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The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy Hardcover – 30 Apr 1999
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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.
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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 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.
It is well written and in a style wholly suited to P&P, making it a plausible and enjoyable read, and one far superior to many of the P&P adaptations out there!
At last we get inside Mr Darcy's head. We are treated to a view of the whole tale direct from the man himself, since it is written in the first person. Now we are given all the reasons WHY he says and does all that we read of him in the original P&P, gaining personal insight into the delightful, charming, and not, after all, insensitive, man behind the haughty mask.
It is a book I could (and probably will) read again and again.
on the plus side it was a very easy read (if you have read P+P you have already read half of it) and was very loyal to the book, there were no obvious bloopers in it and the language was apt.
its an easy quick read but a pale imitation of Pamela Aidens' rewrites
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.
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