Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice Continued

by Anna Elliot

Other authorsLaura Masselos (Illustrator)
Ebook, 2011

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LibraryThing member franoscar
Free on Kindle. Spoilers abound. I found this an amusing read. I didn't really understand the emotional life of the characters. The hero -- whats-his-name -- Colonel Fitzwilliam -- didn't make sense to me. Why was he holding back so hard?I thought it was her fortune but it didn't seem to be. Did Darcy really support the marriage? And the plot was way over the top, with the fake french guy and Anne triumphant. So, as long as it doesn't have to make sense, it was enjoyable.… (more)
LibraryThing member sapphireblueeye
I am in love with this book. I can't wait to get the next one. One other commenter said that she didn't understand why Col. Fitzwilliam acted the way he did. Isn't it obvious? PTSD.

The only issue that I had with this book is that sometimes we lost the magical world of Austen because a circumstance or line was too modern. Overall this book is written very well. The descriptions are just lovely. The character development for me was perfect. I am making my mom read it as soon as she's done obsessing of the 15th century!… (more)
LibraryThing member suzemo
Decent short little piece covering Georgiana Darcy for a short period after P&P finishes. Don't expect Austen's scathing wit, irony, and hilarity re: social conditions of the time. It's just a cute (free!) little story that follows. Fairly decent and fun.
LibraryThing member etxgardener
This is one of many books that takes Pride & Prejudice and moves the story past the marriage of Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. This book, told in the form of the diary of Darcy's sister, Georgiana, tells of the early days of Elizabeth & Darcy's marriage ass well as of Georgiana's own journey to find love - hopefully with Darcy's good friend, Edward.

Several of the characters of the original book appear in this volume, namely Caroline Bingley, Anne de Bourgh and mean old Lady de Bourgh, as well as a host of other characters, mostly presented as suitors for one or more of the female characters.

There are small joys & sorrows and, of course, the road to love has to surmount various obstacles before true happiness is found at the end of the book. At only 76,000 words, this is a quick read. if you like what has now become a genre of its own. This is the perfect book for a longish plane ride or a rainy Saturday afternoon.
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LibraryThing member GunnarGrey
Okay, so this kept me up way too late last night reading it. Even though the characters became more and more modern and, sadly, two-dimensional as the story progressed. And while a true sweet romance, the plot deviated more and more from anything Jane Austen might have written until it did become embarrassing for the characters. And the hero's character development was not only non-existent, it went into reverse; he became not only two-dimensional and formulaic, but a bit of a boor at the same time. And yet… four in the morning. Yep. I read the entire book in one day.

Oh, one thing, Regency writers: could we have one good book without the "women are second-class citizens" rant?
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LibraryThing member Cariola
Midway through my post-Christmas visit with family, I was in need of some serious fluff, and this book supplied it. As the title makes apparent, it focuses on Georgiana, Darcy's sister (who, as we learn in Pride and Prejudice, had been rescued from the dreadful fate of eloping with George Wickham), and takes the form of a diary. Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for almost a year, and Aunt de Bourgh has been parading eligible young men through Pemberly in hopes of finding a suitable match for Georgiana, who reveals in her diary that her heart belongs to her cousin Col. Fitzwilliam, an early suitor for Elizabeth's hand. Unfortunately, he seems to still consider Georgiana, now 18, as a child.

In the course of the novel, Georgiana develops a spine and even helps her cousin Anne de Bourgh to find one as well. And, of course, there is a happy ending for all.

The author's forward informs us that she chose the diary form as she had no intention of trying to replicate Austen's style, and that worked fairly well. While I can't say that I'll be rushing out to buy the rest of the series, I'll keep it in mind the next time I need a little fluff in my life.
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LibraryThing member cameling
Continuing with Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the story picks up with Darcy's younger sister, Georgiana, written as journal entries. Living with her brother and his wife, her diary tells of her great-aunt, Catherine de Bourgh's constant attempts to marry her off to her choice of a suitable husband, while continuing to harangue her own quiet daughter, Anne.

In the meantime, her heart yearns for someone who may not see her as anything other than the younger sister of his best friend. In the meantime, an old nemesis returns and seems determined to wreck her safe haven.
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LibraryThing member kp9949
I must admit to surprise. I didn't think I would like this book; but, as I had received it through a free download, I was willing to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. It starts when Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have been married and have a young son. Georgiana keeps a diary and tells the story of what life is like sharing her home with Darcy & his wife. Of course, she is concerned about her own life and what her future will be. Who will she marry. This was surprising good.… (more)
LibraryThing member wealhtheowwylfing
After her brother's marriage, Georgiana Darcy begins to spend more time in Society. Among the contenders for her hand are several fortune-hunters and a man seeking a marriage of convenience--but not the man she's loved all her life. He is engaged to another. To distract herself, Georgiana spends more time with her sickly cousin Anne and with the cottagers on her brother's estate; these interests not only help others, but draw Georgiana out of herself even more.

A sweet, slow-paced tale. Nothing particularly new happens in this story, but it also stayed pretty true to the existing characters, unlike a deplorable number of other Austen-spin-offs. I wasn't caught up, however, and feel no real urge to read further into this series.
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LibraryThing member MarysGirl
I found this book to be a fun quick read. Of the tide of P&P fan fiction that washed ashore a few years ago, this story was better than most, but not outstanding--and didn't pretend to be more than it was. The language and sensibilities were a little modern and I predicted every plot development except one, but it did make me nostalgic to see the BBC show again. If you're looking for a literary book that lives up to the original, I highly recommend Longbourn--one of the best books I've read in a while.… (more)
LibraryThing member gmoore8911
I enjoyed this book. After reading the author's note, I immediately regretted it. It gave too much insight into the story that you already know what is going to happen so you're just flipping through the pages to get to that part. Overall, it's a good love story.
LibraryThing member N.W.Moors
This is one of the better Austen genre stories in my opinion. Georgiana, Darcy's sister, has grown up. Written in the form of a diary, this book captures a house party at Pemberley arranged by Aunt de Bourgh to find Georgiana a husband.
The author does a good job in keeping the characters and settings true to Austen's vision as well as the era. I thought the ending a bit abrupt, but just discovered there is a sequel, so, huzzah, I'll read on. I was kept guessing at who Georgiana would end up with. I also liked how other characters familiar from the original were incorporated and their stories added to. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how much I enjoyed the sketches in Georgiana's diary.… (more)
LibraryThing member niaomiya
This book is a well-written extension of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." Told from the viewpoint of Georgiana Darcy, the book gives Georgiana a chance at love and allows the reader to gain some insight into Georgiana's past with George Wickham. The only thing that I felt detracted from the novel was author Anna Elliott's decision to have Georgiana explain EVERYTHING from her role in "Pride and Prejudice." This was wholly unnecessary, as readers of books like this one are already "Pride and Prejudice" fans and already know every detail of what happened in "Pride and Prejudice." There's no need to explain that Wickham was a family friend of the Darcys, that Georgiana almost eloped with Wickham but Fitzwilliam Darcy saved her, etc., etc., etc. I skipped all those parts because I already knew it. And since this book is supposed to be Georgiana writing in her diary, it doesn't make sense for her to explain her own past to her diary. Other than this unnecessary stuff, the book was actually quite entertaining - the plot moved right along, and Georgiana is a very likable girl.… (more)

Publication

Wilson Press

Original publication date

2011-04-20
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