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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 Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, novelist and Austen aficionada Pamela Aidan at last gives readers the man in full.

These Three Remain follows a humbled Darcy on the journey of self-discovery, after Elizabeth Bennet's rejection of his marriage proposal, in which he endeavors to grow into the kind of gentleman he desires to become. Happily, a chance meeting with Elizabeth during a tour of his estate in Derbyshire offers Darcy a new opportunity to press his suit, but his newfound strengths are put to the test by an old nemesis, George Wickham.

Vividly capturing the colorful historical and political milieu of the Regency era, Aidan writes in a style evocative of her literary progenitor, but with a wit and humor very much her own. While staying faithful to the people and events in Austen's original, she adds her own fascinating cast of characters, weaving a rich tapestry out of Darcy's past and present that will beguile his admirers anew.

437 pages, Paperback

First published October 31, 2005

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Pamela Aidan

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Pamela Aidan grew up in small towns in southeast Pennsylvania but found her heart's home in the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and a feisty miniature Australian Shepherd.

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1,017 reviews537 followers
November 11, 2018
Vamos a ver, ¿qué se supone debo hacer yo ahora con este síndrome de Estocolmo? ¿Qué se supone debe hacer una cuando ha sido víctima de un secuestro literario? No hay derecho, no, no lo hay.
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169 reviews6 followers
August 5, 2008
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 also does nicely with the additional views we have of the Bingleys, and Charles' relationship with Darcy in particular. However, as Darcy disappears twice from the original story for fairly decent lengths of time (after the Netherfield Ball until Rosings, and then again after his disastrous proposal to Elizabeth until he sees her with the Gardiners at Pemberley) Aidan felt the need to fill in the blanks with something of an adventure of his own. This is by far the weakest part of the trilogy, and takes up almost the entirety of the second installment, "Duty and Desire". The intrigue seems forced and I think she would have done better to simply have portrayed the dangers of the typical social circles of the time rather than create this more sensational diversion. She gets back on track quickly, though, when Elizabeth re-enters the scene and when Darcy sets off to find Lydia and Wickham, and I found these sections in particular worthy imaginings.

Overall the books are well worth any Austen lover's time, but I found myself wishing she had cut out the odd intrigue storyline, and then condensed the whole thing to one book. I discovered this was originally self-published, so kudos to Aidan, but I also wonder if it couldn't have used a firmer editing hand.
174 reviews3 followers
January 27, 2012
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's much about Darcy's time spent that is unknown to Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. But I agree with many of the other reviewers that I read: Cut out the second book entirely (and all related story lines), cut the spy intrigue, and edit down to just one volume. Aidan did alright when she kept to the story, but the characters seemed to become un-Austenlike whenever she veered off into her own story line. It's not that Aidan's side story was boring or badly written; I may have even enjoyed it had it been attached to any other story. It just wasn't in keeping with Pride and Prejudice.

I thought Aidan would at least expand more at the end (even Austen tells about Elizabeth at Pemberley, her deepening intimacy with Georgiana, the move of the Bingleys from Netherfield to Derbyshire, etc). If there was anything that I could want from Jane Austen's stories, it is seeing more of the characters together at the end. But Aidan expands the middle instead?! If you're going to rewrite it, give the people what the want, and don't make a classic love story into a murder mystery-spy action novel. (Granted, it was a relatively small part of Aidan's story, but it was such a glaring mistake to me that I can't help but allow that to taint my opinion.)

Overall opinion of book three: I loved a select few portions, I liked much of it, and I hated some of it. I guess that averages to be about 3 stars.

Overall opinion of the whole series: Book one should have been shortened and combined with a shortened version of book three - book two left out entirely. And it should have been extremely edited. You don't need to expound on Darcy's emotional conflict fifteen times! How annoyingly repetitive.... I don't care if it was self-published, it still needed editing. Had Aidan done all that, it could have been a five, or at the very least a four-star.

