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The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy Paperback – 30 Jan 2009
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About the Author
Mary Street was born in Heanor, Derbyshire. Her interest in writing began whilst in hospital following a road traffic accident. She has written several novels all of which have been published by Robert Hale. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I bought Janet Aylmer's "Darcy's Story" a while back and liked it, but it didn't stand up to repeated readings. This book, however, does. I have indeed read it several times, simply because I think that Mary Street has really gotten into Darcy's head and understands what makes him tick. The reasons she come up with for many of his actions are more than plausible, and they are reasons, and actions, I truly believe Jane Austen would have approved of. I have lent it to Austen-phile friends who also enjoyed it.
It is a quick read, and is well worth the wait it takes to receive it. I will not reveal the ending except to say that it is absolutely adorable, and I can't even think about it without getting a goofy grin on my face.
I enjoyed this much more realistic view of Mr Darcy, and found it to be a better read than The Diary of Henry Fitzwilliam Darcy it did not quote too much from the book as others have done, all I can say is well done to the Author.
It's not a perfect book by any means, but it's well-written, nicely paced and best of all, it offers some interesting insights and perspectives where Mr. Darcy is concerned. Mary Street proffers some nice ideas on why Darcy does (and says) some of the things he does in the book - I won't reveal them here so as not to spoil the book for anyone, but they're almost all plausible and interesting to read. One or two I found a bit jarring, but not horribly so. I love that Mr Darcy in this book is recognisable as the Darcy from the original book, and I really enjoyed the writer's refined, but not excessively formal, style.
All in all, I found this a very enjoyable read - not particularly exciting perhaps, but very enjoyable and a great reminder of why I fell in love with Austen's original.
I enjoyed it very much! I, too, was left smiling at the end.
=> Pride and Prejudice is told from the view of Elizabeth Bennett, told the story of her relationship with Mr. Darcy and how it progresses to eventual love and marriage.
But what of Mr. Darcy? What of his thoughts and opinions? After all he was a main character, he must have had his side of the story to tell. And that is exactly what Confessions of Fitzwilliam Darcy says. It tells of the strange way he was first drawn to Elizabeth, how he tried to conquer that infatuation, him failing to do so, and getting his heart crushen when Elizabeth rejected him so painfully. But even his pride, his arogance, and his high sense of self propriety were nothing compared to the unextinguishable love for Lizzy he still ferventy keeps close in his heart....
ps. i seemed to notice i gave confessions 5 stars while the average was 4. Pride and prejudice is a great book, especally for those girls whose hearts throb whenever they her a whisper of the name darcy... so i suppose this is the reason for the extra star. :0)but in all due respect to mary street, this book deserves it more than enough.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this very much. It is really no more than Pride & Prejudice told through Darcy's eyes, but it is well done and, unlike others I have read, fairly convincing. Read morePublished 16 months ago by libraryladyuk
Wonderful read; very true to P&P. A few Americanisms, such as 'fall' rather than autumn, and 'oh my!' but forgivable. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Loves reading
Very easy read. Don't expect an exceptionally well written novel or the next Booker Prize winner, but it is an enoyable read.Published 19 months ago by HR
Three cheers for a JAff book mercifully free from howlers and modern Americanisms! [They never fail to wreck the illusion of being in Regency England ] I particularly enjoyed the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by LassofFyvie
This is definitely one of the best P&P adaptations available, in my opinion, and I thoroughly recommend it! Read morePublished on 7 Sept. 2014 by Karen M
A fantastic read, a chance to see behind the projected mask of Mr Darcy to find a man so devoted to Elizabeth that he did all that he could to eventually secure her love for him.Published on 3 Feb. 2014 by Lisa Wormald
I was extremely dissapointed with this book. It was like I was reading the script to the BBC DVD. There was little new input. Read morePublished on 14 Nov. 2013 by M. Stone