Tag Archives: Fitzwilliam Darcy

“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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“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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New Release: Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary + an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Today I am thrilled to release my latest Pride and Prejudice Vagary. For those of you unfamiliar with the “variation” genre, the author changes one key events in the original story line and sends the tale in a different (or … Continue reading

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What Would Darcy Do If Elizabeth Chose Another? Welcome Austen Author, Joana Starnes and Her Lastest Release “The Unthinkable Triangle” + a Giveaway

Today, I welcome one of my fellow Austen Authors: Joana Starnes lives in the south of England with her family. A medical graduate, in more recent years she has developed an unrelated but enduring fascination with Georgian Britain in general and … Continue reading

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The Brilliance of an “Unequal” Marriage as a Plot Point in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen presents the reader  with three very eligible bachelors: the sharp-tongued, prideful Darcy, the amiable and handsome Bingley, and the smooth-talking military officer of Wickham. Analysis of these characters is plentiful, but I hope to open … Continue reading

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