But...two stars.
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577 reviews34 followers
November 25, 2011
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 relations), but Ms. Aidan does a good job surrounding Mr. Darcy with memorable characters. I found Mr. Darcy's relationship with his sister Georgiana a bit cloying. The invention of Darcy's good friend Lord Brougham (in the spirit of Sir Percival Blakeney) was highly entertaining. Mr. Darcy's valet, Fletcher (in the spirit of Jeeves), is clever and adds a bit of humor throughout the series.

All in all, I found the description of Mr. Darcy's gradual change in attitude to be wholly engaging.
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2,355 reviews154 followers
August 28, 2021
I read the three books in this trilogy in paperback before I began posting reviews. I have read several other P&P variations told from Darcy's POV and enjoyed them.

My paperback book was printed in 2005...although Amazon lists the paperback date as January 2, 2007. I listed reading this second book in 2006 so I am going to guess that I read this one after that.

8/25/2021: I am now rereading this book. My paperback books has 335 pages vs the 437 listed on Amazon.

There are no surprises in the relationship between Elizabeth and Darcy. He spends a lot of time with thoughts of regrets and acknowledging how correct Elizabeth was in her words to him after his Hunsford proposal. He also comes to a point then trying to correct all those behaviors for which Elizabeth condemned him.

His friend, Dy (Dyfed Brougham), has a bigger role in pointing out Darcy's needs to change than I expected. Colonel Fitzwilliam is part of the story but it is not his advice which seems to help Darcy realize what he must do. It also turns out that Dy wears two masks...although I was disappointed that his part in the story faded away at the end. SPOILER: There were hints that he was forming an attachment to Georgiana but as we were given no epilogue we don't know what developed there in the future. We also learned that this man had a secret role in the war effort but we never learn exactly what he was doing. We do read about a trip to America but no details were given as to what happened there...only that he did not enjoy his time there in Boston and New York.

Georgiana plays a large part in the story as she recovers from the Ramsgate fiasco. She learns about her brother's failed proposal and goes on to form a friendship later with Elizabeth and then with another shy young lady. Her portrait is painted for her coming-out but she refuses to have a public unveiling.

So in the end there was little new that occurs to make a difference in this story. The romance was not really a large part of the story...no kisses and no embraces...although Darcy does have thoughts along those lines.

We do read about the Lydia/Wickham "elopement" in detail.
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256 reviews543 followers
August 16, 2015
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 things that Aidan provided made the characters, especially Darcy, more human and relatable. When I read Pride and Prejudice, I felt like I couldn't really envision Darcy as a person. What did he feel? What did he think about all those things? And this is where this series comes in. It really did its job in addressing these questions without losing the Austen touch. Aidan's writing had the same tone and style, which I appreciate immensely. I've read too many Pride and Prejudice "sequels" and re-tellings that weren't able to preserve Austen's magic, but Aidan pulled it off beautifully.

Having said that, readers should be prepared to treat this with the same respect and patience as they would give the classics. The word choice and style are rather archaic, and others may not be able to appreciate the beauty of this series because of it.

I've had this book ever since its first publication 10 years ago, and this is my 17th time reading it. I love it, and the series so much!
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1,232 reviews74 followers
December 25, 2016
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 reading all the Jane Austen's sequels and AU's and spin off's probably about five or six years ago and haven't stop since. Some of them are good, some are okay and some make you want to stab your eyes out with a fork at the careless regard done to these beloved characters. But this one, dear lord THIS BOOK, remains my all time favorite of the bunch. (And when I say a bunch, I mean it). Told from Darcy's POV from his disastrous proposal at Kent to the redemption at Pemberley to the adventures with Wickham, it follows the story of P&P quite well but fleshes out Darcy's character in the best way possible. I love seeing him grow from that proud haughty man at Rosings, to the kind of man that will fish with Mr. Gardiner because he is trying to be a more humble human being, to him letting Georginia grow and blossom because she is turning into a young lady, to his hopes and dreams with Elizabeth maybe perhaps re-wakening and him not knowing what to do with himself as a result. It is all well done and I love this book more then I ever could have imagined all those years ago when I picked it up. A must read for any P&P fan. Seriously.

