Monday, February 2, 2009

The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy

Finished this one this morning, bright and early....The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy by Mary Street. This novel is essentially P&P told from Darcy's perspective. It begins with the Meryton assembly, where Darcy sees Elizabeth for the first time and Darcy notes, "I know not how Miss Elizabeth Bennett contrived to bring herself so much to my notice throughout the course of that evening." From there Darcy tries not to fall in love with Elizabeth, but it can't be helped. This was an enjoyable novel. I felt it fit JA's characters well and gave good insight into Darcy's actions. If anything I would have asked for more detail from Darcy's POV. His tone and manner of address, however, were in sync with JA's writing, strengthened the story and fit his character. Any more details to his telling of the story would have given it a less JA feel, which was part of the fun to this novel.
4 Bonnets.

1 comment:

Lydia Schultz said...

Thanks for this recommendation. I requested it from my public library and enjoyed it in an all-day, finish-in-one-gulp read. As a fellow Things on a stick person, I find it fun to do other things once in a while too!