Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pride And Prejudice: The Genre

I want to call attention to the Pride and Prejudice Genre. Here we can find the continuing adventures of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. And what about Charlotte? And what about Darcy's past with the dastardly George Wickham? All of your questions will be answered! Observe:

By Linda Berdoll
This is actually the first book in a series continuing the adventures of Elizabeth and Darcy. It follows their happy life together, touching on something that the prequel, Pride and Prejudice, mysteriously left out. Sex. There are other developments too, as Jane struggles with a marriage that has grown stale and a bastard son that might be Darcy's. But this book is about the intercourse. Read too if you've always wondered how big Darcy's penis is. Here's a hint: it's big. Why did Austen leave that shit out?    

By Skylar Hamilton Burris
This book follows the romantic destiny of Georgiana Darcy. Darcy's sis. Skyler doesn't just sit around, using old characters from the books, hell no, she makes new ones to occupy and torment Georgiana's life. There's an ambitious soldier, a wistful vicar, and even a flirtatious abolitionist. You will know Georgiana Darcy. You will cheer her victories, fall crushed, at her defeats. And then you will learn the human spirit.   

By Alexa Adams
"She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men." Remember that shit? Darcy said that about Elizabeth when asked about her near the beginning of the prequel, Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth heard him and was all prejudiced about him after that. BUT WHAT IF HE DIDN'T SAY THAT? This book asks that question, and answers it too. EVERYTHING CHANGES.

By Jennifer Becton
This book follows fan favorite, Charlotte Collins, who, last we read of her, married that simpleton, Mr. Collins, after Elizabeth refused him in the prequel, Pride and Prejudice. But what happened of her? I will tell you that the answers lie in this book. Spoiler: Mr. Collins dies! Charlotte has to pick up the pieces of not just her life, but of her reputation, while possibly finding real love.

By Abigail Reynolds
In her sixth variation of the Pride and Prejudice saga, Mr. Bennet, Elizabeth's father, dies before any of the events in the prequel, Pride and Prejudice, can come to fruition. Because of this, Elizabeth must live with the Gardiner family, and Mr. Darcy struggles to win her heart while her family picks up the pieces of the untimely death. 

By Linda Wells 
This story dares to ask the question: what would have happened if Darcy and Elizabeth met years before the events of the prequel, Pride and Prejudice? How would the meeting between soul mates have changed the perspective on their lives and altered the course of their love? 

By Ann Herendeen
This book takes a bisexual look at the tale. Elizabeth has relations with her best friend, Charlotte. Darcy has an affair with Charles Bingley, all while they lust after each other, and, eventually, find love. If the prequel, Pride and Prejudice, weren't complicated enough, add sex and bisexual politics, and that shit just got serious.

 By Kara Louise
Kara Louise takes the best of that prequel, Pride and Prejudice, and adds the open seas. What! In this retelling, Elizabeth Bennet journeys to the New World aboard the ship, Pemberley's Promise, where she meets dashing Mr. Darcy. She falls ill, while their love grows. Will it last when they make a return to England?

 
By Karen Waslyowski
This book follows the relationship of Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam and the ever famous, Mr. Darcy, who happens to be his cousin. This free-loving colonel thinks Mr. Darcy (from the prequel, Pride and Prejudice) is crazy for falling in matrimony. But then he falls in love himself and becomes embroiled in the courtship process. This book dares to ask the question, what would happen if Mr. Darcy's cousin, Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam, who is against settling down, what if this guy fell in love and had to court a lady? 

If you enjoy these books, please refer to a few more in satisfying your Pride and Prejudice: Mr. Darcy's Secret, The Perfect Bride of Mr. Darcy, The Trouble with Mr. Darcy, Only Mr. Darcy Will Do, Darcy and the Duchess, To Have His Cake and Eat It Too: A tale of Mr. Darcy, Realisations: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice, A Darcy Christmas, The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy: Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice Continues, From Lambton to Longbourn: A Pride and Prejudice Variation, What He Would Not Do: Mr. Darcy's Tale Continues, To Conquer Mr. Darcy, Mr. Darcy Takes the Plunge, Mr. Darcy and the Secret of Becoming a Gentleman, The Truth about Mr. Darcy, What Would Mr. Darcy Do?, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World, By Force of Instinct: A Pride and Prejudice Variation, Wickham's Diary, Young Master Darcy: A Lesson in Honour, Apprehension and Desire: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice, Fire and Cross: Pride and Prejudice with a steamy mysterious twist, Pride and Prejudice: The Wild and Wanton Edition, Darcy's Temptation: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Loving Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberley, My Dearest Mr. Darcy: an amazing journey into love everlasting, The Other Mr. Darcy: Did you know Mr. Darcy had an American cousin?, Mr. Darcy's Decision: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy's Daughter: The acclaimed Pride and Prejudice sequel series, Mr. Darcy's Little Sister, Mr. Darcy's Daughters: A Novel, Mr. Darcy's Great Escape: A tale of the Darcy's and the Bingleys, and, of course, The Darcys and the Bingleys: A Tale of Two Gentlemen's Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters.