Tag Archives: Fitzwilliam Darcy

“We All Love to Instruct”: Lessons in “Amiability” in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Is it not odd that Austen chose originally to name her novel First Impressions, when it is not “first impressions,” which bring Elizabeth Bennet “enlightenment”? Initially, Elizabeth finds everyone, but Mr. Darcy, as “amiable.” To prove my point about the … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary

                        Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure is another of my Pride and Prejudice vagaries. For those of you unfamiliar with the “variation” genre, the author changes one key event in … Continue reading

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Austen and Autism, a Guest Post from Elaine Owen

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors in June 2016 as Elaine Owen’s first post with our group. I thought it worthy to share it here.  These days it seems like you hear about autism everywhere, and that includes in … Continue reading

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The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy

 Fitzwilliam Darcy is a major, but minor, character in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Although he plays a major role in the story’s outcome, after all, Mr. Darcy is the romantic hero of the piece, he is not in every … Continue reading

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“Slow Dance for Darcy, or Slow Awakening?” a Guest Post from Collins Hemingway

Collins Hemingway shared this post on Austen Authors in early December 2016, but I thought some of you might enjoy the opportunity to add your “two cents” to the conversation. What exactly is “mate value” and “slow love”?  John Tierney, … Continue reading

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Fitzwilliam Darcy: Hero or Bad Boy? Guest Post from Martine Roberts

This post was originally posted on Austen Authors, but I thought it worthy of a second look. From Martine Roberts we have a post on our favorite Austen hero (or it that our favorite bad boy)? IT is a truth universally … Continue reading

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When in “Pride and Prejudice” Does Darcy Accept His Love for Elizabeth?

 When Fitzwilliam Darcy first encounters Elizabeth Bennet at the Meryton assembly, he tells Bingley, “At such an assembly as this, it [dancing] would be insupportable? Your sisters are engaged, and there is not another woman in the room whom it … Continue reading

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