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Pride/Prejudice I am addicted to very few things, and generally have the ability to try at least anything once The one thing that I absolutely cannot get enough of, however, is Pride and Prejudice I blame that early reader for students I picked up in 1998 at a Library in Mayenne, France I was there to study French, and found the book in a section for young learners It was a great introduction to the story When I was given this book as a gift, I was at first concerned that the queer themes were only pres I am addicted to very few things, and generally have the ability to try at least anything once The one thing that I absolutely cannot get enough of, however, is Pride and Prejudice I blame that early reader for students I picked up in 1998 at a Library in Mayenne, France I was there to study French, and found the book in a section for young learners It was a great introduction to the story When I was given this book as a gift, I was at first concerned that the queer themes were only present as a gimmick that the book would just be an extended slash fanfiction While I am on record for supporting fanfiction, especially the kind that forces a new perspective into a media text where it might otherwise be entirely absent see my essay Water Logged Mona Lisa Who Is Mary Sue and Why Do We Need Her foron this , I am Curiosity has many times been a motivating factor for me to reach out and snag a book A naughty, bawdy version of Jane Austen s Pride Prejudice fell in with this motivation I was all set for a book that would make me squirm and get flustered because it was taken such liberties with the PP story.But I wasn t far in before I realized that I was actually distracted and unfocused While yes, it was uber avant guarde with forbidden relationships of the times namely gay, bi sexual, and op Curiosity has many times been a motivating fa Audacious And Masterful.True To Austen S Spirit, Ann Herendeen Has Given Us A Compelling, And Sexual, Novel Of Manners Pamela Regis, Author Of A Natural History Of The Romance Novel Ann Herendeen S Pride Prejudice A Novel Of Mr Darcy, Elizabeth Bennett, And Their Other Loves Revisits The Classic Jane Austen Work To Fill In The Gaps That The Original Left Unexplained And Unexplored Ingenious, Brazen, And Unrelentingly Entertaining Yet Always Appreciative And Respectful Of One Of The World S Most Beloved Literary Works This Masterful Reinvention By The Acclaimed Author Of Phyllida And The Brotherhood Of Philander Is Truly A Pride And Prejudice For The 21st Century. As you can probably gather from the title, this book is an excuse for the author to write lots of sex scenes between Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley And to promote her other book by having its main character be an acquaintance of Mr Darcy This is probably the most obnoxious part of the entire novel and had me skipping any page that mentioned the Brotherhood of Philander by the end While I didn t completely dislike everything about this book, it has many many problems.First, if you are not EXTREM As you can probably gather from the title, this book is an excuse for the author to write lots of sex scenes between Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley And to promote her other book by having its main character be an acquaintance of Mr Darcy This is probably the most obnoxious part of the entire novel and had me skipping any page that mentioned the Brotherhood of Philander by the end While I didn t completely dislike everything a number of readers seem to be missing the point of this book Herendeen, in her concluding author s notes, states explicitly that part of her purpose in producing this treatment of PP is to review the original from the perspective of a 21st century person I think she does this splendidly Unrequited love and the comedy of manners and the unresolved sexual tension is all great and whatever, but this version of Austen s characters actually conveys upon them agency, both political and s Ok this book was strange I hope it won t affect the way I see Pride and Prejudice, mr Darcy and all the others In Pride Prejudice Ann Herendeen shows us a totally different interpretation of Austens book She finds somethingthan friendship between Darcy and Bingley The two men love each other in a totally different way and in the beginning I had the feeling they just wanted to marry a woman because society wanted expected them to After reading a while though, I discover Ok this book was strange I hope it won t affect the way I see Pride and Prejudice, mr Darcy and a This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I hated this book on so many levels I m far from a prude, but imagining Darcy and Bingley as gay lovers was just pushing the envelope a bit too far And the sordidness of the sex acts was just revolting I figure the author must passionately despise Austen fans like myself former English majors swooning over Colin Firth in a wet shirt Otherwise, she wouldn t have attepted to destroy the characters in so complete and twisted a manner While ordinarily I quite enjoy reimaginings of famous nov I hated this book on so many levels I m far from a prude, but imagining Darcy and Bingley as gay lovers was just pushing the envelope a bit too far And the sordidness of the sex acts was I absolutely LOVED this book I appreciate the manner in which Ann Herendeen paid tribute to Jane Austen without mimicking her I thoroughly enjoyed how the plot twists, while staying true to the thrust of the original story, drew life, and a wonderful sense of life, by the very nature of the differences Herendeen created to make her story as plausible as Austen s I also think Jane would roll her eyes and roll over in her grave were she to read this Not because she wouldn t like it, but rather I absolutely LOVED this book I appreciate the manner in which Ann Herendeen paid tribute to Jane To start, I have absolutely nothing against the content of this book I ve been around long enough and read enough fanfiction based on series books movies spanning many genres Pretty much nothing can faze me I m sure this book is meant to be tongue in cheek and a bit shocking The Achilles Patroclus type of relationship between Darcy and Bingley doesn t squick me End disclaimer.See, I m a PP retelling reinventio This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I give this story credit for being unlike any PP variation I ve ever read before It was an interesting take on the close friendships presented to us in the original.With that being said, there were other parts that just seemed out of place to me I didn t enjoy Darcy s characterization, especially with his domineering behaviour over Bingley in the slightest, and his behaviour made me question the validity of his feelings for Elizabeth Most of the story deals with the gaps in the story , I give this story credit for being unlike any PP variation I ve ever read before It was an interesting take on the close friendships presented to us in the original.With that being said, there were other parts that just seemed out of place to me I didn t enjoy Darcy s characterizati

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