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Friday, January 1, 2010

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World (4.5/5)

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World (4.5/5)

This book is a variation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. This book plays out as if Elizabeth said yes to Mr. Darcy's first proposal of marriage. Reynolds stays true to Austen's characters and nicely develops Lizzy and Darcy. The writing style works as well as when compared to Austen's.

Darcy thinks Elizabeth is in love with him; he does not realize that Elizabeth married him because she felt she had to. This misunderstanding moves the first half or so of the book along and then when Darcy figures out the truth, the star-crossed lovers must find their way back to each other. This book has romance in it worthy of Austen herself. Bingley and Jane's relationship has moved along in this book too.

I enjoyed this book a lot. I believe Reynolds did a nice job of making these characters her own, while not sacrificing Austen's intent. I would recommend this book to Jane Austen fans and also to fans of romance and historical fiction.

This ARC was provided to me free of charge from Sourcebooks.

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