Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner: a Pride & Prejudice farce

Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner: a Pride & Prejudice farce

by Jack Caldwell

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Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner: a Pride & Prejudice farce by Jack Caldwell

In this humorous re-imagining of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet's pet cat causes an unfortunate accident to befall the haughty Mr. Darcy, forcing the injured gentleman to reluctantly take up residence at Longbourn-more specifically, in the parlor of Longbourn! In pain, forbidden to leave by his doctors, Mr. Darcy cannot escape the ridiculous antics of the Bennet clan. And when Georgiana Darcy, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and Lady Catherine de Bourgh arrive to visit the invalid, chaos, confusion, and hilarity ensue!

Inspired by the classics of comedy, author Jack Caldwell transforms Austen's beloved novel into a tour de force of farce. The Regency will never be the same!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989108003
Publisher: Jack Caldwell Author
Publication date: 03/24/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 809,999
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Jack Caldwell is an author, amateur historian, professional economic developer, playwright, and like many Cajuns, a darn good cook. Born and raised in the Bayou County of Louisiana, Jack and his wife, Barbara, are Hurricane Katrina victims.

His nickname-The Cajun Cheesehead-came from his devotion to his two favorite NFL teams: the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. Always a history buff, Jack found and fell in love with Jane Austen in his twenties, struck by her innate understanding of the human condition.

When not writing or traveling, Jack attempts to play golf. A devout convert to Roman Catholicism, Jack is married with three grown sons.

Jack's blog postings-The Cajun Cheesehead Chronicles-appear regularly at Austen Authors.

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Mr. Darcy Came to Dinner: a Pride & Prejudice farce 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always preferred Pride and Prejudice offshoots that respect the humorous aspect of the original. Jane Austen was not shy of displaying her sly wit, and the author's style captures that same honest enjoyment of the art of storytelling. While a little absurd in premise, the reader is guaranteed an amusing and satisfying tale if it is accepted. (And, really, given all the coincidences of the original, are we not predisposed to suspend our disbelief if the occurrence is at least rational?) Very well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the what if version of the classic story better than others I have read. Interesting to me thatbit was written by a man. Loved his point of view.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading two disappointing P&P what ifs, this book was a breath of fresh air. Loved the premise and the character development. Will not disappoint Jane Austen fan fiction fans.