Darcy as a wealthy young man of sense and education, as well as considerable worldly experience--not at all uncommon for Regency era gentlemen of his social standing.
He is his own master. He enjoys his lifestyle and has no particular desire to marry at all.
That is, until he renews his acquaintance with Miss Elizabeth Bennet--her own circumstances greatly diminished pursuant to the sudden and tragic death of her father. Darcy's journey from a man who, indeed, is proud and haughty, to one who seeks to please a woman worthy of being pleased. P O Dixon writes Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice adaptations with one overriding purpose in mind-falling in love with Darcy and Elizabeth again and again.
Her initial exposure to Pride and Prejudice was in I can't admonish a 28 year old man for his "personal" choices within his "love life. I enjoyed the way this book ended This was a quick and easy read that fed right into the next book, "What He Would Not Do," which I anxiously began reading right after this book. Mar 07, Talia rated it liked it. Not fond of animosity from Lizzy to the Colonel or Darcy being a rake but still a good story. I reread this today and have to stick with my three stars.
I did like some of Darcy's later reflections on women's welfare but not enough to change the rating. The happy outcome was worth the angst of getting there. That Darcy loved Elizabeth Bennet from the very start of their acquaintance, but not being able to act on it because of duty to his family, was destroying him to be without her.
To Have His Cake (and Eat It Too): Mr. Darcy's Tale
Bingley however, must not have had his heart to engaged with Jane, because in a matter of months he married someone from town To Have His Cake and Eat It Too: Bingley however, must not have had his heart to engaged with Jane, because in a matter of months he married someone from town. Even though Lady Matlock was setting him up with young ladies from the Ton, his heart's desire was in Hertfordshire or so he thought.
When he finds out Mr. Bennet and Lydia were killed dealing with Wickham, he sends an investigator out to find her. Once he knows where she is in London, he sets out to talk with her. Knowing that he can't have her but wants her close, he offers her the position of being Georgiana's companion during her coming out Season.
She accepts after meeting with Georgiana, but still butt heads over misunderstandings. Lord Harry Stafford asks for Georgiana's hand, and Darcy agrees to courtship because he'd like Georgiana to have second Season and if they both felt the same way, he'd give his consent.
Not looking forward to that day since he'd lose not only Georgiana, but Elizabeth as well. Upon Georgiana's marry, Lizzy gets ready to move back with the Gardiners. Darcy in an effort to keep her where she knows where she is offers to by her a home complete with servants, provide a carriage, and a pension. He cannot see why Elizabeth is so upset at his offer. In this version, Lizzy writes the letter and has her ladies maid deliver it after she leaves. He is angry, furious, and dumbfounded by her words. Only after reading it and committing it to memory, does he realize what the impact of his offer suggests.
Once more the poor man needs to apologize for his actions. The trip with Gardiners takes them to view Pemberley. Reynolds is glad to see her because she knows the Master loves her. When she goes out to see Bella, she runs into Darcy. Knowing that he has been given a second chance, decides to follow his heart's desire and asks Elizabeth to marry him.
She says yes, and they plan to marry in a week. After a painful discussion, Richard agrees to back him, because he knows his cousin has changed for the better, but Lord and Lady Matlock are upset. Seeing that her nephew plans to cut all ties to the family, Lady Matlock agrees to support his decision. When they arrive for the wedding, the Matlocks see how much he's changed and how happy he is.
Finally this part of his family supports his decision. Lady Catherine however is another story. Being away from Rosings, she gets her letter late, rushes off to Pemberley to stop the wedding and is beside herself to find out the wedding was two weeks ago, and they are on their honeymoon trip. Bennet is really hateful to Lizzy throughout this version more so than most stories, and even though she's back at Longbourn, she is not happy.
Collins comes through in the end. A lot going on with the death of Mr. This book diverges very early on from Pride and Prejudice. Also, Lydia elopes with Wickham much earlier, leading to her and Mr Bennet's death, and ultimately Wickham's too. All this happens right at the beginning of the book, so don't worry that I'm spoiling it This book diverges very early on from Pride and Prejudice.
All this happens right at the beginning of the book, so don't worry that I'm spoiling it for you. So, Lizzy is staying with the Gardiners and looking for a post as a governess, to help support her family.
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Darcy has heard of the family's change in circumstances from Lady C at his easter visit to her, and he comes to find her, to offer her the role of companion to Georgiana who is a couple of years older, and much less shy in this version. His motive is to make sure she's alright, as much as anything, but it's poorly thought through. Almost immediately he finds it difficult to have her living in his house because she's way below the status he'd need in a wife but his feelings for her are getting stronger all the time. I thought Darcy was portrayed interestingly in this version.
He's very much a rake, known for flirting and playing with women's affections in town, and also he is a frequenter of brothels. He is very self-absorbed, pretty selfish and likes to be in control, which Lizzy finds frustrating to deal with.
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It's not hard to forgive his selfishness though, as it mostly stems from his feelings for her, even though he is putting his feelings before her happiness. On the downside, I felt that Elizabeth didn't really fight very hard to keep him at a physical distance, I thought she might have been more cautious in her circumstances. Also, there were a few words which I think were either too modern or Americanisms e. Darcy's Tale by P.
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Dixon is an alternative telling of how Elizabeth and Darcy fall in love by taking a very different path to get there than how Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice. It starts with the premise that George Wickham and Mr.
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Bennett end up dying after shooting each other along with Lydia. Bennett and her daughters. Elizabeth moves in with the Gardners, and Mrs. Bennett, Mary and Kitty move in with Mrs. Bingley marries a woman from the Ton soon after departing Netherfield, and Jane is now a nanny for a family in Scotland. If these events were not strange enough, Darcy is a renown rake in London with no particular desire to marry at all. Along with his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam, Darcy frequently goes carousing and visits a brothel. Darcy invites Elizabeth to Pemberly to be a companion for his sister Georgiana, who needs to overcome her severe shyness so she can experience a successful season when she is introduced to society next year.
Pearl Hewitt did an outstanding job narrating, as she did with other books written by P. She really brings the characters to life giving each one their own distinct voice. I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest unbiased review. Apr 14, Brittany rated it it was ok Shelves: This one just wasn't a winner for me.
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O Dixon did a nice job, but the story in itself just didn't draw me in. I guess one of my biggest complaints is Darcy was off for me. Darcy as a wealthy young man of sense and education, as well as considerable worldly experience--not at all uncommon for Regency era gentlemen of his social standing. He is his own master. He enjoys his lifestyle and has no particular desire to marry at all. That is, until he renews his acquaintance with Miss Elizabeth Bennet--her own circumstances greatly diminished pursuant to the sudden and tragic death of her father. To Have His Cake and Eat It Too tells of Darcy's journey from a man who, indeed, is proud and haughty, to one who seeks to please a woman worthy of being pleased.
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