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These Three Remain (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman #3)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  8,129 Ratings  ·  773 Reviews
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

Paperback, 437 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Touchstone (first published October 31st 2005)
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Aug 05, 2008 Jenny rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I am really reviewing the entire trilogy, since it is impossible to simply pick up one of these. As a rendering of Darcy's life during "Pride and Prejudice", Aidan does very well when she sticks to the plot set forth in P&P. Her portrayal of Darcy's character and inner life, and the fundamental changes in him after he is refused by Elizabeth, are well written and do the character justice. She also brings Georgiana to life very well, giving her a deeper dimension P&P does not allow, and a ...more
Nov 24, 2011 Jared rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like Pride and Prejudice
The final installment of Pamela Aidan's adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice continues Mr. Darcy's confusion over and pursuit of Elizabeth Bennett, and comes to a satisfying and happy conclusion. The book is well written, and a little smoother than the first book in the trilogy (An Assembly Such as This).

I think a lot of men will find Mr. Darcy's emotional obsession with Elizabeth to be a little heavy-handed (consider Dave Barry's definitive treatise on the topic of male/female relati
Mar 20, 2008 Kim rated it it was amazing
While cleaning out a closet the other day, I came across two of the many books that have been published in recent years about the characters and story of "Pride and Prejudice." I had read them both a couple years ago. One ("Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife") was horrendous (basically a cheap romance novel in a puffed-up British accent), and the other one was very good--"An Assembly Such as This," the first in a Fitzwilliam Darcy trilogy written by librarian Pamela Aidan. Aidan's books chronicle and expand ...more
Jan 26, 2012 Melissa rated it it was ok
Recommended to Melissa by: someone who doesn't mind the massacre of a classic
Shelves: 2012-challenge
Call me a purist. When you have a classic like Pride and Prejudice, and wonderfully complex characters in Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy, you don't mess with it. Unless your very intent is to "mess with it" (i.e. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - haven't read it, but sounds intriguing).

If your stated purpose in writing is to tell the same story from a different point of view, then tell the SAME STORY from a different point of view. Obviously, some gaps need to be filled in, since there'
Aug 16, 2015 Daniella rated it it was amazing
Pamela Aidan's Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman series is just brilliant, but it's not for everybody. I understand that purists may not appreciate the additional things that Aidan came up with, such as the new set of characters (Dy, Lady Sylvanie, Fletcher, for example) and "behind-the-scenes" events like those that happened at Norwycke Castle. Also, the series is rather long; Aidan has a tendency to be verbose.

But it's because of these that made it a 5-star book for me. I think that all those thing
Nicole D.
Jun 20, 2015 Nicole D. rated it it was amazing
If you are reading this review I am taking it that you have read the original novel and the first two books in the trilogy if you have not then don't read this review as there will be spoilers.

Just when Darcy has vowed to forget Elizabeth. He meets her again when he makes his yearly visit to Rosing Park to see his Aunt Catherine and Cousin Anne. Elizabeth is staying with her friend Charlotte who married his aunt's parson Mr Collins. So begins the rest of Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy's PoV.
May 11, 2013 K. rated it it was amazing
Reread series 5/13
Enjoyed again immensely. This time appreciated the familial relationships, particularly Darcy & Georgiana. Reread the real thing at same time and felt, again, that all in all, Aidan did a pretty fair job of recreating.

This book takes Darcy from Elizabeth's rejection to just beyond the end of "Pride & Prejudice."

The thing I liked the very best about this book is that Darcy's biggest problem with what Elizabeth said about him at the rejection was that he did not beha
Dec 13, 2008 Christina rated it it was amazing
These Three Remain is the third book in the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy and by far my favorite. Aidan created a Darcy that made sense, a feat few Pride & Prejudice “FanFiction” stories have accomplished. In part because, in my opinion, she had a good sense of who Darcy was as a whole person, how he thought, what drove him to do the things he did, the type of brother and friend he was. So many others just steal all of the conversations from Austen and then add in the thoughts they th ...more
Ivanna Romero
Jan 06, 2016 Ivanna Romero rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Él quería su corazón, que ella se lo entregara total y libremente, o no quería nada. "

He empezado bien el año.
Esta faceta de Darcy me ha hecho cambiar varias opiniones sobre él en el libro original, nunca fui fan de los fanfic; pero esta está tan bien redactada y contextualizada, que no se nota la diferencia entre la pluma de Jane Austen y la de Pamela; salvo que ya basada en el análisis y la creación de caracteres y personalidades el camino de Pamela fue muchos más fácil a la hora de escribir
Nov 07, 2012 Caitlin rated it it was ok
Ok, Pam...can I call you Pam? Let's have a little chat, shall we?

