In this revised omnibus edition of Mr. B Speaks! and A Man of Few Words, Katherine Woodbury provides a fresh perspective on two classic works of English literature.Adaptations of Jane Austen's most beloved and well-known work have too often transformed Fitzwilliam Darcy into the stereotypical alpha male of Regency romances. In order to correct this misunderstanding, Darcy has taken the opportunity to provide a more "balanced" view of the relationship between himself and Elizabeth Bennet.Bodily yanked out of Samuel Richardson's Pamela, the novel's hero, Mr. B, must defend himself in court before a panel of skeptical literary scholars and unfriendly critics. The redeemed rake of the first true English romance, Mr. B struggles to justify his provocative behavior. Will love conquer all in the 21st century as it did in the 18th?The result is a delightful dash through the roots of the modern romance novel!
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About the Author
Katherine Woodbury divides her literary interests between eighteenth-century classics and contemporary genre fiction. When not teaching composition and folklore at Southern Maine Community College and Central Maine Community College, Katherine (or Kate) watches "Star Trek," "Diagnosis Murder," and "Jake & the Fatman," checks mystery and romance books out of the library (and forgets to return them), and updates her "Votaries of Horror" blog. Her fantasy and science fiction stories have been published in "Cicada," "Space & Time," and "Tales of the Unanticipated."