Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman

Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman

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by Maria Hamilton
     
 

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When Elizabeth Bennet refuses his hand, Darcy is devastated and makes it his mission to change. By every civility in his power, Darcy slowly tries to win her affections, but Elizabeth is not easily swayed. Darcy vows to unlock the secrets that will make her his. He curses himself for his social awkwardness and appearance of pride, and sets out to right the wrongs

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When Elizabeth Bennet refuses his hand, Darcy is devastated and makes it his mission to change. By every civility in his power, Darcy slowly tries to win her affections, but Elizabeth is not easily swayed. Darcy vows to unlock the secrets that will make her his. He curses himself for his social awkwardness and appearance of pride, and sets out to right the wrongs he's done her family.

Elizabeth's family and friends misunderstand his intentions, and being in Elizabeth's presence proves to be both excruciating for the shy Darcy-and a dream come true. For the first time in his life, he must please a woman worth having, and the transformation leads him to a depth of understanding and love that he never could have imagined.

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Maria Hamilton created a novel with scenes every Pride and Prejudice fan longed to read in Jane Austen's version. In MR. DARCY AND THE SECRET OF BECOMING A GENTLEMAN, the readers are privy to Mr. Darcy's tormented thoughts as he struggles with his all consuming love for Lizzie, while at the same time coming to terms with his personal flaws that led to her rejection. This is a novel that even Miss Austen would heartily approve of!

The "what if" story between Darcy and Elizabeth is a relaxing continuation of sorts, for anyone who enjoys Pride and Prejudice and likes to read other retellings

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a novel rife with misunderstandings, and Maria Hamilton kicks it up a notch in her retelling of the beloved classic novel.

True to the Regency era with its attention to the period's constraints on society,
Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman is also a timeless study of how easily two people can misunderstand each other, especially when those people are in love.

Much in the writing style of romance author Abigail Reynold's, Maria Hamilton clearly has a handle on the ruminations and passions of both Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

What a fantastic debut novel from Maria Hamilton! Her skillful writing and unique twists had me enthralled from page one.

This is a novel that even Miss Austen would heartily approve of!

I was highly entertained and loved every minute of it.

I loved this book from start to finish. It was the perfect marriage of romance and humor. I can't wait for Maria Hamilton's next adaptation.

Readers will enjoy the fact that Hamilton stayed true to Austen's original tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402244186
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
1,345,492
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Maria Hamilton is a graduate of Harvard Law School and is an attorney in Boston. Her interests include travel, politics, the Red Sox, bicycling, and a random succession of hobbies that allow her to express her creative passion. She is perpetually learning Italian and hopes to one day attempt a complete conversation. She lives with her husband and two children in southern New Hampshire.

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Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
dmco More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Just loved the journey of Elizabeth and Darcy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth every peenny!
Crystal_Kido More than 1 year ago
This was a great Pride and Prejudice variation with good character development that allows us to see some characters in greater depth or just see more of some of the characters we all love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writer put a different spin on the Darcy and Elizabeth story. Easy read.
SAESE More than 1 year ago
I liked this variation very much. Before I purchased this Nook book I checked the Product details and it stated that it had 464 pages yet after i purchased it my nook showed that it only had 297 pages. Did I not receive the complete book? Now I am wondering if I am actually missing parts of the storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great Pride and Prejudice retelling. I loved getting to read in detail about Mr. Darcy and what his thoughts and feelings were on things. I think he might be the perfect man...sigh. One of the best spinoffs out there because it has really pretty writing, i thought. I could picture everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
really enjoyed another story line of darcy and elizabeth
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DarcyLizzy More than 1 year ago
I'm giving this book 3 stars because for the first 200 pages and a few select scenes afterward with Caroline Bingley, it was very good. After that it became plodding like it needed an editor. If you could believe that Mr. Darcy was a suddenly verbose, weak character who apologized for being unable to keep his hands off of Elizabeth every other chapter, and Elizabeth would enter Darcy's bedroom for premarital sex, then this is the book for you. At least this girl wrote a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Would highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for all Darcy fans!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read you will fall in love with mr darcy all over again!
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Hamilton took Pride and Prejudice and asked WHAT IF Darcy took action to correct the situation he had created between Jane and Bingley and while, in that endeavor, to also correct those defects Elizabeth had pointed out so accurately when she had refused his hand. While, at the same time we see Elizabeth seeking to understand and correct why she had erred in her judgment of certain people. This was a wonderful premise, one that I enjoyed watching as the characters developed -- until I got to the last fifty pages. Suddenly the whole book had a new premise. At the climax (pun unavoidable) we see that the alterations in character were for no other purpose than getting the other into bed, with just a bit of cuddling in the epilogue. The original premise had become a lie. This was a destroyer of a book which for me had gone from a very good to less than an average read, at best.
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