If you want to write trashy romance novels, then you just go right ahead and write some trashy romance novels. No one will judge. Promise, there is plenty of readership to support that genre. But whatever you do, please, PLEASE, keep that stuff away from my Jane Austen. I mean, I gave you a chance, the first book in the series was decent enough to make me want to read the second. The second book was aweful...really, just plain usel
Jan 22, 2013 Chinmayee rated it did not like it
This series made me gag. Book 1 was alright- largely a rehashing of the original story. Her elizabeth was not not half as charming as austen's elizabeth. This one is- can't quite place it- but something is not right. Aidan retains all the original dialogue- but her elizabeth is not the lizzy we all love and adore. And *gasp*- the extensive descriptions of his wardrobe and his ablutions and his breeches- such useless details.

I skipped book 2 entirely - at least after the first few chapters becau
Bellissima conclusione di questa fedele interpretazione del romanzo Orgoglio e Pregiudizio visto dal punto di vista di Mr. Darcy.
In alcuni punti ho trovato Darcy leggermente fuori dal tracciato lasciato da Miss Austen, forse troppo damerino o, meglio, fin troppo aperto ad esporre i suoi sentimenti ad amici e servitori.

Bella la figura di Fletcher, che rappresenta in un certo senso la "coscienza" inconsapevole del suo signore.

Molto affascinante, anche se poco credibile, il personaggio di Dy, l'ami
Grace Viray
May 17, 2013 Grace Viray rated it really liked it
Out of the three, this last installment to the series is by far my favorite. Pamela Aidan's attention to detail astounded me, with how she was able to adhere to canon, and at the same time stretch the reader's imagination all the more with the added scenes, dialogues, and development of her original characters. Reading it felt natural, as if it is really an extension and exploration of Darcy's thoughts. Truth be told, this is the only book in the series that made me consult canon, and read the 2 ...more
Apr 26, 2012 PJ rated it really liked it
I don't have anything to say except I cried like a ninny at the end. I didn't want this to end. What's funny is it had nothing to do with Elizabeth, I just loved seeing P&P through Darcy's eyes. How he came to find fault in his actions and set out to change his behavior. How he fixed on Elizabeth and couldn't imagine how to be with her or without her. I loved the detail of the embroidered threads he carried about. I loved the glimpses into society, and class, and character. Yes, I agree that ...more
Jan 30, 2008 Brigid rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoyed Pride & Prejudice.
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Perfectly satisfying end to this P & P fan fiction trilogy. I read that the author based her story not on Jane Austin's version, but on the movie starring Keira knightly. In this story, Elizabeth and Georgiana meet and become friends when Lizzie was at the inn with her aunt and uncle. Why change this? If you're retelling the story from Darcy's perspective, shouldn't it be the same story? I was wondering if they met in the movie.

The author does refer to some characters in book 2, but I think
Mar 24, 2009 Debbie rated it it was amazing
This was the best of the series!! I loved getting Darcy's point of view on the refused proposal and his taking inventory of his personality. He has a much more expressed love for Elizabeth in this book than Jane Austin displays from Elizabeth toward him in Pride and Prejudice. I Love That!!! It's also fun to learn the behind the scenes of the Wickam/Lydia story and his fixing the Bingley/Jane situation. Although I only read 1/2 of the second book - I didn't feel like I missed out on too much goi ...more
Mar 20, 2016 Pigi rated it really liked it
Shelves: mr-darcy
4 well deserved stars for the last book of the series. Liked all the little details that made this story feel genuine and loved the inner thoughts Darcy had making him the more likeable and swoonworthy.
Puffff, tanto citar a Shakespeare (como esos personajes que citan la Biblia a cada minuto).

Y Darcy me parece excesivamente idealizado. No cuadra con mi propia composición de lugar. Pero ese no es el problema, es que se ma ha hecho ñoño.

Resumiendo, que sí, pero no jajajajaja.
Feb 03, 2012 Shannon rated it it was ok
Downgrade to two stars because a story that took Austen 250 pages to write shouldn't take anybody else 700.
Feb 06, 2009 Ruth rated it it was amazing
In These Three Remain, Pamela Aidan concludes her exploration of the enigmatic Fitzwilliam Darcy's character by returning to the familiar action of the last third of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Alternately entranced and infuriated by his inexplicable attraction to Elizabeth Bennet, Darcy journeys to his aunt's home, the formidable Lady Catherine, intent on immersing himself in his work as her business advisor. However, his intentions to honor his social position and family rather than "su ...more
Review December 2016: Still as great as I remember. I do recommend skipping the parts that involved the people/mystery Darcy had in book #2. They really don't add much to the story -also I really just want Elizabeth to get to Pemberley already.

