Pride and Prescience, Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged

Pride and Prescience, Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged

A Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery

Book - 2004 | 1st hardcover ed.
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Mr. & Mrs. Darcy, the joyous newlyweds from" Pride and Prejudice," have not even left for their honeymoon when they find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving one of their wedding guests.
The lovely Caroline Bingley is engaged to marry a rich and charismatic American. Unfortunately, this windswept courtship is marred by many strange events: nocturnal wanderings, spooked horses, carriage accidents, and even an apparent suicide attempt. Soon the whole Bingley family seems the target of a mysterious plot.
Only the Darcys recognize the danger as the Austen genre of Regency romances mixes with the unearthly gothic threats of Ann Radcliffe and the Brontes. Dark forces are afoot and the Darcys must get to the bottom of the plot before the blushing bride descends into madness or worse.
In "Pride and Prescience," the Darcys take center stage as the Regency era's answer to the "Thin Man"'s Nick and Nora, in search of the truth, universally acknowledged and otherwise.
Publisher: New York : Forge, c2004.
Edition: 1st hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9780765305084
Characteristics: 287 p. ; 22 cm.
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MsMarge Jan 24, 2012

This book starts out delightfully, with a very attractive Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. They are bright, funny and very well suited to each other. The descriptions of the times, the people, the settings and the culture are clearly presented and interesting. But after about the first 200 pages, the story becomes ridiculous and falls apart. It descends into magic and spells. I was sorry I spent all that time getting into the story, when it didn't have a more believable ending.

Feb 15, 2011

Few literary couples are as beloved as Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen?s classic Pride and Prejudice. Author Carrie Bebris resurrects this witty, dashing pair and sets them up as amateur sleuths. Their first case comes quick on the heels of their wedding, a double-ceremony with Elizabeth?s sister Jane and Darcy?s BFF Mr. Bingley. Bingley?s sister Caroline (who spent years trying to catch Darcy before Elizabeth beat her to it) chooses this romantic occasion to announce her own engagement to a wealthy American plantation owner. Mr. and Mrs. Darcy must postpone their own honeymoon until this new wedding can take place, but they are delayed even longer when the newest bride Caroline begins to, well, go a bit mad. A visit to Bingley?s manor is complicated by a houseguest who collects mystical artifacts, a bitter family feud?and a murder. Though Darcy and Elizabeth have long been loved for their willful and contrary natures, their two heads are better than one when there?s a houseful of suspects on the loose. Awash in comic dialogue, Regency era details, and even a Gothic flare here and there, Pride and Prescience is an atmospheric, highly enjoyable read.

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