*Note, while this is the third in the trilogy please feel free to skip both one and two and just read this one. The second novel is the worst as it takes place that winter Darcy and Elizabeth are apart and involves a murder, Gothic mystery and no Elizabeth in sight -all of which made me stop reading it halfway through and with no desire to go back. The first one is good as it takes place from Darcy joining Bingley at Netherfield to Darcy's& Elizabeth's initial meeting in Hertfordshire to the rest of autumn but it does not have the satisfying redemption and ending that this one has. So if you only want to read one, READ THIS ONE.

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262 reviews
June 21, 2015
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.

The author is very true to the characters of the original novel and that is one of the reasons I love this trilogy.The author also has a great grasp of period from language to the events of the time. Lady Catherine is even more insufferable than in the original book. I think that is because we got her is doses in the original novel. I loved that Darcy finally sees Lady Catherine for what she is one this visit. A noisy bully who would be nothing without a title. She has one of the biggest God complexes since Lucifer himself. That sermon she had Mr. Collins preach was disgusting and can't believe a man of the cloth would even preach it even Mr.Collins.I thought it was Darcy was jealous of Fitzwilliam flirting with Elizabeth. A very new emotion for him. I love watching Darcy at Rosing finally admit to himself that he is in love with Elizabeth and will watch to see if she loves him back. I have always wondered how Darcy came to think that Elizabeth was in love with him and now I know. If he wasn't so prideful I doubt he would have ever come to that conclusion. Being inside Darcy's head when he makes his first proposal to Elizabeth is a dream come true for P&P fans. I know I wasn't the only one yelling at Darcy what in the world were you thinking? I call his first proposal "How NOT to propose to the woman you are in love with" I wish the author would have included the letter Darcy wrote to Elizabeth and find that is the only fault I have with the book.

I thought it was Darcy was jealous of Fitzwilliam flirting with Elizabeth. A very new emotion for him. I love watching Darcy at Rosing finally admit to himself that he is in love with Elizabeth and will watch to see if she loves him back. I have always wondered how Darcy came to think that Elizabeth was in love with him and now I know. If he wasn't so prideful I doubt he would have ever come to that conclusion. Being inside Darcy's head when he makes his first proposal to Elizabeth is a dream come true for P&P fans. I know I wasn't the only one yelling at Darcy what in the world were you thinking? I call his first proposal "How NOT to propose to the woman you are in love with" I wish the author would have included the letter Darcy wrote to Elizabeth and find that is the only fault I have with the book. Being in Darcy's head after Elizabeth refuses his proposal(and rightly so)is heartwrenching. You just feel his pain and hurt. I loved being in Darcy's head as be endeavors to change and became a man worthy of Elizabeth's love. Darcy's moment of self-realization of everything Elizabeth said was one of my favorite parts of the book. Being in Darcy's head when he sees himself for the first time and changes is what I was looking forward to the most in this series and I wasn't disappointed.

Darcy is trying to forget what happened at Norwycke Castle but he hasn't seen the last of Lady Sylvanie as she and her new husband both show up and have gotten worse since their marriage and the events at the castle. There are revolutions and surprises abound about Darcy's friend Dy Brougham. Who with his humor and warm heart as won mine. Bingley's character grows a lot in this book. After Darcy stopped being his teacher,he become much more confident of his own judgment. You find out in this book how Darcy's valet Fletcher quotes Shakespeare like he was a friend of his. I have always been intersected in the character of Anne and wish the author would have taken her character in another direction.

The part were Darcy tries to get Lydia away from Wickham and then has to pay him money to marry her really shows how Darcy has changed. How he handles it and his thoughts during it are proof of that. The compassion he has for Lydia is much more than she deserves. I also love how he deals with Wickham. I did always wonder about one or two points. Darcy learns the true meaning of love when he helps Lydia even if Elizabeth will never know about it. Love is doing something for someone and not looking for a return. I love the wedding. It was simple and perfect and just how I imagined it. Two pairs of soulmates getting together is the perfect ending any great romance novel. I highly recommend this trilogy to P&P fans who have always wondered what Darcy was thinking.

