Mr. Darcy’s Diary, Amanda Grange

Hi !

I still love the story of Pride and Prejudice, no matter how cliché it is.

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Anyway, if you don’t know Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen yet, you should read it, preferably before watching the adaptations or reading any sequel, including Mr. Darcy’s Diary.

For those of you who dream of knowing Mr. Darcy’s thoughts…

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You can read this :

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Without further ado, here’s a quick summary.

As his best friend, Mr. Bingley, settles in Netherfield, Mr. Darcy, a wealthy landowner, meets the Bennet family living in Longbourn, composed of a chatty mother, a cynical father and five maids. Even though he despises their company, Darcy’s interest for Elizabeth Bennet grows. Nevertheless, she thinks of him as a haughty man. Can love overcome the obstacles of Darcy’s pride and Lizzy’s prejudices ?

I read this novel an Jane Austen’s at the same time and, unsurprisingly, found Amanda Grange’s style easier to read. The most important parts of the story are barely modified but Grange took the liberty of adding new details, including some subtle PDA, not always relevant. I enjoyed this refreshing look over Darcy’s character, which sometimes appears loveable and funny, while Austen didn’t make him very expressive.

Jane Austen lovers are likely to appreciate this « bonus »!

Here’s an amusing quote :

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