- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 4657 KB
- Print Length: 406 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: L. L. Diamond (25 Dec. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GRDP8VU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #299,724 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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With a no nonsense approach we get straight into this story. After Elizabeth's failed marriage to an alcoholic wife beater, Greg Wickham, (oh why does that not surprise me!) Elizabeth turns up on Jane and Bingley's door step battered, bruised and about to give birth. Fast forward two years and Lizzy is ready to move on, taking possession of an antebellum house called Longbourn, which was left to her by her aunt Gardiner. At the same time Darcy returns from England and is staying at Jane and Bingley's guest house.
It was the blend of old and new, Austen's original dialogue and constant nods towards canon that endeared me to the story. The mixture of traditional and modern continued seamlessly throughout. For example when Darcy, Richard and Bingley would retire to Bingley's study for glasses of scotch it reminded me of the Regency customs of propriety. Darcy was always the gentleman holding car doors open, (heck any door for that matter) offering his coat and the list of gentlemanly gestures went on!!
Darcy offends Lizzy as per usual and instead of the grand gesture of saving Lydia, he has another grand gesture in mind. This goes some way towards making amends for his proud, haughty and insulting behaviour, wow 200 hundred years later and nothings changed!Read more ›
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GOOD ADAPTATION OF THE ORIGINAL PRIDE AND PREJUDICE KEEPING THE READER ENTERTAINED THROUGHOUT . STRONG CHARACTERS CONTAINED WITHIN THE WHOLE STORYPublished on 26 Jan. 2014 by angela