Original review August 2012: "To her, he was the last man; for him, she seemed the only woman. Could fate have fashioned a more perfect twist or held him in any more derision?" -pg 148.

I wish I could put into words how much I adore this book. I started re
Jun 26, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
This is a comment on the entire Pamela Aidan trilogy ("An Assembly Such as This," "Duty and Desire" and "These Three Remain"). The trilogy takes place during the timeframe of Jane Austen's novel, "Pride and Prejudice". It is Mr. Darcy's perspective on all the events—from the dance at the Meryton Assembly Room to the finale. She goes more in depth into what Mr. Darcy's thoughts and feelings would have been. She also creates some additional story lines that are incorporated very nicely into the we ...more
May 10, 2011 Danelle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical, fiction, mine
What a remarkable little series. An Assembly Such As This, Duty and Desire, and These Three Remain are the story of Fitzwilliam Darcy, basically Pride and Prejudice: his side. I can't write a review on this series without at least a nod to the Jane Austen classic, likewise, I can't imagine anyone being drawn to the series without first having read the aforementioned. (But, if you are considering doing just that, let me stongly, strongly urge you not to. Really, read Pride and Prejudice).

I went g
Oct 14, 2008 Shannon rated it liked it
Shelves: jane-austen
Aidan is back to a much better storyline with this book. I particularly enjoyed (besides Fletcher) seeing her version of Darcy dealing with Lydia running off. There are parts of the book that go on too long, but she did a fairly decent job of showing what went on in Darcy's mind during and after Elizabeth's rejection of him.

Although he's a bit off track, I also like Dyfed Brougham; although, I recognize there's absolutely no need for him--he's just a fun character, like Fletcher, is--something t
Carol Perrin
Jan 10, 2015 Carol Perrin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These Three Remain: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman

This third book of the trilogy was definitely better than the second book. It went back to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice for the most part. Darcy still had not learned his lesson from the affairs of Norwycke Castle, but his friend Dy saved him from utter ruin, and he gets him away just before disaster struck. So glad to get back to the basic story in which Darcy's struggles over Elizabeth continue. Two great forces converge on Pembe
Oct 18, 2008 Beth rated it it was ok
I so enjoyed the first book, then so disliked the second. I was hoping the last book in the trilogy would wipe away my memories of the second, but, alas, there was Lady Sylvanie again.

Even Darcy started to get on my nerves, and I've always had great patience with him. Another Goodreads member commented on his endless ablutions and by the time I closed this book I had to agree. By this third book there were no fresh ways to describe Darcy's bathing rituals, or his beloved's eyes. I was glad to b
Oct 19, 2008 Marian rated it liked it
Despite the disappointing second book, I read this final book in the series. It was much better than the second but still not as good as the first. I like the detail in Mr. Darcy's relationship with is sister, Georgianna. I liked Mr. Darcy's determination to earn back Elizabeth's good opinion once he realized he loved her. I did not like, however, his college friend who is also a spy. Why did he have to be a spy? Again, not in keeping with Jane Austin's story.
Marina Cavallo
Mar 21, 2016 Marina Cavallo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
imperdibile! una trilogia stupenda e ben dettagliata. Il Darcy esaminato,è proprio il MIO Darcy,ovvero come lo immaginai leggendo l'opera originale della Austen.
Vengono creati personaggi nuovi e carinissima (mi sono pazzamente innamorata di Lord Brougham,ma anche dell'attento e affettuoso valletto Fletcher). Consiglio a tutti questa lettura,che nel secondo libro ha delle sfumature gotiche,care a suo tempo alla Austen!
Oct 25, 2016 Natalie rated it liked it
I liked it. It's consistent with Austen's story. The embellishments Aiden makes to the plot line aren't outlandish, she holds true to the characters, and I like how she unfolds the changes in Darcy. My one reservation in recommending it is that there were times I felt like I was drowning in emotions to a degree that I could't hardly move forward with the plot.
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Pamela Aidan grew up in small towns outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She graduated from high school with the desire to be a history teacher, but changed her major to Library Science after her first year at college.Later, she earned a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ms. Aidan has worked as a librarian in a wide variety of settings
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