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Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  24 reviews
'Pride and Prejudice' meets 'A Christmas Carol'

A Jane Austen/Charles Dickens crossover story, 'Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy', takes the best of both classics and spins them into a delightful Holiday treat!

F.E. Darcy has fallen into pitiful self-loathing and sorrowful angst-ridden despair, all of this due to his belief that he has lost, forever, the chance to marry the only
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Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published October 21st 2011 by Darcy's Kiss Publications
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J. W. Garrett
If given a chance to change, would we?

Quick read, clean, poignant, decidedly revealing and downright nerve jarring at times. Fitzwilliam Darcy was not exactly his canon self. This was a low point in his life and he was slowly drinking himself to death. He was prompted that he would be visited by three ghosts. During the night, he saw the ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Man, this ripped my heart out. It was gut wrenching as we saw Darcy and Elizabeth at their lowest. I teared up as w
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Leslie
Another P&P / A Christmas Carol mash up this time set at the Christmas following Lydia's elopement. Here Darcy based his entire theory of Lizzy's opinion of him on their brief meeting at Longbourn when he and Bingley visit for the first time. He retreats to Pemberley to lick his wounds and drink himself into oblivion.

Instead of Marley the first ghost is his mother who criticizes his hygiene and prepares him for the other ghosts. The second ghost is Mr. Darcy who has an emotional reunion with
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Sophia
A mash-up between Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Austen's Pride & Prejudice? Yes, please!

The story takes the P&P characters and varies from a point near the end of that novel while blending in some timely ghostly aid and a new Tiny Tim sighting. There is an assumption that the reader is familiar with both stories.

Darcy is dejected and has given up hope for happiness during the holidays. He is convinced that though he has changed his thinking and even his arrogant ways that Elizabeth Benn
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Sheila Majczan
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Having read another story with the exact same premise immediately before reading this one it cannot be a surprise that I was making comparisons in my mind as the story progressed. It takes no imagination at all as you read the title to know that this story will is a mash-up of Dickens' Christmas Carol and Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

While both Scrooge and Darcy have no intention of celebrating the Christmas holidays the big difference here is that Darcy is drinking himself to death having sent
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)

Because of Elizabeth's silence upon his return to Meryton, Fitzwilliam Darcy does not tarry or renew his addresses. Assuming Elizabeth was avoiding him and unable to forgive him, Darcy keeps his silence. Instead, full of despair and self-loathing, Darcy retreats to Pemberley where he nurses his broken heart with strong drink and solitude. Refusing Bingley's invitations, sending Georgiana to Matlock, and giving the servants a holiday, Darcy intends to spend Christmas with his failures, his agony,
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Anna
Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy is an enjoyable mash-up of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Barbara Tiller Cole’s novel imagines a brokenhearted Fitzwilliam Darcy who has abandoned all hope of winning Elizabeth Bennet’s love and plans to spend Christmas alone at Pemberley where he can drown his sorrows in drink. Although he orchestrated the wedding of George Wickham and Lydia Bennet, thereby rescuing Elizabeth’s family from ruin, Darcy thinks Elizabeth will ...more
Jakki
Jan 05, 2012 rated it liked it
I was rather intrigued by the concept of an A Christmas Carol and Pride & Prejudice mash-up, and the author does a great job of combining these two stories. Barbara Tiller-Cole sets up the story well in her exposition. I like that she quickly gives the back story to how Darcy got into his current predicament.
In this story, Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy takes on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge (minus the scrooge part). While I like the thought of Darcy being tormented by the thought of Elizabeth a
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Jeffrey
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: could-not-finish
Am I and my fellow reviewers here reading the same novelette? I temporarily suspended my reading at page 11 and wanted to put it down right there. However, I mercifully figured this offering deserved its "day in court" so I struggled to finish it and it almost finished me. How many times and ways did I have to read Mr. Darcy needed a bath? Once is humor; a dozen times is over-kill. I found the writing style confusing and awkward. The language seemed to lack polish and creative originality. In th ...more
Donna
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this jewel of a book. See 5 star Amazon review until I can cut and paste it.
IndieJane
Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy is a fast-moving and entertaining novella by Barbara Tiller Cole. The novella is a mashup of Pride and Prejudice and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The book takes place after the dinner parter at Longbourn during which Darcy and Elizabeth have no real opportunity to speak with the other and each is left wondering about the other’s feelings. Darcy, as we know, leaves a few days later for London and later returns (after Lady Catherine’s interfering visit) and re-p ...more
QNPoohBear
While Jane Bennet and Charles Bingley are the happiest couple in the world, Mr. Darcy is utterly wretched. He thinks that Elizabeth is too embarrassed by his knowledge of Lydia's elopement that she will never speak to him again. Mr. Darcy has turned to drinking to drown out his sorrows and some heavenly spirits are terribly worried so they pay a call to show Mr. Darcy his choices and the outcomes of the choices he has made or could make. I could not resist this mash-up of two of my favorite book ...more
Candy
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: austenesque
Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy is a mash up of Pride and Prejudice and A Christmas Carol. I loved this! When I first saw this book I thought it was a great idea and it didn’t let me down!

