Mr Darcy s Daughters It is the year twenty one years after the stirring events of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Mr Darcy and Elizabeth have gone to Constantinople while their five daughters descend on the dangerous and dashi

  • Title: Mr. Darcy's Daughters
  • Author: Elizabeth Aston
  • ISBN: 9780752859668
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is the year 1818, twenty one years after the stirring events of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Mr Darcy and Elizabeth have gone to Constantinople, while their five daughters descend on the dangerous and dashing world of Regency London The world is changing, but opportunities for women are limited, as intelligent, independent minded Camilla soon discovers and Society is unforgiIt is the year 1818, twenty one years after the stirring events of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Mr Darcy and Elizabeth have gone to Constantinople, while their five daughters descend on the dangerous and dashing world of Regency London The world is changing, but opportunities for women are limited, as intelligent, independent minded Camilla soon discovers and Society is unforgiving of those who transgress its rules The sisters are assailed on all sides by the temptations of London, with its parties and balls, gossip and scandals, intrigues and schemes, not to mention the inevitable heartbreaks arising from proximity to so many eligible and ineligible men In MR DARCY S DAUGHTERS, Elizabeth Aston presents a new variation on a Jane Austen theme, introducing a wonderful array of memorable and amusing nineteenth century characters in a witty, lively and perceptive tale of Regency life.

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    1. Darcy and Lizzy would NEVER have had daughters as stupid as these! Horrible, horrible. I'd give this book negative eight stars if I could.In terms of tone, this book is like Jane Austen as written by US Weekly. The narrative has ADD and jumps all over the place. Characters behave as if they're Paris Hilton's contemporaries - and talk that way too, calling each other sluts and whores. How could anyone who has read P&P - not to mention a self-proclaimed "passionate Jane Austen fan who studied [...]

    2. Oh, brother. Bad idea, Lady. I saw that one other reviewer wrote that she was pretty sure that Mr. Darcy would have drowned several of these characters at birth, and, yeah. She's onto something. I don't expect anybody to equal Austen. And by that, I don't mean that I think other writers could never be better than her. I just mean that I don't expect anybody to be able to pick up where she left off. I feel like this author misses SO SO SO much of the point about P & P. And that is disappointi [...]

    3. I purchased this book on a whim since two of my favorite things to read are Jane Austen novels and decently-written fanfiction. I think this qualifies in both categories.This is not a great novel, and the author is most certainly not the next Jane Austen. Most elements from the book are lifted directly from Pride and Prejudice. Darcy and Elizabeth had five daughters:1. Beautiful but stubborn Letitia, who becomes the outraged moral center for the girls and is highly obnoxious about it.2. Camilla, [...]

    4. This book was just o'kay. I will give a full review at some later date.Enjoy and Be Blessed.Diamond

    5. I don't know which was worse: Pride and Promiscuity: the Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen, or Elizabeth Aston's Mr. Darcy's Daughters.What? Wait! Yes, I must admit, that I'm enough of a Jane Austen fangirl to curiously pick up both. Yet after I read both, it felt as if someone had vomited on my religion. Aston's book seems more heretical however because the book touts her as the student of a great Jane Austen biographer, Lord David Cecil. I now wonder if that name is as fictional and asinine as ha [...]

    6. Turns out there's quite a cottage industry of prequels, sequels, alternative points of view, and variants on Jane Austen's novels. This one is OK, but really just a standard Regency rather than owing anything to Austen. Although some of the characters bear the same name as their P&P counterparts, they are sadly altered: Mrs. Gardiner is inexplicably changed from someone of Mrs. Bennet's generation to one of Lizzie's, and it's hard to believe that the Col. Fitzwilliam who so admired Lizzie ba [...]

    7. Well, I read this book in about a week. I couldn't put it down. I loved it! I thought it was very well written. The romance was really good. The scandal was fun, but never bad because what was considered bad in those times was almost acceptable today, so it was nice to read a book without having to worry about anything being crude. It was such a good read! I was worried that the language would be too flowery, but it was totally fine. I've never read Pride and Prejudice, but this book made me wan [...]

