An Assembly Such as This
Title: An Assembly Such as This
Author: Pamela Aidan
Told from the perspective of Darcy, the first installment of a trilogy based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice begins with his observations of the Bennet family during a disastrous Netherfield Park ball and offers insight into his complicated past.
Duty and Desire
These Three Remain
“Ten thousand a year and a large estate in Derbyshire!” That was all Mrs. Bennet desired to know of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy before she began to entertain hopes that one of her daughters would attract his attention. In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen reveals little of her creation’s past or present before banishing him for quite two thirds of her book. But, who is Fitzwilliam Darcy?
An Assembly Such as This, the first book of the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, answers that intriguing question by taking the reader into Darcy’s world, a world very different from Elizabeth Bennet’s. Chronicling Darcy’s supervision of his naive friend Charles Bingley and his growing fascination with Elizabeth Bennet, it culminates with the disastrous ball at Netherfield and Darcy’s return to London with the express intention of forgetting Elizabeth amidst the dizzying and dangerous whirl of Regency society.