Duty and Desire

Duty and Desire

A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman

Book - 2006
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He's the fascinating romantic lead in what is perhaps the most enduringly popular novel in the English language. Yet Jane Austen reveals tantalizingly little about him, nor does she ever give readers insight into his take on the action of the book. And so the question has long remained: who is Fitzwilliam Darcy? Pamela Aidan's trilogy answers this question, creating a rich parallel story that follows Darcy as he meets and falls in love with Elizabeth Bennet. In this second installment, which covers the "silent time" of Austen's novel, Darcy is struggling privately with his feelings for Elizabeth but still must fulfill his roles as landlord, master, brother, and friend. When Darcy pays a visit to an old classmate in Oxford in an attempt to shake Elizabeth from his mind, he is set upon by husbandhunting society ladies and friends from his university days, all with designs on him--some for good and some for ill. Like its prequel, An Assembly Such As This, Duty and Desire will dazzle even the most discriminating of Austen fans. Aidan remains true to the original's spirit and events, masterfully capturing the Regency backdrop and incorporating fascinating new characters of her own to create an irresistibly authentic an entertaining novel.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2006
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed
ISBN: 9780743291361
0743291360
Branch Call Number: FICTION AIDAN
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 21 cm

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kaylahhancock12
Oct 09, 2014

As of right now I couldn't even finish the book. I had taken a long break between the first and the second novels and had forgotten Pamela's rendition of one of my favorite characters..... I don't know if I'll give it another try in the future.

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WendyGD
Apr 19, 2011

This is the second book in a trilogy. It is Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy's point of view. The first book (An Assembly Such as This) was pretty good, and the third (These Three Remain) was okay, but this one wasn't nearly as good. It covers the time between Darcy leaving Netherfield and going to Kent. The first half of the book is fine, as it covers his relationship with Georgiana. The second half, however, is a waste of paper.

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Jamie_Geertsema
Apr 18, 2011

2nd book in series - find 1st before reading this one!

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DeanneDiy
Apr 14, 2011

This books concentrates more on Darcy's point of view , durijg the time he was courting Elizabeth

A great read

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