    8. Me gusta mucho más esta autora como Elizabeth Edmondson. Las hijas de Darcy me han caído gordas, y me han parecido muy descocadas y muy tontas para ser hijas de Mr. Darcy y de Elisabeth. En mi opinión, su comportamiento no se corresponde con la época.

    9. I have a weakness for P&P fanfic, but this was pretty ridiculous.In the original Pride and Prejudice, the silliness and eccentricity of the younger Bennet girls is put down to the poor breeding and empty head of Mrs. Bennett and the general laziness in Mr. Bennett. Surely, if that is the case, daughters raised by Darcy and Elizabeth should be vastly better bred and behaved.Instead we get five daughters once again: Letitia who, though the family beauty, is given to dour predictions, hysterica [...]

    10. This book was ultimately a huge disappointment, and I teetered between the one and two star ratings. Thanks to a heads up from Andrea, I went into this with a fairly good idea of what to expect. Ultimately I felt that the decision to remove Darcy and Elizabeth from the narrative was a wise one (one always has fierce notions of what this beloved literary couple should be), and I felt the exposition of the book was fairly strong. In particular, I appreciated the references to the literature of tha [...]

    11. Really fun, well written, and romantic! It follows the story of Pride and Prejudice and their daughters, thier romances etc. It is a series, actually, that I plan to finish when I have the time! She does well with following up in the same style as Austen.

    12. This was AWFUL. Writing a Pride and Prejudice-inspired novel is a way to show your devoted love for Austen's greatest story, but if it reads like fan fiction, its place is on the internet. Aston inserts her unlikeable characters into Austen's London where they play out uncompelling little dramas once, of course, Lizzy and Darcy have been swept out of the country where they can't interfere with the goings-on. How convenient that Mum and Dad are gone at the VERY time every one of their daughters i [...]

    13. Mr. Darcy's Daughters by Elizabeth Aston is first in a series of sequels to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. This Regency romance comes closer to the style of Jane Austen's novels than any other book I remember reading. Darcy and Elizabeth are out of the country with their five daughters entrusted to the care of Colonel Fitzwilliam, now Mr. Fitzwilliam, and his second wife, who are living in London. The ages of the girls are very similar to those of the Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice. I [...]

    14. En grande fan de Jane Austen, j’avais vraiment hâte de découvrir ce roman et de voir comment l’auteure allait construire son histoire. La couverture est juste magnifique et nous met bien dans l’ambiance de l’époque. La quatrième de couverture laisse présager une histoire mouvementée avec au programme amour, famille et trahison ce qui m’a donné encore plus envie de lire ce roman.L’intrigue du roman est basé sur le séjour des cinq filles Darcy à Londres pendant que leurs pare [...]

    15. I must preface this with the disclaimer that I am not in any real way the intended audience for this book.I say this because I'm about to utterly disparage it, and I don't want you to think that it's a terrible book of its own accord. It's not; the editing is most definitely weak in some places, and there are a couple of plot fudges, but for the most part it's a fine book for what it is: a romance. I just absolutely hate romances, which is unfortunate for all of the work Ms. Aston must have put [...]

    16. Tout d'abord, il est préférable de ne pas comparer ce livre avec le roman Orgueil et Préjuger de Jane Austen. En effet, l'auteure c'est ici très, très largement inspirer du roman d'origine, elle en a surtout garder les noms de lieux et de personnages. En outre, les éléments faisant référence à Orgueil et Préjugés sont tous expliqué dans le roman donc il n'est vraiment pas utile de le lire pour comprendre et apprécié ce roman-ci. Au contraire même, cela éviterai une déception po [...]

    17. I saw this on the shelf at the library when I was picking up my most recent Lynn Austin. I had to try it! How could I, a lover of Pride and Prejudice, leave this on the shelf? I found I could not.It was so fun in some ways - you can't go wrong with this setting. I love the era, and I'm always up for a good, predictable love story set in Regency times. It was fun to have some familiar characters in it (Mr and Mrs Gardiner, Lydia, Col Fitzwilliam, Caroline Bingley, etc.), and the plot had enough i [...]

    18. I enjoyed this book well enough, but I would've rather it been called something more like, "Mr. Wickham's Daughters." Camilla, the main character, is very much in the mode of Lizzie in Miss Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," but I don't believe the other four daughters resemble their supposed parents in any way. In addition, neither Fitzwilliam nor the Gardiners were very much like the original characters, who were all quite level-headed and gracious individuals. Fitzwilliam, in fact, seemed rather [...]