Darcy is a miserable man. He has lost the woman that he loves. He fears Elizabeth can never forgive him for Lydia’s marriage to Wickham. He feels, if he had just told the truth about Wickham this never could have happened!

It is nearly Christmas and Darcy sits in his study, drinking himself into oblivion. After fa
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Kate  Maxwell
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
The premise of this book is wonderful. Mr. Darcy who fears he has lost the love of his life, is taken in by the three ghosts of Christmas, to show him that all is not lost. Then the story starts…

Mr. Darcy, as we all know, is a rather proud individual who came from a long line of noble personages. Why then, do we find Mr. Darcy sitting in his library, having been there for days on end, without leaving, on a bender over Elizabeth Bennet? This is a rather farcical notion and it didn’t stop there. T
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Charlene
Nov 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy was quite diverting. It was definitely in the Dickens Christmas spirit. I loved the new take on Ebenezer scrooge. Darcy may not be a scrooge with his money but his heart and it takes the visits from the 3 ghost to bring him to his senses. This is definitely worth reading for the Christmas spirit.
Chelsea
I received a copy of this book from the author.

This was a really fun and quick read for around the holidays that combines "Pride and Prejudice" with "A Christmas Carol". I really enjoyed this and seeing Darcy's mother as the first ghost to visit him (in place of Marley from in A Christmas Carol) and then having his father as the Ghost of Christmas Past. It was also entertaining to have Elizabeth's grandmother as the Ghost of Christmas Present and seeing how her and Darcy interacted and the way
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Carol Perrin
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy

What a literary combination: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Variation plus Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol. Darcy returns to Netherfield with Charles to reunite the lovers as well as seeing whether Elizabeth Bennet can love him. Both are embarrassed: he thinking she will not want him for forcing her youngest sister to marry Wickham; she thinking he won't have her because Wickham is her brother. Broken, he returns to Pemberley to wallow in despair and self pity. He s
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Dancer
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ms. Cole needs to learn how to finish a story line. Her epilogue goes on and on and on and on.
She takes too many liberties with the JAFF (Jane Austen fan fiction) she has read. (For example, she had adopted the same names for her characters as many in the JAFF community rather than take a more original slant.)
This is supposed to be a mesh of "A Christmas Carol" and "Pride and Prejudice," but it is simply a MESS.
Ms. Cole's knowledge of Regency terms and phrases is lacking. She uses words such a
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Sophia-Elizabeth
It is another take on "A Christmas Carol" seen from Barbara Tiller Cole's point of view!
I thought it deligthful and full of surprises, with a meeting with Elizabeth Bennet's grandmother and a story full of love, longing, dispair and a miracle!
Everybody can learn something from this miracle story, both from Barbara Tiller Cole and Charles Dickens, we can learn to be better people, and to help others when we see the need to help another human-being in need.

Fantastic story, sweet and romantic to
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Veronica Ibarra
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: djabc, ghost
This is an interesting exploration of how Darcy might have experienced his turn around to seek a second chance with Elizabeth with a fun Dickenesque twist. Light holiday reading, which is just the thing.
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thank you , Barbara, for your interesting Austenesque/Dickens tale of love lost and won...
I appreciate your personalizing the book for me <3! thank you :) well done ~
Helen
Dec 29, 2011 rated it did not like it
Very disappointing....far too trite?..I did not want to read repeatedly how much Darcy smelt! Just too coy and silly....shame, such a good premise.
Barb
Dec 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very cute retelling of a Christmas Carol using Darcy as the Scrooge character and his situation after refused by Elizabeth. Very enjoyable.
Suze JA
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austen
it's like the story is on speed then it sllooowwws then it speeds ahead again. I felt I was reading some fan fiction because something was missing.
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