Rating: 5 out 5

Content Rating: PG

Heat Rating: Clean
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505 reviews120 followers
July 24, 2020
Reseña en el wrap up del canal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dreRM...
Por fin volvemos a la historia de orgullo y prejuicio, y lo peor es que gracias al segundo libro se me bajo toda la ilusión que creo el primero. El libro me pareció interesante para amantes de orgullo y prejuicio, me gusto, me hacia ilusión ver como se manejaba Darcy aun así le cogió gusto la autora de crear relleno en medidas estratosfericas y en este tercer libro como no, hay mucho relleno, aun asi me gusto.
Creo que eso sí, esta trilogía no tenia que ser trilogía, ya que solo es interesante el primer libro y el ultimo, el segundo lo único que hace es quitarte las ganas de seguir.
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887 reviews112 followers
May 12, 2013
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 behaving in a "gentleman-like" manner. He realizes that he has always prided himself on what he thought was his genteel behavior, his family name and his station in the world--while in reality he was arrogant, conceited, suffered from false pride and only paid serious attention to those in his station in life--and really did feel that all others were below him.

He learns that to be a true gentleman, like his father, and like he always hoped to be, he must begin paying attention to all aspects of life, specifically realizing that his narrow sphere of acquaintance needed to be enlarged and that he could do so much good in the world with the blessings he had been so abundantly given.

When he realizes that he's not going to get over Elizabeth, and that he's not going to get her either, he still perseveres in becoming the man she WOULD consent to marry--and you know with what success he met. :)

For example, I loved to see him realize that his servant (valet) was a man with real feelings and dreams (not just put on earth to be Darcy's servant). AND I loved what happened in his heart concerning the despicable Mr. Wickham.

I loved that Aidan portrayed Darcy as a moral man committed to virtue and fidelity--we like Elizabeth so much we want her man to be worthy of her, right?
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21 reviews7 followers
January 22, 2013
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 because it did not interest me. It was also not relevant to the main storyline. I suppose part of the purpose of book 2 (apart from filling pages) was to show his disillusionment with high society- but that could have been done in a chapter or two. The volume was largely superfluous.

Book 3- oorfff! She made Darcy such a crybaby! I understand the need to show his sensitive side- but that could have been done without turning him into a pool of baby pink jell-o. And georgiana is so sweet, she gave me a diabetic attack.
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1,482 reviews99 followers
March 30, 2022
>>Rating: MA: due to the discussion of adult themes, language [mild cursing].
>>Angst Level: through the roof: GRRR! I needed a mouthguard I nearly broke a tooth.
>>Source: borrowed KU [3-13-22] with no expectations of a review. The views and opinions expressed are my own.
>>Trope: The Stupid Darcy, Haughty Darcy, not so much Haute ton Darcy this time around but still very aware of his place in society. [Gag, I may throw up] Oh-My-Gosh! I did not like this guy. He frustrated me to no end. How many times did someone have to tell him that the stove was hot and yet, he still had to touch it? How many times did someone have to pull his chestnuts out of the fire before he got a clue that his actions were stupid, dangerous, AND possibly treasonous? Seriously? What was he thinking? When your gut tells you something isn’t right… listen!!! GRRR!

SPOILER ALERT: This review may contain *** SPOILERS ***

Don’t get me wrong; the writing was brilliant and descriptive. There were even parts that I really enjoyed. It’s just that the context frustrated the time out of me. I have read through three books when the story could have been conveyed in two or, better yet, one. The trope [Darcy’s POV] has been done numerous times and authors like to get creative with that silent time when Darcy was not on the canon page. This version simply propelled our dear boy on a tangent that took him around the world only to arrive back at square ONE, where he belonged. What pulled this out of the fire were the secondary characters, Fletcher, Lord Brougham, and Miss Darcy. They made the story. As I said, I did not like nor enjoy this characterization of Darcy.

