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Dear Mr. Darcy: A Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

by Amanda Grange

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A retelling of Pride and Prejudice. This retelling is done with letters from the characters we met in the original. I found the book slightly confussing at first, due to the letter format but it didn't take me long to get used to it. I ended up enjoying the read. Well I am a Pride and Prejudice fan. ( )
  DaffiMere | Jan 16, 2015 |
Un "volver a contar" epistolar de Orgullo y Prejuicio
Dear Mr. Darcy: A Retelling of Pride and Prejudice por Amanda Grange

Es muy divertido seguir esta historia que se inicia con una precuela y continúa volviendo a contar la historia desde cartas que se envían entre los personajes, la autora es hábil haciendo los seguimientos y la ilación de los acontecimientos, profundizando en algunos puntos de la historia y dando su punto de vista, todo perfectamente hilado con mucha verosimilitud.
El ritmo de lectura es dinámico y ágil con una trama muy interesante al aportar la parte de la precuela donde introduce parte de los nuevos personajes muy bien creados para el fin de la historia. Así pues, la precuela da mucho matiz a cada personaje nuevo como los ya conocidos por el original. Pero todo va poco a poco y con cada cambio de carta es agradable seguir la historia, muy entretenida e incluso con un nivel de acción medio sobre todo con el malvado Wickham.
La siguiente etapa del libro se inicia cuando la autora a través de este modelo epistolar sigue con la narración cuando los dos caballeros llegan a Herfordshire llenando los espacios que deja la obra original, y allí viene lo interesante, con habilidad, la autora juega con los personajes creados donde las hermanas Bennet cuentan sus impresiones de los nuevos caballeros que llegan a Netherfield Park.
Este modelo epistolar también amplía el abanico de posiblidades de conocer la historia desde distintos puntos de vista a la vez, desde los personajes secundarios hasta los principales.
La sensación es como si leyésemos Orgullo y Prejuicio desde otra perspectiva o desde varias perspectivas distintas. Es muy ingenioso y divertido.
Hay mucho material tomado de la historia original pero en su mayoría es inédito y con la variación propia que le da la autora.
Todo está bien hilado, los personajes nuevos creados le dan más viveza y riqueza a este "volver a contar". Y son precisamente los nuevos personajes los que le dan movimiento y dianamismo a la historia, sin embargo no hay grandes dosis de drama, ni angustia, ni acción. Todo sucede con más sosiego pero tampoco por ello menos interesante o aburrido sino todo lo contrario, resulta fascinante.
El final es abierto sobre todo para varios personajes secundarios como Mary, Kitty y Georgiana con sus posibles futuros pretendientes-esposos que ya nos lo deja para la imaginación del lector.

http://warmisunquausten.blogspot.com.es/2013/07/dear-mr.html ( )
  Warmisunqu_Austen | Aug 5, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425247813, Paperback)

In this imaginative retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Amanda Grange now tells the classic story through the eyes of its compelling romantic hero, Fitzwilliam Darcy—in a series of revealing letters that casts a sparkling new reflection on the manners and morals of the landed gentry in 19th-century England…

Here, for the first time, are the letters written by the exceedingly proud and stubborn Mr. Darcy, covering the life-changing events that defined him—from the death of his father, to his control of his Derbyshire estate of Pemberley to his conflicted courtship with the lively, intelligent, and delightfully willful Elizabeth Bennet. Try as he may, he cannot deny his attraction to this woman with fine eyes, a playful spirit, a mind of her own… and an embarrassing family that is frankly, and utterly, beneath him. But it is Elizabeth who controls both their destinies, and whose surprises will change Darcy’s life yet again.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:17 -0400)

In this imaginative retelling of "Pride and Prejudice," Amanda Grange now tells the classic story through the eyes of its compelling romantic hero, Fitzwilliam Darcy--in a series of revealing letters that casts a sparkling new reflection on the manners and morals of the landed gentry in 19th-century England... Here, for the first time, are the letters written by the exceedingly proud and stubborn Mr. Darcy, covering the life-changing events that defined him--from the death of his father, to his control of his Derbyshire estate of Pemberley to his conflicted courtship with the lively, intelligent, and delightfully willful Elizabeth Bennet. Try as he may, he cannot deny his attraction to this woman with fine eyes, a playful spirit, a mind of her own... and an embarrassing family that is frankly, and utterly, beneath him. But it is Elizabeth who controls both their destinies, and whose surprises will change Darcy's life yet again.… (more)

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