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An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan
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Jul 30, 09

it was ok
bookshelves: 1001-fiction-read, 1113-austen, 1000-fiction
Read in October, 2006

The best thing about this telling of Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy's perspective is that it is presented in the form of a three-volume novel, of which Oscar Wilde's marvelous Miss Prism has admonished us never to speak ill.

If I remember correctly, the first and third volumes weren't all that bad, since they stuck pretty closely to Austen's text and just told the story from Darcy's viewpoint. The second volume - which covers the period when Darcy is absent from the original story - has Darcy attending a bizarre house party stuffed to the gills with the supernatural. It didn't really work for me, and I don't think it would have been Austen's cup of tea, either.

But, by all means, we must give credit to Aidan for making us buy three books instead of just one! :)

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