The Darcys Give A Ball

The Darcys Give A Ball

A Gentle Joke, Jane Austen Style

Book - 2008
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While Jane and Lizzie plan a lavish ball at Pemberley, the Darcys' second son falls in love with the Collins' daughter, first-born Juliet Darcy is almost lured into an elopement, and Georgiana's timid daughter Lucy is the new target of Miss Caroline Bingley's meddling.

The Darcys Give a Ball is a charming and very amusing imagining of the next generation of Jane Austen's beloved characters from Pride and Prejudice and other novels, where all the young people come together for a surprising and altogether satisfying ending. Sons and daughters share the physical and personality traits of their parents, but of course have minds of their own, and as Lizzie says to Jane: "The romantic attachments of one's children are a constant distraction."

"Jane would be proud of you." -Juliet McMaster, Professor of English, University of Alberta

"A tour de force." -Marilyn Sachs, author ofFirst Impressions
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, c2008.
ISBN: 9781402211317
Branch Call Number: NEWARK E
Characteristics: 156 pages ; 20 cm.


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devorah1231 Dec 16, 2012

This is a quick read, and I was enjoying it, but the end was disappointingly vulgar. Not for young readers.

Apr 07, 2011

This is a very quick read. It takes the characters from various Jane Austen books (focusing mainly on those from P&P), and gives them kids, now in their teens and early twenties. The author does not delve deeply into characters, so it lacks substance. It's not a horrible book, but it's not one worth reading again.


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