At last, the secret thoughts of Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy, romantic hero to millions of would-be Elizabeth Bennets, are revealed in this utterly convincing and captivating novel of love and pride, passion and prejudice. The novel traces the events of Jane Austen's well-loved Pride and Prejudice through the eyes of Mr Darcy.
It reveals his reactions to Elizabeth, his gradual falling in love and the process by which he painfully gains self-knowledge, and it brings to life all the off-stage events that are only referred to in Austen's novel. We learn of Darcy's life in London, of his dangerous friendship with Byron, of the responsibilities that come with running Pemberley, and the terrible guilt he feels at not protecting his sister well enough from the dastardly Wickham.
We also see Miss Bingley's increasingly desperate attempts to woo Darcy, and his own part in bringing about the separation between Elizabeth's sister and his own best friend. But above all, we come to know Fitzwilliam Darcy as a fully-rounded character, with all his flaws and all his attractions, and we learn that the story told from his point of view is as enchanting, gripping and unforgettable as Jane Austen's original.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 17/10/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780753822661