An Assembly Such as This

By Pamela Aidan
Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9780743291347, 246pp.

Publication Date: June 2006

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Description
"She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me."
So begins the timeless romance of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice." Jane Austen's classic novel is beloved by millions, but little is revealed in the book about the mysterious and handsome hero, Mr. Darcy. And so the question has long remained: Who is Fitzwilliam Darcy?
In "An Assembly Such as This, " Pamela Aidan finally answers that long-standing question. In this first book of her "Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman" trilogy, she reintroduces us to Darcy during his visit to Hertfordshire with his friend Charles Bingley and reveals Darcy's hidden perspective on the events of "Pride and Prejudice." As Darcy spends more time at Netherfield supervising Bingley and fending off Miss Bingley's persistent advances, his unwilling attraction to Elizabeth grows -- as does his concern about her relationship with his nemesis, George Wickham.
Setting the story vividly against the colorful historical and political background of the Regency, Aidan writes in a style comfortably at home with Austen but with a wit and humor very much her own. Aidan adds her own cast of fascinating characters to those in Austen's original, weaving a rich tapestry from Darcy's past and present. Austen fans and newcomers alike will love this new chapter of the most famous romance of all time.



About the Author
Pamela Aidan has been a librarian for thirty years and a fan of Jane Austen even longer. She is the author of two previous books in the "Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman" trilogy: "An Assembly Such as This" and "Duty and Desire." She lives with her husband in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
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