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ISBN13: 9780743243971
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Jane Austen called it "her own darling child" when it was published in 1813, and in the nearly two hundred years since then, Pride and Prejudice has been enthusiastically adopted by countless readers (including the five thousand members of the Jane Austen Society of North America). Now those of us who can't get enough of the Regency trappings and witty social sparring can thank author Elizabeth Aston — her latest novel, Mr. Darcy's Daughters, picks up twenty years after Pride and Prejudice left off.

It is the year 1818, and — as Elizabeth and Darcy travel to Constantinople — we get to know their five daughters, who have left the sheltered surroundings of Pemberly for a few months in London. While the eldest Letitia frets and the youngest Alethea practices her music, twins Georgina and Belle flirt and frolic their way through dance balls, and Camilla — level-headed and independent — discovers what joys and sorrows the city has to offer an intelligent young woman. Readers will thrill to the return of such beloved Austen creations as Elizabeth's old nemesis Caroline Bingley (now Lady Warren), the ever-reliable Gardiners, and wayward sister Lydia. Full of societal intrigue and romantic high jinks, Mr. Darcy's Daughters is a romp that would make Austen herself proud.

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Picking up twenty years after Pride and Prejudice left off, Mr. Darcy's Daughters begins in the year 1818. Elizabeth and Darcy have gone to Constantinople, giving us an opportunity to get to know their five daughters, who have left the sheltered surroundings of Pemberley for a few months in London. While the eldest, Letitia, frets and the youngest, Alethea, practices her music, twins Georgina and Belle flirt and frolic their way through parties and balls and Camilla — levelheaded and independent — discovers what joys and sorrows the city has to offer an intelligent young woman. Readers will delight in the return of such beloved Austen creations as Elizabeth's old nemesis Caroline Bingley (now Lady Warren), the ever-reliable Gardiners and wayward Aunt Lydia.

Charming, beautifully written and full of societal intrigue and romantic high jinks, Mr. Darcy's Daughters is a tale that would please Austen herself.

About the Author

Elizabeth Aston is a passionate Jane Austen fan who studied with Austen biographer Lord David Cecil at Oxford. The author of eight previous novels, she lives in England with her husband and two teenage children.

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PrincessJaylia, September 28, 2011 (view all comments by PrincessJaylia)
This is a great continuation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. It may not be Jane Austen in regards to the writing, but I found it interesting to read another person's interpretation of what happened next. The characters were fun and the adventures were exciting. It may not be the best PRIDE AND PREJUDICEA sequel that I've read, but as its own book, I found it enjoyable and spent a happy afternoon nestled in my comfy living room chair with rain drumming on the roof.
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Lieder Madchen, April 26, 2011 (view all comments by Lieder Madchen)
This book had me almost yelling What!!! several times and pulling the book closer to find out what happened next. The sisters manage to get themselves into nearly every type of trouble imaginable, dragging friends, relatives, and acquaintances in with them. Elizabeth Aston is nothing if not imaginative, and I can hardly wait to see what she comes up with next!

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Sheila, May 29, 2006 (view all comments by Sheila)
The problem I had with MR. DARCY'S DAUGHTERS was in that I found it hard to believe that Darcy and Elizabeth would have allowed their two of their daughters to grow up to be later day versions of Lydia and Kitty (Elizabeth's sisters from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE). That they could have had a sanctimonious and peevish daughter was somewhat believable if not palatable. But I refused to swallow that those empty headed, little heedless man-mad rattles could have been Elizabeth's and Darcy's daughters! Perhaps I'm not being broadminded enough about this, but I somehow doubt that. The other negative (in my opinion anyway) about this book was that it did read like a retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and a not very interesting one at that. Unlike her later books which dealt with spousal abuse (THE EXPLOITS AND ADVENTURES OF MISS ALETHEA DARCY) and the attempts of a woman with little money and without the security of a good name could earn her own living ("THE TRUE DARCY SPIRIT), this book seemed to be about nothing much except the getting of husbands for the sisters. I had rather expected a little more than that. So that all in all, I would not recommend this Elizabeth Aston novel as a must read.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743243971
Author:
Aston, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
England
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Book discussion guides
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 10.395 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Picking up twenty years after Pride and Prejudice left off, Mr. Darcy's Daughters begins in the year 1818. Elizabeth and Darcy have gone to Constantinople, giving us an opportunity to get to know their five daughters, who have left the sheltered surroundings of Pemberley for a few months in London. While the eldest, Letitia, frets and the youngest, Alethea, practices her music, twins Georgina and Belle flirt and frolic their way through parties and balls and Camilla — levelheaded and independent — discovers what joys and sorrows the city has to offer an intelligent young woman. Readers will delight in the return of such beloved Austen creations as Elizabeth's old nemesis Caroline Bingley (now Lady Warren), the ever-reliable Gardiners and wayward Aunt Lydia.

Charming, beautifully written and full of societal intrigue and romantic high jinks, Mr. Darcy's Daughters is a tale that would please Austen herself.

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