An Assembly Such as This

An Assembly Such as This

A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman

Book - 2006
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He's the fascinating romantic lead in what is perhaps the most enduringly popular novel in the English language. Yet Jane Austen reveals tantalizingly little about him, nor does she ever give readers insight into his take on the action of the book. And so the question has long remained: who is Fitzwilliam Darcy?

In the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, Pamela Aidan vividly imagines the world of Fitzwilliam Darcy- a world of which Jane Austen offers only a few tantalizing glimpses in Pride & Prejudice. In An Assembly Such as This-the first book of her trilogy-which culminates with the disastrous ball at Netherfield Park, Aidan allows us to see the Bennets and the Bingleys through Darcy's eyes. As we learn about his complicated past, we begin to understand how such a seemingly arrogant man could be transformed into Elizabeth's ideal husband.

Set vividly against the colorful historical and political background of Regency England, Aidan adds her own characters to Pride and Prejudice's beloved cast, weaving a rich tapestry from Darcy's past and present that will leave readers on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the next installment of the trilogy.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone Book, 2006, c2003
ISBN: 9780743291347
0743291344
Branch Call Number: AID
Characteristics: 246 p

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70greengirl
Sep 18, 2012

A nice spin off read of Pride & Predjudice! I am enjoying reading the story from Darcy's point of view. Aidan has done a great job of bringing me into an “Austen” like world.

soblessed59 Jul 02, 2011

I totally enjoyed this twist on Pride And Prejudice told from Darcy's point of view.

The language and manner of speaking is the same as in the Jane Austen classic.

I could not stand Mrs. Bennet or Caroline Bingley,but Darcy's valet Fletcher is a riot,and I love this Darcy.

This is only 1/3 of the Pride And Prejudice story,hence there are 2 more volumes by Pamela Aiden that i am looking forward to reading!

Highly recommended to those who love Pride And Prejudice and who think they would enjoy reading Darcy's POV.I don't believe Pamela Aiden's version can be topped.

baydawg Jun 06, 2011

I enjoy the trilogy, and agree that the second title is weaker. The pleasure in the second one is the developing relationship between Mr. Darcy and his valet. This isn't often pursued in JAFF, and I found it very entertaining.

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e_long
Apr 20, 2011

I thought this first one was good. I like the concept, but like WendyGD, I think stretching it into a trilogy too bad. The second one wasn't nearly as well done.

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WendyGD
Apr 19, 2011

This was an enjoyable book, telling the Pride & Prejudice story from Mr. Darcy's point of view. Unfortunately, this is the first of a trilogy, and the other two books aren't as good.

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DeanneDiy
Apr 14, 2011

A great tale concentrating on Darcy and the time he met the lovely Elizabeth

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AJ_in_CoMo
Mar 21, 2011

This trio of books is perfect for the person who finished P&P and thought only "I wish there was more Darcy!!!!"

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