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Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues

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ISBN13: 9781402202735
ISBN10: 1402202733
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This sexy, epic, hilarious, poignant and romantic sequel to Pride and Prejudice is not for Jane Austen purists. Self-published in 1999 as The Bar Sinister, this sequel continues the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy through a sweeping tale of adventure.

Review:

"[W]hile there have been other Pride and Prejudice sequels...this one, with its rich character development, has been the most enjoyable." Library Journal

Review:

"Austenites who enjoy the many continuations of her novels will find much to love about this wild ride of a sequel, especially Berdoll's depiction of the enduring, strong love between Elizabeth and Darcy." Booklist

Synopsis:

What readers are saying

Whoa, Darcy

Some parts are hilarious and some a walk on the wild side for Austen characters. Curl up and enjoy

Tells the tale I always wanted to hear...how the Darcys lived happily ever after...

The only fault I found with this book was that it ended.

Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy-beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring and outspoken-a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines.

And every woman will fall madly in love with Mr. Darcy-tall, dark and handsome, a nobleman and a heartthrob whose virility is matched only by his utter devotion to his wife.

Their passion is consuming and idyllic-essentially, they can't keep their hands off each other-through a sweeping tale of adventure and misadventure, human folly and numerous mysteries of parentage.

Hold on to your bonnets This sexy, epic, hilarious, poignant and romantic sequel to Pride and Prejudice goes far beyond Jane Austen.

About the Author

Linda Berdoll was inspired to try her hand at an Austen sequel after seeing a Pride and Prejudice miniseries. Four years later, her effort, originally published as The Bar Sinister, appeared, to the acclaim of readers and the horror of Jane Austen purists. This is Berdoll's first novel, but she is at work on the sequel to the sequel. She lives near Austin, Texas.

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Erin O'Connell, June 30, 2010 (view all comments by Erin O'Connell)
Pay attention to Roxanne's comment about this book! I'd like to get my money and time back, and erase Berdoll's horrendous writing style from my memory. This book could actually make a person despise the names Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennett, and Mr. Darcy. I wasted about two hours on it, hoping the writing or the characters or the story would improve, and wound up tossing the book into a trash can. My choke point was when the characters were debating whether his member was too large or her orifice was too small. Gah!

If you're looking for a nice little romance novel with Austen's characters (sort of), I recommend Mr. and Mrs. Darcy by Sharon Lathan. It's very light and romance-novelish with lots of loving sex and too many "oh, I love you" and "oh, you are my only" but at least it was pleasant and readable.
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Roxann, January 27, 2008 (view all comments by Roxann)
I need to rate this twice, because depending on what you like to read, this book is a -4 or a +3.

If you are looking for a genuine continuation in the spirit of Austen, or even a decent Regency novel, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. The language is a tortured mishmash of Elizabethan, Georgian, and Victorian English (if you doubt these are different, try reading Aphra Behn, Anne Bronte, and Mary Humphry Ward - in fact, try reading them regardless) and the locutions are so gracelessly elaborate as to rob many sentences of meaning. By the time I finished the book, I was ready to get a spray bottle and squirt the author every time she used the word, "Howbeit."

Go read some Georgette Heyer, who is admittedly no Austen, but her Regency romances are light, charming, and well-crafted. Or try Fanny Burney, whose novels were tremendously popular in the late 1700's and early 1800's, and should be popular now, as they are excellent. Austen would certainly have been familiar with them.

HOWEVER--

If you like bodice-rippers, if you like to read eleventy-three installment crackfic epics on FF.net, if you want to play Spot-The-Anachronism or Fanfic Bingo ("Carriage Sex...Secondary Mary-Sue...Hurt/Comfort Sex..." "BINGO!" "We have a winner! Come up and pay for your copy of the sequel!"), if you need something to mock, rant, spork, or wank about in your blog, if you have a taste for So-Bad-It's-Good, oh boy howdy! HAS SHE GOT THE BOOK FOR YOU!

Or you could just hit the fanfic archives and read this sort of stuff for free instead.

I bought the book and enjoyed the hell out of it for all the wrong reasons. Don't say you haven't been warned.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781402202735
Author:
Berdoll, Linda
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Landmark
Location:
Naperville, IL
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
England
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Bennet, Elizabeth
Subject:
Darcy, Fitzwilliam
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
476
Dimensions:
9.02x6.03x1.25 in. 1.51 lbs.

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Product details 476 pages Landmark - English 9781402202735 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[W]hile there have been other Pride and Prejudice sequels...this one, with its rich character development, has been the most enjoyable."
"Review" by , "Austenites who enjoy the many continuations of her novels will find much to love about this wild ride of a sequel, especially Berdoll's depiction of the enduring, strong love between Elizabeth and Darcy."
"Synopsis" by , What readers are saying

Whoa, Darcy

Some parts are hilarious and some a walk on the wild side for Austen characters. Curl up and enjoy

Tells the tale I always wanted to hear...how the Darcys lived happily ever after...

The only fault I found with this book was that it ended.

Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy-beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring and outspoken-a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines.

And every woman will fall madly in love with Mr. Darcy-tall, dark and handsome, a nobleman and a heartthrob whose virility is matched only by his utter devotion to his wife.

Their passion is consuming and idyllic-essentially, they can't keep their hands off each other-through a sweeping tale of adventure and misadventure, human folly and numerous mysteries of parentage.

Hold on to your bonnets This sexy, epic, hilarious, poignant and romantic sequel to Pride and Prejudice goes far beyond Jane Austen.

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