The story didn’t get going for me until Elizabeth arrived at Pemberley with her aunt and uncle. I then desperately clung to my reader hoping my attitude would improve. It didn’t. Here’s the deal. When we follow Austen’s timeline, we have those silent periods when Darcy was not present. This trilogy gave us Darcy’s viewpoint and perspective when he was on the page. It then filled in those blank spots with whatever when he wasn’t present in the canon account. I mean it even felt like filler… wild and outrageous filler that was supposed to shock and scare. Well, it certainly did that. It also left me in a terrible mood and it didn’t improve with the subsequent books. I remember doing this the first time I read them. The saving grace for this entire series was, as I said, the secondary characters. I was actually hoping for more of them. I reread this so I could write a review. Whew! I wish I’d gone fishing instead of reading this trilogy.

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman Series:
Book 1: An Assembly Such as This
Book 2: Duty and Desire
Book 3: These Three Remain
Profile Image for Elin Eriksen.
Author 19 books96 followers
October 26, 2018
Book 3 of the "A novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy Gentleman", trilogy.

Enters with the trip to Rosings at Easter and it took me a while to get engaged in this last instalment as the pace dropped considerably. After the initial meeting between ODC, it took 60-70 pages before they meet again. The pages was filled with Darcy's reflections and I must say that as the previous book contained little else, I was overly ripe for some ODC interaction.
The disastrous Hunsford proposal came and went, without any major surprises but the walks around Rosings was eloborated.

I did not find Darcy particularly likeable from the first book up until midway through this third instalment but that makes his turning point all the more sweet. I really loved how that was done.
"An abhorrence of disguise, had he? Indeed, he was the master of it, having deceived himself utterly. "
334 pages in, the anticipated Pemberley reunion occurred. I mention that because I know that for many readers, the lack of page time with ODC is a deal-breaker.

I wish that the interactions between ODC had been eloborated more as the separations were. With Aidan's writing style and the ambiance in this story, I would have loved to see her thoughts on the engagement periode and their marriage. At the end, I was rather disappointed by how little ODC relationship was addressed in the trilogy. I also would have loved an epilogue with more about ODC's life and of Georgiana's budding romance.

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263 reviews
August 15, 2020
I really liked this story being told from Darcy's perspective. I felt the book was a little bit longer then it needed to be. And it was a much slower read for me. At times I was confused with who some of the characters were being as how they have so many names for one person. I did how ever really enjoy seeing how Darcy grew from Elizabeth's words "if you had behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner". How those words made him look at his life and how he had been dealing with others and even his own sister. This was a very good trilogy to see Darcy's side.
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555 reviews3 followers
February 6, 2023
This book had a great conclusion. The 2nd half read much quicker than the first half. The first 150 pages are of Darcy pining for Elizabeth Bennet, which gets pretty old. He has some good introspective moments which then move the story forward at a quicker place. Overall a good story. It's definitely a plausible take on Darcy's point of view. It fits right in with Austen's original.
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17 reviews
November 8, 2012
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 useless. I don't have the energy to check to see who your editor was for that, but woah did they steer you wrong.

Now, we come to the third book, the finale, the piece de resistance. I gave you the benefit of the doubt, figured that the second book must have been some weird fluke and that the last in the series couldn't be any worse, and you didn't disappoint. You seemed for the most part to return to the style exhibited in the first of the series, and I enjoyed it, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth held their own and much of Darcy's character was left in tact. Your take on Georgiana was a bit strange, and I don't know if I quite agree with you in regards to her character, but it wasn't terrible. But then you went and threw in that little bit, right in the middle, from the second book.


I don't know if you were going for a shock factor, but I very seriously disapprove. It was weird, out of place, and you messed with my Mr. Darcy's morals and character in an unacceptable manner. I cannot forgive you this transgression.

