Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice continued

Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice continued

by Anna Elliott

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BN ID: 2940044982086
Publisher: Anna Elliott
Publication date: 10/08/2012
Series: Pride and Prejudice Chronicles , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 5,089
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

The daughter of two English literature PhDs, Anna Elliott grew up in Connecticut in a house filled with books. She is a longtime devotee of historical fantasy and fell especially in love with Arthurian legend and Celtic history while at university. Anna now lives in the Washington, DC, Metro area with her husband and two daughters. She likes Jane Austen, British TV, Castle, Firefly, The Big Bang Theory, sewing toys for her children, and rainbows and unicorns, especially those drawn by her daughters. Mosquitos love her.

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Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 234 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a die-hard Jane Austen fan and I enjoyed this story very much, partially because it did NOT attempt to imitate Austen's style in any forced or stilted way, as some other fan fiction has tried to do. I have read other P&P "sequels" that seem only to quote Austen's own prose, and have found myself thinking "I would just as well prefer to read the original than have it spliced and quoted in this awkward way." This author has her own voice and it works for me. Also, I think it helps that Darcy and Elizabeth are quite minor characters in this story, which allows space to develop the other characters,, filling out their story so that you come to care about what happens to them, as all good fiction ought to do. Well edited, too, in the sense that I wasn't distracted by annoying typos or grammatical errors. I would recommend this book to Austen fans and historical fiction fans. I felt compelled to finish it in one sitting. Enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There will be diehard Austen fans who will have nothing good to say about this continuation! Ha, yes Ha I say to these gloomy gusses! In the authors notes Elliot has no illusions or desire to copy or capture Austen's unique style. Instead, she writes in diary form and gives voice to the shy sister of Darcy, Georgiana. Be forewarned there is a part deux to this delicious story. We are gloriously dropped back into the Darcy's lives a year after the nuptials. I will say no more except if truly you love Pride ans Prejudice you will do a disservice to yourself and Austen if you do not read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful addition to the world that Austen created. It's romantic, engaging, and well written. The book begins with Georgiana's own uncertainties about her future, and though she knows what she wants, she lacks confidence and is too shy to express her wishes. It is only through helping her cousin, Anne, spread her wings, that Georgiana discovers her own. Anna Elliott's sequel to Pride and Prejudice is a delight from beginning to end. Fun book and a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Pride and Predjudice is my favorite Jane Austen story. Every time I read it I wish that more was said about Georgiana Darcy. I always wondered how she would turn out under Elizabeth's influence, if she would've come out of her shell and who she would end up marrying. Now I don't have to wonder. Anna Elliott has written the story of Georgiana Darcy and it is wonderful. Georgiana Darcy "turns out" much better and stronger than I could have imagined. Another character we get to know much better is Anne De Bourgh. Anne's story is a very nice bonus!
Anthony_Taylor More than 1 year ago
Anyone who loves the world of Jane Austen will love Georgiana's diary. Georgiana has a wit about her, but she also has courage and a wonderfully likable vulnerability. The period details are fascinating and the descriptions are gorgeous. The humor sparkles. The story just flies along! The ending left me smiling - and hoping that there will be a "Volume Two."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
P&P is one of my favorite books and I doubted that anyone could write a sequel that would compare but this aurhor did! I read it in one sitting, couldn't put it down. Loved it from beginning to end and got it for free to boot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best free book I have read so far. Looking forward to the second book.
Peipster More than 1 year ago
Delightful book! I love Austen and would recommend this book to any Austen fan. The author's word choices and style are great and not alarmingly affected. I appreciate that she did not try to imitate Austen's style. Easy read and I was sad when it ended. Will be purchasing Part 2, for sure.
Suzyq32 More than 1 year ago
It his book was a nice sequal to P&P. would highly recommend to someone her has read about georgianna Darcy before.
AneMailname More than 1 year ago
The story told from Georgiana's viewpoint was a wonderful change from the normal P&P sequels. I found the story very sweet. The story is well written and, unlike some other ebooks, the layout is well done as well. Georgiana will find her way, one way or another. This book is a wonderful imagining of that.
robodogs More than 1 year ago
love anything that is written well about/after pride and prejudice. loved the diary format too and could see the characters in them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovedd it! Would love to read Elizabeths Diary next!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent "continuation" of Pride & Prejudice. Love that Elliot did a wonderful job utilizing much of the vernacular of the time without allowing it to become stilted and formal or attempting to ape Austen's voice. Delightful followup to P&P, and wonderful to have more of Georgiana Darcy, as well as her cousin Anne. Will read more of Elliot's work, for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The diary format works beaitifully to give Georgianna a voice, allowing the reader to truly feel they know her. I became fully absorbed in accompaning Georgianna on her voyage of personal growth as she realizes she must embrace change in herself as well as broaden her perspective of others if she is to have the life she longs for. Realistic as well as intensely romantic, this is a worthy sequal to Pride and Prejudice. Anne Elliot can, and should, be proud of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice continuation of the Pride end Predjuice characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! I am 12 years old, and this is by far thebest book I have ever read. Besides the hunger games. But i loved that it was in diary format. And the end was so sweet!
jeknit More than 1 year ago
using the device of diary entries, Elliott carries the character of Mr. Darcy's sister out of the shadows into the spotlight on her own right. She becomes an interesting, witty and believable character as she moves through life in heer brother's home. It is a pleasant read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No one can beat lizzy and darcy love story. But i did enjoy this book. I wont buy part two though since i want to believe they will get married and be happy. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Witty, clever, with surprising plot twists and a heroine who becomes almost formidable. Elizabeth Bennett could have written this herself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bur Anna Elliott does a good job with Georgianna Darcy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of all of Jane Austen's books, and was hoping to be able to enjoy some of my favorite characters some more. This book started out very promising. In the beginning there was a concerted effort to keep the language more to that period of time with only a few more contemporary words added here and there. These occasional words would not be so bothersome if it didn't jar you out of the time period and detract from enveloping yourself in the story and characters. Towards the end of the book the 'Austen' language-use is left so far behind to the point that when an old-fashioned word (like "oughtn't" or "ire") is used it jars you again reminding you that this story is supposed to be taking place in 1814, not 1914 or 2014. I probably still would have rated this work higher even with the language changes had the various subplots not taken such modern twists and turns. Lady Catherine de Bourgh marrying a young fortune hunter? Georigana and one of her suitors calmly discussing his homosexuality during a ball? Georgiana ignoring all decorum to go to the man's room whom she is in love with in the middle of the night in her nightgown and robe? I feel it is very unfortunate that this promising continuation of beloved classical characters was turned into a modern-day soap opera. The last 50 pages were especially frustrating to read as they did read like a cheap romance novel. Though I won't be reading an more Jane Austen-inspired books by this author I have not given up hope of finding an author to do justice to Austen's beloved characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes. Its a lot better than p and p. More fun and easier to read in my opinion. It was so much more wordy and "british", lal. P n p that is. And Georgiana is a very likeable character to root for and she has lots of neat character qualities. Elizabeth is in it which I like but no darcy at all. I hope she gets together with Colonel Fitzwilliam. I mean thats what one would expect "butt" you never know what the author will do. (Get it?)
desertdaisy29 More than 1 year ago
If your expecting a book up to par with Austen's novels you will be disappointed but if you just want a quick, light,read it's okay. It is very predictable and the characters didn't really come alive for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the diary format and the writing was great.
Ysmay More than 1 year ago
Nice follow up to P*P told from Georgiana's point of view.