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Darcy's Story


 On Sale: 03/08/2006
 Formats:     Trade paperback
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When Elizabeth Bennet first met Mr. Darcy, she found him proud, distant, and rude—despite the other ladies' admiration of his estate in Derbyshire and ten thousand pounds a year. But what was Mr. Darcy thinking?

Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice has long stood among the most beloved novels of all time. The story of Elizabeth Bennet's blossoming romance with "haughty, reserved, and fastidious" Fitzwilliam Darcy has enchanted readers for nearly two centuries. Yet, Mr. Darcy has always remained an intriguing enigma—his thoughts, feelings, and motivations hidden behind a cold, impenetrable exterior . . . until now.

With the utmost respect for Austen's original masterwork, author Janet Aylmer loving retells Pride and Prejudice from a bold new perspective: seeing events as they transpire through the eyes of Darcy himself. One of world's great love stories takes on breathtaking new life, and one of fiction's greatest romantic heroes becomes even more sympathetic, compelling, attractive, and accessible, all through the imagination and artistry of a truly gifted storyteller.


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Critical Praise for Darcy's Story

"Austen fans will want to order this delectable crumpet ASAP so they can again witness Elizabeth Bennet’s charms."
— USA Today
Reader Reviews from FirstLook

"Such a fine little book. Ms Aylmer has preserved so much of Jane Austen's original texture and style . . . the viewpoint of Mr Darcy gives one such a feeling of satisfaction at the end of the novel. When I originally finished Pride and Prejudice I kept wanting more, this little book gave me the more."
— Barb (Downers Grove, IL)

ISBN: 9780061148705; ISBN10: 0061148709; Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks ; On Sale: 03/08/2006; Format: Trade paperback; Trimsize: 5 5/16 x 8; Pages: 288; $17.50; Ages: 18 and Up; BISAC1:FIC000000

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