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609 reviews152 followers
April 27, 2012
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 Georgiana is a bit of a bore, trapped so in the strictures of her place in society, but all the women are. But the men! I had such a crush on Dy, for some reason. This is a book for those who wanted a peek into the other side of Jane Austen's world. Indeed, this is about what all the men are thinking, good and bad. This is a book for P&P fans who find themselves caught up in the wit and romance of Jane Austen, and are craving a bit more.
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118 reviews26 followers
May 18, 2013
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 novels simultaneously, compare and contrast the scenes, and end up marveling at how this modern retelling of the beloved classic, fit seamlessly into Jane Austen's masterpiece. It was such a joy delving into the elusive and mysterious Mr. Darcy's mind, see Elizabeth through his eyes, and experience with him the wonderful change and growth inspired by Elizabeth's infamous rejection. I, for one, am eager for the author to try her hand into developing a sequel to Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth's story.
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118 reviews
January 6, 2018
*contented sigh*

So satisfying.

I love watching Darcy change. He really was oblivious to his flaws and when Elizabeth abruptly brought them to his attention he pridefully rejects what she says. It takes time and advice from others who love him before he is completely humbled and starts working on himself.

Also can somebody start a petition for this author to write another book (or three) about Georgiana Darcy and Dy Brougham? I ship them SO hard. Dy is a dream. One of my all time favorite tropes is a man acts the fool when in reality he's quite attractively brilliant. I want to see Miss Darcy finish growing up and realize she's in love with him. Pretty please!

Fletcher is awesome as always.
Profile Image for Ivanna C. Romero.
Author 3 books29 followers
January 6, 2016
"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 esta historia; debo rescatar que su manejo y control de personajes fue certero y preciso, todos conservan esa esencia, ese toque Austeniano.
No me ha decepcionado, si resultó algo pesado, pero por motivo de que es extenso en los relatos de cosas triviales, pero nada aburrido.
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101 reviews18 followers
October 11, 2019
A wonderful end to the trilogy; back to a thoroughly Pride and Prejudice vibe, this book wraps up Darcy's take on the events of Jane Austen's famous book beautifully. You get more from Colonel Fitzwilliam and Georgiana to help round out Darcy's character and viewpoints. Truly, if you want to know more about a plausible Darcy, this is a fantastic trilogy to try.
There is a character in the book that I would love to read a novel about because he's a Regency gentleman spy.
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23 reviews1 follower
February 3, 2012
Downgrade to two stars because a story that took Austen 250 pages to write shouldn't take anybody else 700.
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Author 47 books239 followers
September 9, 2018
Un 2.5 en realidad. Me ha resultado muy entretenida, más de lo que esperaba; pero no he conseguido "creérmelo" del todo, lo que al fin de cuentas supongo que habrá sido la intención de la autora al escribirlo.
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78 reviews
June 25, 2021
La trilogía completa es un buen fanfic para contar la versión de Darcy. Siento que le faltó desarrollar un poco más la profundidad de algunos personajes, pero por lo demás está bastante bien para una lectura ligera de fin de semana. Eso sí, el segundo libro —toda la intriga y aventura medio gótica— fue muy rebuscado...
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Author 0 books114 followers
September 13, 2017
2.5 Al final he vuelto a caer y lo he leído.
Como me sucedió con los anteriores, estaba aburrida, apática, no me apetecía nada para leer, vi este en el e-reader, lo abría para ver como empezaba, seguí y seguí... y aquí estoy. ¿Quiere eso decir que me ha gustado más que el anterior? Sí. ¿Es una gran libro? Uff...

No era difícil que superara a ese segundo libro que Pamela Aidan se sacó de no sé donde, un libro que no tiene nada que ver con Orgullo y prejuicio más que compartir el nombre del protagonista, Darcy, en el que el susodicho se dedica a cosas muy extrañas y que, para mí, nada tenían que ver con el personaje que conocimos en la versión original. Durante el primer libro se me parecía, con algunas licencias, pero luego eso cambió.

