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Fitzwilliam Darcy Gentleman #02: Duty and Desire: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentlemanby Pamela Aidan
Synopses & Reviews
³There was little danger of encountering the Bennet sisters ever again.²
Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice is beloved by millions, but little is revealed in the book about the mysterious and handsome hero, Mr. Darcy. And so the question has long remained: Who is Fitzwilliam Darcy?
Pamela Aidan's trilogy finally answers that long-standing question, creating a rich parallel story that follows Darcy as he meets and falls in love with Elizabeth Bennet. Duty and Desire, the second book in the trilogy, covers the "silent time" of Austen's novel, revealing Darcy's private struggle to overcome his attraction to Elizabeth while fulfilling 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 husband-hunting society ladies and ne'er-do-well friends from his university days, all with designs on him — some for good and some for ill. He and his sartorial genius of a valet, Fletcher, must match wits with them all, but especially with the curious Lady Sylvanie.
Irresistibly authentic and entertaining, Duty and Desire remains true to the spirit and events of Pride and Prejudice while incorporating fascinating new characters, and is sure to dazzle Austen fans and newcomers alike.
Book two of the trilogy recounts Darcy's activities during the "silent time" in Jane Austen's original novel. With a nod to Austen's "Northanger Abby, Duty and Desire" takes Darcy on a "gothic" trip into the other side of Regency society.
Book 2 of the Ftizwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy recounts Darcy's activities during the silent time in Jane Austen's original novel. With Bingley's affairs brought to a conclusion, Darcy leaves London for Pemberley and Christmas with his sister and their Matlock relations and to find answers to the mystery of Georgiana's recovery. Later, restless and determined to end his infatuation with Elizabeth Bennet, he accepts an invitation from an old University friend to attend a house party at the family castle with the intent of finding a suitable wife. The Social Diamonds he meets there are more than willing, but it is the unknown, lovely, and mysterious half-sister of his host who might just banish Elizabeth from his heart. With a nod to Austen's Northanger Abby, Duty and Desire takes Darcy on a gothic trip into the other side of Regency society.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Natural Frailty
CHAPTER 2 The Hand of Providence
CHAPTER 3 The Uses of Adversity
CHAPTER 4 The Quality of Mercy
CHAPTER 5 An Honorable Man
CHAPTER 6 Dangerous Play
CHAPTER 7 The Frailty of Woman
CHAPTER 8 The Woman's Part
CHAPTER 9 The Whirligig of Time
CHAPTER 10 That Perilous Stuff
CHAPTER 11 Gentlemen's Wager
CHAPTER 12 This Thing of Darkness
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