Mr. Darcy Says What?
May 26, 2012
Pride and Prejudice is, without much objection, the quintessential romance book. True, author Jane Austen was more about writing a social commentary than telling a love story (or, as she had no Mr. Darcy of her own, she created one). Miss Austen did, in fact, reboot the romance genre – taking it out of the theater and into book form.
Today, Mr. Darcy is everywhere. No longer confined to the pages of Austen’s novel, his and Elizabeth Bennett’s story has been expanded, reimagined, and retold dozens of times in the past few decades. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star, Mr. Darcy’s Diary, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, and Red Bridge Branch’s Best Seller Book Club pick for July, Death Comes to Pemberley, are just a few of the many books carrying on and changing Jane Austen’ s most famous work.
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