    19. J'aurais dû savoir d'après le titre que l'histoire ne se centrerait pas autour de Mr Darcy mais j'avais espoir qu'il occupe quand même un second rôle assez important. Espoir pieux. De Darcy et d'Elizabeth, nulle trace dans ce livre. Alors, ai-je détesté? De manière surprenante pour une suite de P&P sans Darcy, non. J'ai même beaucoup aimé. Les cinq filles étaient des personnages forts en couleur, assez intéressants et, ma foi, leurs histoires respectives m'ont très facilement cap [...]

    20. I thought I might be up for a romantic romp through Regency England with a possible connection to Jane Austen, but obviously I wasn't. I find books about groups of women, all with their personality quirks and foibles particularly loathsome, so am not sure why I thought I'd get through this one. I'm sure there are some that found it delightful; for me, the most particularly delightful bit was reading the reviews of other readers who were distainful of the Darcy Daughters. Probably if the book had [...]

    21. I thought this book was only okay. I was a little bit bored at times. I probably expected too much. I jumped in thinking I would be in the world of Pride and Prejudice again, and although the author does a great job at enveloping you in the physical world, the spirit of the novel just didn't compare to Jane Austen's original. I felt like the faults and foibles of the Bennett daughters lead us to a greater good. But the Darcy daughters simply entertained (and sometimes not even that) on the surfa [...]

    22. I love Jane Austen one offs and have read a few great ones, some so so ones, and some meh ones. This one fits in a fewvery same category of so bad I couldn't bear to read it (it's the 2nd to go in that category). 50 pages in I want Napoleon to invade and kill them all. The girls were poor carbon copies of their aunts. And premise of the book in which Darcy and Elizabeth shirk their parental duties at a time that is the most dangerous to a young girl as they both know from experience was simply i [...]

    23. No. Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy are two of the most intriguing and beloved characters in English literature. If you plan to write a story based on them, do not remove them entirely from the picture by sending them to Constantinople. The only two "daughters" who vaguely resemble their parents are Camilla and Alethea -- and that is only vaguely. The twins should have been Lydia's daughters, and I don't know where Letty belongs. This book is like nails on a chalkboard for anyone who lov [...]

    24. If you are looking for a sequel that once again brings to life Austen's characters, this book is not for you.  Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are (somewhat inexplicably) off in another country on a diplomatic mission, and the novel follows the lives of their daughters, inventions, of course, of the author.  However, if you just want a decently written Regency Romance with links to the original Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy's Daughters might satisfy. I found it slightly dull myself, and I'm not sure why.

    25. I honestly didn't really care much for this book. The author tried to write like Jane Austen, but it wasn't as goodd some of the things she put in there were things that I do not think Jane Austen would have ever written about I know Elizabeth Aston is not Jane Austen, but still, it had a few "d" words I don't exactly think I'd recommend it

    26. There can never be enough Mr. Darcy, Aston constructs a delightful story of Darcy Daughters, who take after their mother and of course are in some sort of trouble. This is a delightful romance, with a touch of humor.

    27. Gave up on this one. Couldn't connect with any of the girls and thought Fitzwilliam was terribly characterized.

    28. Alors par où commencer ? Peut-être en disant ceci : qu'est-il arrivé au colonel Fitzwilliam ?? Le personnage sympathique et ouvert de Pride & Prejudice a disparu dans cette suite ( les 20 années écoulées ont été désastreuses). Dès les premières lignes, on comprend que le gentil colonel n'est plus. Vingt ans après le mariage de Darcy nous retrouvons un homme imbu de lui même, strict, sans humour, obsédé par la politique et dépourvu de cœur ou de compassion ( preuve en est de [...]

    29. Pride and Prejudice was originally published in 1813, which most of us assume is the era the story takes place (others have told me that the time period of the story was the late eighteenth century, which then makes this whole article moot ). Mr. Darcy’s Daughters, one of the many sequels that have flooded the market in the last decade, takes place in 1818. You do the math. Apparently, the seven children of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy age in dog years along with being born by litter. Why Ms. Aston situ [...]

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