Darcy’s Story – Janet Aylmer Review

Darcy's Story When Elizabeth Bennet first met Mr. Darcy, she found him proud, distant, and rude—despite the other ladies’ admiration of his estate in Derbyshire and ten thousand pounds a year. But what was Mr. Darcy thinking?

Pride and Prejudice is my favourite book of all time. It’s such a good blend of romance and feminism and I think the character development is amazing. That’s why I was really interested to read this novel that claims to tell the story from Mr. Darcy’s point of view. I have to say I was very disappointed.

Honestly, I wasn’t expecting a lot from this book because I knew that no author could capture the charm, humour, or wit of Jane Austen. What I wasn’t expecting was such a dry, superficial account of the story. I didn’t learn anything more about Darcy’s character or personality from this book. I did enjoy reading about his relationship with Georgiana and I enjoyed getting to know more about her, but overall, it was really pointless.

The only thing I really enjoyed was entering the world of Jane Austen again. Otherwise, this book takes lines straight from Pride and Prejudice. Just stick to reading the original and pretend this book doesn’t exist.

Don’t recommend at all.

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