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The Strange Marriage of Anne de Bourgh: And Other Pride and Prejudice Stories

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When Mr. Collins leaves his living at Rosings for a higher (or at least more lucrative) calling, a lascivious new rector takes his place. Mr. Darcy fears this handsome man of the cloth may have designs on his sickly cousin Anne, and he races to rescue her from a fate worse than death: marriage. In addition to the title novelette, this collection also includes three Pride a ...more
Paperback, 2nd edition, 108 pages
Published October 15th 2010 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published 2005)
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Sophia
This small collection of novella and two short stories that are sequels to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was a fantastic introduction to the author's work. I will definitely be going back for the two novels that precede this.

The opening story, The Strange Marriage of Anne de Bourgh was a novella and follows the plot thread of the Darcy's now estranged relations with the de Bourghs. Lady Catherine's olive branch letter brings the Darcys for a visit and the opportunity to meet the latest of of
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
The Strange Marriage of Anne de Bourgh is an anthology encompassing three Pride and Prejudice related scenes that were once apart of Skylar Burris's novel An Unlikely Missionary. In the Introduction, Ms. Burris explains that while revising An Unlikely Missionary, it became necessary for these scenes to be cut. But because they were some of her favorite scenes, she opted to tweak them a little and publish them in this compilation. These three scenes are scrumptious little morsels that will be sur ...more
Victoria
Apr 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austen, reviewed
I thoroughly enjoyed this novella. I found it exceedingly helpful to have read both of Burris' other novels before reading this collection of short stories.

The main story, which the title refers to, was very intriguing right away. I could feel myself scowling at the appropriate times, and was very content with the ending. I liked how Anne de Bourgh wasn't a comrade of Darcy's in this novel. It was rather refreshing.

The other two shorter stories made me chuckle and were lots of fun to read!
Jo Michaels
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Folks looking for short story entertainment with a P&P theme
I read P&P about once a year. I love the characters, and always wanted to know what happened to poor Anne after Mr. Darcy chose Elizabeth. When Skylar Burris appeared on my blog to pitch The Strange Marriage of Anne de Bourgh to me, I snapped up the sample right away, and I enjoyed it so much I bought the book. Without further dawdling...

From a Reader's Perspective:
What I love most about Pride and Prejudice is the language. I get caught up in the flow and rhythm of Austin's words on the page
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Carol Perrin
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Strange Marriage of Anne de Bourgh and Other Pride and Prejudice Stories

Enjoyable short stories about the Darcy family including the de Bourgh branch. The Collins family moves on to a better offer, and the new Rector seems to have designs on Anne for all the wrong reasons. Darcy to the rescue. The Battle of Wits was particularly impressive. While Darcy was in London on business, the first letter was to Elizabeth was just that - business. Elizabeth response letter informed he husband that was
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Jo Notary
Jan 23, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jane-austen
When Mr. Collins leaves his living at Rosings for a higher (or at least more lucrative) calling, a lascivious new rector takes his place. Mr. Darcy fears this handsome man of the cloth may have designs on his sickly cousin Anne, and he races to rescue her from a fate worse than death: marriage. In addition to the title novelette, this collection also includes three Pride and Prejudice inspired short stories that offer playful glimpses into the future life of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. These short Regen ...more
Vanessa
Sep 11, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: do-not-read
Do not read this book. Sorry to the author, Skylar Hamilton Burris....but this looks like rough draft = final copy. Your other books are better thought, better written and provide a good story. The marriage story goes from the rouge....who she might be naïve enough to marry to all of a sudden marrying someone....and you are not brought into the process of how she grew to love him.
Leslie
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austenesque
This is a collection of short stories. The author explains in the Forward how they came to be removed from other works.

The Strange marriage of Anne de Bourgh is a decent enough work with a twist in the tale. The other two are adorable interactions between Mr & Mrs. Darcy.

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Skylar Hamilton Burris works as a freelance editor and writer. She is the author of four novels, including three sequels to Pride and Prejudice, a collection of poetry, and numerous essays and short stories. Driven by a love of traditional, meaningful poetry, Skylar founded Ancient Paths Literary Magazine in 1998. Seventeen issues of the print magazine have been published in the years since, and A ...more
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