Mr. Darcy's Diary (Jane Austen Heroes #1)
Monday 9th September
"I left London today and met Bingley at Netherfield Park. I had forgotten what good company he is; always ready to be pleased and always cheerful. After my difficult summer, it is good to be with him again. ..."
The only place Darcy could share his innermost feelings was in the private pages of his diary...
Torn between his sense of duty to his fami...more
But the writing is terrible. Shallow, dull and repetitive - I hope I never see the word "satirically" again. It's not that great an adverb to begin with; why would you use it a dozen times i...more
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
Mr.darcy's diraies is an excellent read, that gives us a brief glimpse into our brooding hero's thoughts and rich world.
with the Bennett's making only making a few brief appearances along the way, this book is otherwise soley based on Mr.darcy's relationships with both Mr.Bingely (his best friend ) ,Caroline (his best friend's sister and finally both...more
It is with grave misfortune that I dissuade you from whatever excitement you may have upon learning of the existence of this novel. Jane Austen, the wonderful authoress that she is, has created such a wealth of characters and a story so beloved that more modern writers cannot help but continue to revisit the story and attempt to interpret it in a new way, but to no avail.
Mr. Darcy's Diary is a straight retelling of Pride and Prejudice, even directly quoting the original during...more
The novel is written in modern...more
So pretty much if you have a crush on Mr. Darcy and want to solidify said ridiculous crush,...more
Grange has created a charming read that takes on Darcy's perspective of events from Pride and Prejudice. The diary entries demonstrate a studied attempt at something like Austen's tone and characterization of Fitzwilliam Darcy. Of course it can never be genuine or authentic, but it is a credible rendition. The accounts contained within Mr. Darcy's Diary dovetail nicely with those recounted in Austen's original novel. The reader must naturally suspend disbelief with regard to the detailed recount...more
Novelist Amanda Grange has sought to remedy this situation by giving voice to the inner thoughts of this stiff but ultimately attractive character in...more
This book takes the perspective of Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. It is his journal that he keeps beginning with the "unfortunate situation" with Georgiana in the summer before he meets Elizabeth. I was skeptical in the beginning, as I had my own pre-conceived notions of what Mr. Darcy was feeling and thinking during the course of their story, but I was also impressed.
Grange continually showed Mr. Darcy's inner struggle with his love for Eli...more
I did not feel that Grange really added much to Mr. Darcy that we did not already know from Pride and Prejudice. I think the best Darcy is the one Jane Austen herself gave us and Grange lifted large chunks of Austen's novel and inserted them into this retelling. I often...more
J'avais déjà beaucoup aimé Orgueil et Préjugés de Jane Austen, j'ai vu la mini-série de 1995 qui était géniale. J'aimais bien le personnage de Mr. Darcy mais sa froideur ne me laissait pas tomber vraiment amoureuse de lui comme tout plein de jeunes filles. Après avoir lu ce livre, ce n'est plus pareil.
Ce type est juste a-do-ra-ble! ♥
Dans le roman de Jane Austen, nous avons principalement le point de vue de la famille Bennet. Là nous...more
The description of how Darcy began his letter to Elizabeth was very amusing. I had a good laugh over Darcy's thoughts of Bingley being incapable of making right decisions. The kinship between Darcy and his sister was well covered, and a plus poi...more
So the book is from the perspective of Fitzwilliam Darcy from the beginning of Pride and Prejudice to the end. However, as it was titled, Mr. Darcy was writing in his diary. I was disappointed with how it was written - instead of a journal entry, it almost sounds like it was a story told by someone else. If I remember...more
Ici, nous sommes dans un parallèle d'Orgueil et Préjugés puisque nous suivons la même histoire mais racontée du point de vue de Mr. Darcy. Plonger dans les sentiments de notre héros préféré, explorer ses tourments, partager sa souffrance, voilà qui annonce pour moi un programme des plus enthousi...more
Mr. Darcy's quiet (or rather taciturn) and brooding nature is a source of curiosity to...more
Here's a little sneak-peek:
"Wednesday 20th November
I rode out early this morning, without asking Bingley if he chose to go with me, for I wanted to be on my own. George Wickham, in Meryton!
It has robbed my visit of its pleasure. Even worse, I am haunted by a glimpse of memory, something so slight I can hardly be sure if it is real. But it will not leave me, and fills my dreams. It is this: when I rode up to the ladies yesterday,...more
I've also read at least three (I think) diaries from Darcy's persective. One by Maya Slater, which if I remember correctly was good, except for when Darcy sleeps with a prostitue. I didn't particularly like that part... I read another one but can't remember much of it,...more
My favorite scenes in this novel ar...more
I was surprised to discover that it did a pretty creditable job of suggesting the background to Mr. Darcy’s behavior throughout P&P, particularly his behavioral shifts. As...more
Having just watched the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, I was left wanting more. Jane Austen does not give us much insight into the mind of Mr. Darcy, s...more
Upon picking it up, I quickly realized that it had been several years since I had read Pride & Prejudice. I imagined that my endeavor to read this book might be much less satisfactory if I did not have the details of that book freshly in my mind whilst reading the present one. Thus, I read Pride & Prejudice simultaneously with Mr. Darcy's Diary.
With great surprise, then, did I discover that...more
Woman said of Mr Darcy's Diary: "Lots of fun, this is the tale behind the alpha male," whilst The Wash...more