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Aidan retells the now iconic story of Pride and Prejudice through the eyes of Fitzwilliam Darcy as he visits Netherfield with his good friend Charles Bingley and his sisters. The austere Darcy takes life very seriously, and is at a loss as to how he became friends with the amicable Bingley. Darcy has escaped many marriage-minded mothers and their daughters, which is why he initially disdains the Bennet family. Once he gets to know Elizabeth, however, he realizes his mistake, but his attempts to apologize to her only make him act even more awkwardly in her presence. The first in Aidan's planned trilogy of improvisations on Jane Austen concludes with the infamous Netherfield ball. Austen fans will relish the tale's retelling from Darcy's perspective as well as new characters, including Fletcher, the insightful and amusing valet who apparently approves of the charming Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Patty Engelmann
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Pamela Aidan has been a librarian for thirty years and a fan of Jane Austen even longer. She is the author of two previous books in the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy: An Assembly Such as This and Duty and Desire. She lives with her husband in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.See all Product Description
The first book in the trilogy and the P&P characters ring true and put me into the story almost as well as Jane Austen herself. Read morePublished 11 months ago by NotMe
a good view of the story we know, but from the Darcy angle. Starts as Bingley moves to Netherfield & ends as Miss Bingley & the Hursts follow Bingley & Darcy back to London to help... Read morePublished on March 1 2007 by Teapotlid
I wanted to LOVE this book because I am a passionate fan of Pride and Prejudice. Unfortunately, there is only one Jane Austen and she hasn't been reincarnated as Pamela... Read morePublished on March 12 2006
Pamela Aiden, in my opinion, not only captures the spirit of Pride and Prejudice, but exceeds all expectations in a continuance. Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2004
I absolutely love Jane Austin novels. I've read a few books based on Pride and Prejudice that continue the story where Austin left off but this one is by far the best! Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by pamelars24
I just finished reading this book and enjoyed it. It's cleverly done. I'd like to read it again in conjunction with Pride and Prejudice so that I'm getting both perspectives at... Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Rachael
I enjoyed this book, and while it doesn't come close to reproducing Austen's quality of writing, it does satisfy the reader. Read morePublished on June 28 2004
With the proliferation of Austen sequels out there, readers must be discerning in their selections. "An Assembly Such as This" is a rare find, in that it is true to... Read morePublished on June 24 2004