En este pensé que nos dedicaríamos a recrear lo que faltaba de la novela desde la perspectiva del Darcy de Aidan, y así es, en parte, pero una vez más la autora lo hace tener vivencias inventadas por ella. ¿Esas vivencias hacen que Darcy se aleje del Darcy de Austen? Pues para mí un poco. La verdad es que extrañamente al leer estos libros no me siento como si estuviese leyendo Orgullo y prejuicio, sino como si estuviese leyendo una novela romántica (blanca y sin mucho amor, la verdad). Incluso tenemos la típica figura del noble espía, sí, esa que tanto odio y en la que se sostienen muchas novelas románticas. Pues aquí se mete, un poco con calzado y SPOILER El dicho espía se enamora de Georgiana, aunque tenga 16 años y sea un tipo de lo más noble, resulta que la jovencita le parece muy madura FIN SPOILER

Eso de la trama espía me hizo gracia porque no le pega nada a Orgullo y prejuicio. Y Darcy es muy romántico, no en los diálogos con Lizzy porque claro, esos son los mismos de la versión original, pero sí en sus pensamientos. Incluso se emborracha, se va de juerga y se mete en varios líos. No queda como un hombre muy listo, tampoco y es demasiado franco con su hermana... No veo yo aquí al Darcy original.

Así y todo, para mí ha sido entretenida, nada excepcional, mejor que el primer libro y más que nada es curioso, como todas las versiones que se hacen de la novela. Está bien para pasar el rato pero hay que ir con la mente abierta y si sois muy fans de Austen y no aguantáis este tipo de historias... es difícil que la disfrutéis aunque sea un poco porque sé que a mucha gente le ha indignado. Si por otra parte tenéis curiosidad y los tenéis a mano, podéis probar.
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589 reviews60 followers
May 8, 2011
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'amico - quasi fratello maggiore visto il comportamento paternalistico - di Darcy e Miss Darcy.

E personaggio assolutamente e completamente riuscito è stato anche Giorgiana con quella forte, ma rispettosa, fragilità che la rende un personaggio assolutamente amabile.

Bella la conclusione con il doppio matrimonio che ricalca fedelmente il romanzo originale, come molto bello è stato tutta la ricerca e l'opera di salvataggio della dignità della famiglia Bennett fatta da Mr Darcy in nome dell'amore della sua Liz.

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63 reviews
January 30, 2008
The final installment of Pamela Aidan's Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman series (the retelling of Pride & Prejudice from Darcy's point of view) was as good as the first.

Not only does it provide insight into Darcy's thinking and feelings, but it filled in the gaps that left me wondering each time I read Pride & Prejudice: what about Elizabeth's rejection exactly induced Darcy to change (instead of just getting over her and moving on) and what did he do to accomplish the change? She also provides a fast-paced (if not a smidge over the top) play-by-play of Darcy's hunt for and resolution to the Wickham and Lydia incident.

Aidan does a wonderful job (in my opinion) of recreating Austen's characters in complete accord with the way Austen wrote them and she writes in very convincing Austen-esque fashion.
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836 reviews37 followers
August 11, 2015
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 one could figure things out without reading #2, which is not really part if the P&P story.

I thought I was done with my "Summer of Darcy" but look what I just found! Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange. $1 at library sale!
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126 reviews
March 24, 2009
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 going on to the third. However, I propably should have stuck it out cause I was a little lost on some of the storylines. I would definitely recommend this series to all Jane Austin Fans!!!
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606 reviews14 followers
March 3, 2019
This third book in the series retelling Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy's point of view returned us, for the most part, to the original story after the second book's departure from it, though it did slip back to that side adventure momentarily. All in all I enjoyed exploring, throughout my reading of this trilogy, what Darcy might have meant by this or that, or what his motivations might have been, what he might have been thinking, and I found the author did a good job of covering that, even if I didn't always agree with her conclusions. Well worth a read if you love P&P, and JAFF. Very well written, and entertaining throughout.
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