An Assembly Such as This

An Assembly Such as This

A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Told from the perspective of Darcy, the first installment of a trilogy based on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" begins with his observations of the Bennet family during a disastrous Netherfield Park ball, and offers insight into his complicated past.

Baker
& Taylor

A first installment of a trilogy based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is told from the perspective of Darcy, begins with his observations of the Bennet family during a disastrous Netherfield Park ball, and offers insight into his complicated past. Original. 60,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
"She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me."

So begins the timeless romance of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen's classic novel is beloved by millions, but little is revealed in the book about the mysterious and handsome hero, Mr. Darcy. And so the question has long remained: Who is Fitzwilliam Darcy?

In An Assembly Such as This, Pamela Aidan finally answers that long-standing question. In this first book of her Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, she reintroduces us to Darcy during his visit to Hertfordshire with his friend Charles Bingley and reveals Darcy's hidden perspective on the events of Pride and Prejudice. As Darcy spends more time at Netherfield supervising Bingley and fending off Miss Bingley's persistent advances, his unwilling attraction to Elizabeth grows -- as does his concern about her relationship with his nemesis, George Wickham.

Setting the story vividly against the colorful historical and political background of the Regency, Aidan writes in a style comfortably at home with Austen but with a wit and humor very much her own. Aidan adds her own cast of fascinating characters to those in Austen's original, weaving a rich tapestry from Darcy's past and present. Austen fans and newcomers alike will love this new chapter of the most famous romance of all time.

Publisher: New York : Touchstone Book, c2006
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed
ISBN: 9780743291347
0743291344
Branch Call Number: FICTION AIDAN
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 21 cm

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70greengirl
Sep 18, 2012

A nice spin off read of Pride & Predjudice! I am enjoying reading the story from Darcy's point of view. Aidan has done a great job of bringing me into an “Austen” like world.

soblessed59 Jul 02, 2011

I totally enjoyed this twist on Pride And Prejudice told from Darcy's point of view.

The language and manner of speaking is the same as in the Jane Austen classic.

I could not stand Mrs. Bennet or Caroline Bingley,but Darcy's valet Fletcher is a riot,and I love this Darcy.

This is only 1/3 of the Pride And Prejudice story,hence there are 2 more volumes by Pamela Aiden that i am looking forward to reading!

Highly recommended to those who love Pride And Prejudice and who think they would enjoy reading Darcy's POV.I don't believe Pamela Aiden's version can be topped.

baydawg Jun 06, 2011

I enjoy the trilogy, and agree that the second title is weaker. The pleasure in the second one is the developing relationship between Mr. Darcy and his valet. This isn't often pursued in JAFF, and I found it very entertaining.

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e_long
Apr 20, 2011

I thought this first one was good. I like the concept, but like WendyGD, I think stretching it into a trilogy too bad. The second one wasn't nearly as well done.

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WendyGD
Apr 19, 2011

This was an enjoyable book, telling the Pride & Prejudice story from Mr. Darcy's point of view. Unfortunately, this is the first of a trilogy, and the other two books aren't as good.

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DeanneDiy
Apr 14, 2011

A great tale concentrating on Darcy and the time he met the lovely Elizabeth

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AJ_in_CoMo
Mar 21, 2011

This trio of books is perfect for the person who finished P&P and thought only "I wish there was more Darcy!!!!"

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