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Mr. Darcy, Vampyre (edition 2009)

by Amanda Grange

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Title:Mr. Darcy, Vampyre
Authors:Amanda Grange
Info:Sourcebooks Landmark (2009), Edition: 1ST, Paperback, 320 pages
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Although the book was extremely slow (the fact that Darcy is a vampire doesn't come out until around page 240)the way the author handles the story is in a style worthy of Jane Austen. There are some problems, the heroine feels lost, but in the end everything is fixed and there is a happily ever after. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Although the book was extremely slow (the fact that Darcy is a vampire doesn't come out until around page 240)the way the author handles the story is in a style worthy of Jane Austen. There are some problems, the heroine feels lost, but in the end everything is fixed and there is a happily ever after. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Although the book was extremely slow (the fact that Darcy is a vampire doesn't come out until around page 240)the way the author handles the story is in a style worthy of Jane Austen. There are some problems, the heroine feels lost, but in the end everything is fixed and there is a happily ever after. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Although the book was extremely slow (the fact that Darcy is a vampire doesn't come out until around page 240)the way the author handles the story is in a style worthy of Jane Austen. There are some problems, the heroine feels lost, but in the end everything is fixed and there is a happily ever after. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This could have been good. The concept and cover looked too good to pass up, but the first 2/3 of the story I wanted to see more of Darcy's vampire side, something darker along the lines of the Brontes or Radcliffe. Alas, much was left to be desired.
  VeritysVeranda | Sep 29, 2013 |
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However, Mr. Darcy, Vampyre is more than just the simple addition of vampire lore to P&P; instead, Amanda Grange has crafted a clever homage to the Gothic novels that Jane Austen so enjoyed. As in all of Ms. Grange’s Austen-inspired novels, she has clearly done her homework, and Mr. Darcy, Vampyre most strongly echoes Ann Radcliffe’s tales of psychological horror, incorporating all the elements that knowledgeable fans of the Gothic expect: a trip through the roughest and most picturesque parts of the Continent; loving descriptions of the scenery (though fortunately, unlike Radcliffe, they don’t go on for page after tiresome page, and there is no doggerel poetry further slowing things down); mysterious castles with oddly-behaving servants; banditti, mercenaries, and fearful, violent villagers; an accident that, Elizabeth is told, portends death; a story of another young lady just like Lizzy who arrived under similar circumstances and met a bad end; and there even is a “black veil” moment, when our heroine sees something so horrid she has no choice but to swoon. The reader is not immediately enlightened to the horror, though we can guess it; and, again fortunately unlike Radcliffe, Ms. Grange does not keep us hanging until the end of the book and then come up with a lame afterthought to close the loop. We also felt echoes of Dracula, Polidori’s seminal story “The Vampyre,” Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight, and even a smidgen of Harry Potter.
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An amusing addition to the Austen canon! Amanda Grange has picked up the story where Austen let off - here, on the day that Lizzie weds Mr Darcy, the dear reader learns that not only is Darcy a vampyre, but also, if he consummates his marriage, poor Lizzie is destined to join him as a bloodsucker!! So as they honeymoon in Europe, poor Lizzie wonders why Darcy keeps is distance....
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