The Gentleman and the Rake
In this revised omnibus edition of "Mr. B Speaks!" and "A Man of Few Words," Katherine Woodbury provides a fresh perspective on two classic works of English literature.
Adaptations of Jane Austen's most beloved and well-known work have too often transformed Fitzwilliam Darcy into the stereotypical alpha male of Regency romances. In order to correct this misunderstanding, Darcy has taken the opportunity to provide a more "balanced" view of the relationship between himself and Elizabeth Bennet.
Bodily yanked out of Samuel Richardson's "Pamela," the novel's hero, Mr. B, must defend himself in court before a panel of skeptical literary scholars and unfriendly critics. The redeemed rake of the first true English romance, Mr. B struggles to justify his provocative behavior. Will love conquer all in the 21st century as it did in the 18th?
The result is a delightful dash through the roots of the modern romance novel!
- Peaks Island Press, September 2012
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