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Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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  • Posted September 4, 2010

    Dissention and Dysfunction ***Spoiler***

    I love a little dissention & dysfunction, but this P&P continuation takes it too far - to the extent that I no longer grasp the central theme of the book. I just felt like there were too many lives being followed at one time and that the main characters' lives were constantly plagued by ridiculously dramatic events (such as Lydia and Wickham getting syphillis or Kitty dying suddenly). Street introduces too many characters with so many ideas that many lack enough detail. I am amazed that she was able to cram all of her ideas into one book. I could not even identify with Elizabeth; Street's Elizabeth actually seeks the good opinion of the elitist London society. She flirts with other men to get a rise out of Darcy who does nothing but offer the occasional reproach and glare. This does not seem consistent with the Elizabeth nor the Darcy described in P&P. Nevertheless, I will say that her new characters were interesting and that I would have liked to learn more about them.

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  • Posted October 20, 2008

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    A worthy sequel

    There is a whole cottage industry of sequels to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Some are good and some are not so good. This book falls in the "good" category. The flavor and voice used by Halstead is much like the original and is quite fun to read. I have one slight quibble. Austen's Mrs. Bennett seemed to me to be a bumbling, uncouth, but well-meaning woman. Halstead's Mrs. Bennett seems a little cruel and uncaring. I don't think this is what the author meant, but it is what came across. <BR/><BR/>The other characters ring quite true. Even the little spats Elizabeth and Darcy have seem to be a natural result of their personalities as described by Austen. After all, marriage doesn't mean that lives will immediately run smoothly. <BR/><BR/>All in all, this is a highly recommended book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2008

    Quirky story with true Austen tones

    I've read many Austen sequel's, some of them pretty awful. This book is one of the better attempts at continuing the story. The author captures the playfulness of Darcy and Elizabeth while keeping the story line appropriate to the original time the book was written. It's one I would read again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2007

    Super-Wowan Elizabeth!

    I started this book with high hopes. I was extremely disappionted! We rarly hear Lizzy's personal thoughts, only what other people think about her. Lizzy is not the girl we fell in love with in Pride and Prejudice: she is a unrealistic stranger who makes powerful friends without effort on her very first appearance into society. The author not only WAY over does her wit, but makes her out to be beautiful, very talented at singing and piano,'both of which are not true in P&P' but makes half of Darcy's friends to be in love with her. This story is somewhat enjoyable but not at all something a true Jane Austin fan will be pleased with!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2008

    A Reader

    This book is just as good as the classic!I got it for gift on New Years and I could not put it down.I have always wanted to know what happened to Elizabeth,Mr. Darcy, and all the other characters.This book has drama,sadness,love, happines,and even death.Mr Darcy Presents His Bride has now been added to my collection of clasic books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2007

    A reviewer

    I loved that the author kept true to the Austen style and characters. I couldn't put it down. A fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2007

    For all Jane Austen fans

    This is great for all who ever wondered about life after P&P. H.Halstead cleverly imitates Austen's literary style. It's an enjoyable read.

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