Monday, January 25, 2010

These Three Remain

As you can see I'm on a P&P fix...Another book featuring Mr Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennett. I just couldn't resist.

Here's the blurb for These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan:
The exciting conclusion to the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy recounts the climactic events of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice from its enigmatic hero's point of view.

One of the most beloved romantic heroes in all of literature, Fitzwilliam Darcy remains an enigma even to Jane Austen's most devoted fans. No longer. With this concluding volume in the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, novelist and Austen aficionada Pamela Aidan at last gives readers the man in full.

These Three Remain follows a humbled Darcy on the journey of self-discovery, after Elizabeth Bennet's rejection of his marriage proposal, in which he endeavors to grow into the kind of gentleman he desires to become. Happily, a chance meeting with Elizabeth during a tour of his estate in Derbyshire offers Darcy a new opportunity to press his suit, but his newfound strengths are put to the test by an old nemesis, George Wickham.

Vividly capturing the colorful historical and political milieu of the Regency era, Aidan writes in a style evocative of her literary progenitor, but with a wit and humor very much her own. While staying faithful to the people and events in Austen's original, she adds her own fascinating cast of characters, weaving a rich tapestry out of Darcy's past and present that will beguile his admirers anew.

The conclusion of a three part series. And I believe it was a very fitting one at that.

It was a quick and insightful read. I got to know Darcy a little better and he was truly becoming the man that Elizabeth wanted and needed. It was great to see him interact with his sister and his friends, I saw a different person. He was caring and emotional, he did not seem to be as snobbish.

It was a wonderful book to read during a rainy winters afternoon. And I'm so glad that I bought it. It will definitely be re-read many times, I enjoyed it that much.

These Three Remain by Pamela Aidan (4/5) Historical Fiction; Re-telling of P&P; Published: Touchstone (1/07); Series: # 3, A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman; Format: E-book; Keeper; Books 2010 (8);

1 comment:

Kailana said...

I really want to read this trilogy, but I haven't got to it yet.