Darcy's Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes

Darcy's Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes

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by Regina Jeffers
     
 

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Witty, romantic and insightful, Darcy’s Passions captures the original style and sardonic humor of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice while turning the entire story on its head. Written from the perspective of Fitzwilliam Darcy, this novel tells his version of an improbable, even obsessive relationship with a most impossible woman—Elizabeth Bennet.

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Witty, romantic and insightful, Darcy’s Passions captures the original style and sardonic humor of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice while turning the entire story on its head. Written from the perspective of Fitzwilliam Darcy, this novel tells his version of an improbable, even obsessive relationship with a most impossible woman—Elizabeth Bennet.

This novel reveals Darcy’s passion and conviction but also his turmoil. Darcy knows that duty to family and estate demands he choose a woman of refined tastes. Yet, what his mind tells him to do and what his heart knows to be true tear him in opposite directions. He loves a woman he first denies for being unworthy, but it is he who is found wanting when Elizabeth Bennet refuses his proposal of marriage. Devastated, Darcy must search his soul and transform himself into the man she can love and respect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569752463
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
277,411
File size:
478 KB

Meet the Author

Regina Jeffers is a veteran of the English classroom and Jane Austen enthusiast. A Time Warner Star Teacher and Martha Holden Jennings Scholar, Jeffers often serves as a language arts consultant.

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Darcy's Passions 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author follows the story line of the original Austen piece, only she tells it from Darcy's point of view. What was he thinking when he first set eyes on Elizabeth? What about her disheveled look when she walks the 3 miles to Netherfield? How would he feel about introducing Elizabeth to Georgiana? What did he hope to accomplish when he saved Lydia and helped Wickham? The author answers all those questions. She even takes it past the second proposal to the early courtship, the wedding, and the first few months of marriage. She sees Darcy as I do - a gentle but passionate lover. After all, that concept is why so many women fall in love with the original P&P. The tall, dark, brooding hero - we are all a sucker for him. In the original, we know so little about Darcy's motivations. Jeffers says he is passionate about 3 things: Elizabeth, Georgiana, and Pemberley. Those are the "passions" in the title. I enjoyed this retelling because Darcy had some depth to his character. At times, one can tell the author is a former school teacher because within the dialogue she explains some of the "rules" of Regency England that people who do not read this type of genre do not get, but she embeds it within the story itself. I enjoyed this book and plan to read the sequel. I have attached the sequel to the recommendation for others to see if they are interested.
BaylorDrana More than 1 year ago
This book surprised me in that it gave Mr. Darcy much more of a heart than I had imagined from just reading Pride & Prejudice. It detailed his torment and his undying desire to please Elizabeth Bennett. It took a weird turn toward the end as it became almost "romance" novel-esque. It's a good book for people who want character closure.
Redbaron More than 1 year ago
Please continue the story line you have down pact I didn't want to put down the book I love what you did with the charaters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jeffers offers her readers a look at a classic from the eyes of Fitzwilliam Darcy. She remains true to the Jane Austen story line, but adds a depth not found in many retellings, which tend to make Darcy into some sort of a "rake." It is obvious that the author loves this story as much as anyone who considers himself a Jane Austen reader. Jeffers captures the haughtiness, but also the tenderness we suspect exist in Darcy's character. She gives him a personality; something we do not see in the original, where Darcy is simply a foil to Elizabeth Bennet through much of the work. I thought it was important that Jeffers did not allow Darcy to be "passionate" in lurid ways. He is the typical "still waters run deep" character we always imagined him to be. Jeffers has a sequel to this one entitled Darcy's Dreams (but being released on Sept. 1 as Darcy's Temptations). She continues this story line, but allows the reader to go back and see the process Darcy goes through in order to love Elizabeth Bennet completely.
Aquamarine82 More than 1 year ago
This re-telling of Pride and Prejudice through Mr. Darcy's eyes is absolutely wonderful. It doesn't change the original story at all, it flows along with Pride and Prejudice, and it gives us the juicy parts about what Mr. Darcy may have been doing and thinking while we read about Elizabeth Bennett in the original story. Mr. Darcy is shown to have true emotions, albeit still proud, but very much lovable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book, I was skeptical as I always am of Pride and Prejudice sequels. But as I read the familiar scenes from Fitzwilliam Darcy's point of view, I was pleasantly surprised to find the dialogue, and characters very faithful to Jane Austen's original book. However, after the point in the book where Elizabeth has accepted Darcy's proposal, I saw many divergences in the charaters' attitudes, especially Elizabeth's. Instead of the strong, independent character I was first introduced to, she became far too dependent on Fitzwilliam, and something about it just errked me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love when a story is told from another character's point of view! This book did not let me down. A light read that was fun on a rainy weekend!!
Reader12TD More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this perspective very much. It was obvious that the author took great care in staying in Jane Austen's style. Very enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book, and was amazed at how many situations and 'conversations' were blatantly 'borrowed' from Darcy and Elizabeth by Linda Berdoll (the bathtub scene, 'I will always come for you', the first ascent of the Pemberley staircase, etc). Also disappointing was the inconsistent conversation style - some reminiscent of Jane Austen, but some very modern. Poor performance from an award-winning teacher.
BT_BOOKS More than 1 year ago
My rating is based on the quality of the nook book from the publisher. The story itself I give 5 stars. I have read the printed version from the other publisher and I think it is better. This version has quite a few mistakes. Words are missing such as 'the' from a sentence or incorrect such as using 'is' instead of 'an'. For the price I tolerate it. I'm not sure if this happens because it is a nook book or just poor quality from the publisher. It happens often enough throughout the book that I noticed it a lot. If that will bother you then don't get this version even if it is cheaper. Though I rate the story a 5 there were some details I did not like. It's an enjoyable version from Darcy's side and I've read it countless times. I'm always wary of sequels to originals that I love and have to say that overall I was not disappointed nor did it destroy the image or love of the characters and story of the original.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. The writing was done very well. The main complaint I have is the awful editing. Did the editor even read this? There was a lot of repetition toward the end and their bemouning their mistakes over and over and over did get quite trying!! But it was a good book and would recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The srory is better than many of the Austen sequels, but serious readers who demand good writing technique will gnash their teeth. The author's poor syntax, grammar, and punctuation will try your patience and ultimately detract from what is a decent retelling of the tale. In particular, the author seems to harbor hostility toward the past perfect tense and the use of "that" when its use would clarify the prose. There was even a failure to use the word "piqued" ("peaked" was incorrectly substituted), but there was a later correct use of "pique." I'm at a loss to determine how any decent editor could miss these mistakes. Perhaps this author should hire a better editor.
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This was a very well written book and fit the original book perfectly. Mr. Darcy's character was very well portrayed and you can see as the book progresses how his points of view changes from being prideful and concieted to a person that was worthy of Elizabeth. The character interactions were at times very comical and heart felt. There are many remakes and twists on the original P&P but I really like how this one captured the characters. I can't wait to give this to my friends to read!
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Elania Trimble More than 1 year ago
I luv luv luv this book!!!!!!!! I just could't get in to P and P and then jane wrote this book! Its nice to know Darcy's story. Its funny how much Darcy likes Elizabeth and how she teases him! I was so happy that they got togather towords the end and I luv the end too! Luv the romance too! Great book keep u up late!!!!!!!!!!! =]
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Morgan Dooty More than 1 year ago
The list of good things could go on and on. And it still wouldn't be described completely.
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