Assembly Such As This
A Novel Of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman
Baker & Taylor
Told from the perspective of Darcy, the first installment of a trilogy based on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" begins with his observations of the Bennet family during a disastrous Netherfield Park ball, and offers insight into his complicated past.
A first installment of a trilogy based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is told from the perspective of Darcy, begins with his observations of the Bennet family during a disastrous Netherfield Park ball, and offers insight into his complicated past. Original. 60,000 first printing.
Simon and Schuster
"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.
New York Touchstone 2003