Duty and Desire: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman

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Simon and Schuster, 2006 M10 3 - 320 páginas
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.
 

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Crítica de los usuarios  - jobinsonlis - LibraryThing

What delightfully ridiculous bullshit. Apparently while Elizabeth was falling in love with Wickham, Darcy was living in a Gothic romance novel and solving mysteries with his valet. This second book ... Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - sanyamakadi - LibraryThing

I do love me some Pride and Prejudice retellings! Pamela Aiden's offerings introduce us to some charming new characters and broadens our knowledge of others...a fun, light read. The second book in the ... Leer comentario completo

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Natural Frailty
1
The Hand of Providence
18
The Uses of Adversity
36
The Quality of Mercy
58
An Honorable Man
89
Dangerous Play
119
The Frailty of Woman
144
The Womans Part
173
The Whirligig of Time
199
That Perilous Stuff
221
Gentlemens Wager
246
This Thing of Darkness
262
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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.

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