicted characters of Pride and Prejudice.