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The Darcys & the Bingleys: A Tale of Two Gentlemen's Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters

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  • Title: The Darcys & the Bingleys: A Tale of Two Gentlemen's Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters
  • Author: Marsha Altman
  • ISBN: 9781402213489
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. Marsha Altman is an author and historian specializing in Rabbinic literature in late antiquity She is also an expert on Jane Austen sequels, having read nearly all of them She works in publishing and is writing a series continuing the story of the Darcys and Bingleys She lives in New York City She does not own any cats The order of the Darcys and the Bingleys series is 1 The Darcys and the Bingleys2 The plight of the Darcy Brothers3 Mr Darcy s Great Escape4 The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy 4b Other Tales eBook 5 The Knights of Derbyshire6 Georgiana and the Wolf7 Young Mr Darcy in Love 8 The Chrysanthemum and the Rose9 The Trials of George Wickham the Younger10 The Last of the Wine

  2. DNFed at 41%BO RING Nothing exciting has happened so far and I don t have the interest or time to read 200 pages of nothing At least it s out of my TBR after 5 years


  3. Altman, Marsha 2008 The Darcys The Bingleys Pride and Prejudice Continues A Tale of Two Gentlemen s Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters.Without a doubt, The Darcys The Bingleys is a good book As a sequel to the original novel by Jane Austen, people may be wary After all, some are of the opinion the the merrier and welcome all prequels, sequels, companions, and retellings Others have their reservations and look down their noses on authors that dare to try to walk in Austen s shoes And then the [...]


  4. To be completely honest, I m surprised so many of the reviews on here were as positive as they were I found this book to be beyond idiotic, and when you really boiled it down, it was actually really dull First of all, the plot lines were beyond ridiculous Second of all, Elizabeth isn t so much dazzlingly witty and clever in this book as she is rude and kind of stupidly obvious in her comments Not every word out of Elizabeth Bennet s mouth was a joke or a jibe at somebody else s expense The truth [...]


  5. Claudine of the Just Jane 1813 blog has been recommending this book to me along with the rest of the Altman series for quite some time So when she graciously sent me a paperback copy, what s a girl to do I, of course, determined that I had to not only read this but also give her and anyone else who reads my reviews my honest feedback I found this book very enjoyable Although sex is mentioned as in a Elizabeth rewarded him later that night when he came to her bedroom , type of comment there are n [...]


  6. This book is a bit like a family block of chocolate very yummy and intriguing at first bite, but the last bite leaves you wondering how you got this far.Unfortunately Ms Altman is not Jane Austen The language at the start of the book is promising and she has some witty dialogue, but not the description of Pride and Prejudice SPOILER ALERT We all know the characters, Darcy, Bingley and the Bennet sisters Of course we knew that they would live happily and have children, but a murder at Pemberley M [...]


  7. This was my second time reading this book, the first being before I joined so I never wrote a review for it This book was published by Sourcebooks back when Sourcebooks was posting everything PP related, and this was definitely one of the better offerings At first it was a bit dull, but when we got to the matter of Caroline Bingley s engagement it was very enjoyable and thrilling to read The witticisms between Darcy, Bingley, etc are clever and fun, albeit possibly a bit OOC but that s ok It mad [...]


  8. This was kind of a fun book, but it didn t really have the same flavor as Jane Austen the language seemed modern, and some of the situations seemed modern The book seemed to obsess about sex, too, even though there was nothing graphic, it really had a lot than Jane Austen would have included I d like to try some other Darcy sequels and see how they compare.


  9. As far as Austen sequels go, I ve read better, but I ve also read worse The plot was amusing, but think too hard about it and it all becomes illogical and full of holes My biggest problem was the languauge use of okay and people being perfectly fine ring rather arkwardly for my ears.


  10. In The Darcys the Bingleys, Marsha Altman picks up Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice just before Mr Darcy marries Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Bingley marries Jane Bennet In the midst of the chaos of planning a wedding, there is some talk about the nervousness of the wedding night While Charlotte Collins assures Elizabeth and Jane that it s not as bad as Mrs Bennet makes it out to be, Bingley turns to the reserved Darcy and Darcy s advice is a copy of The Kama Sutra This makes for some hilarious conv [...]


  11. For a little while, Kindle offered a bunch of Jane Austen related books for free, and I snapped up a few of them This was one of them I guess I got what I paid for.The book wasn t badly written and I thank whoever proofread it she commented on here because it was a refreshing change to read an ebook not riddled with grammatical and spelling errors But the dialogue was far too contemporary and the characters often acted, well, out of character Darcy a cheap drunk Jane threatening to strangle Bing [...]


  12. This book isn t the best Pride and Prejudice Sequel I ever read, but I did find it a very entertaining book It is not close to the style of Jane s writing, her characters I don t think she would have Mr Darcy be so easily drunk , or her style she would not be writing about the Kama Sutra Nevertheless, it is a fresh sequel to Pride and Prejudice and depicts the lives of the Bingley s and the Darcy s right before and long after marriage If you are critical and there is nothing wrong with being cri [...]


  13. Maybe it was because I went into this book with exceedingly low expectations after reading the reference to the Kama Sutra on the back cover don t worry it s just mentioned as something they look at but no details are given , but I had a fun time with this book It s certainly not one of the most faithful books to either the storyline or to Jane Austen s characters, but Altman s dialogue and writing was just plain fun in a few cases, even laugh out loud funny I like her light and witty writing st [...]


  14. First let me say that Marsha Altman is one of my favorite authors You know what you are going to get with her, a well written book that is clever and a joy to read The first book in the series of ten, The Darcys and The Bingleys has not only a lot of charm but much humor and wit I find a lot of Jaff is lacking in it or the wit is often too harsh and biting Ms Altman is the master I have read this one many times It never gets old.


  15. I found this book abominable The basis of the plot seemed promisingly comedic, but was abandoned before the halfway mark there were minor nods in its direction throughout, but ulitmately, the story rambled aimlessly The only interesting bits were not even about the Darcys or the Bingleys, they were about Lord Kincaid, so the book was misnamed from the outset There was barely enough conflict to fill a thimble, and that litte conflict was artlessly introduced, utterly unlikely not in an interestin [...]


  16. This is a fan fiction sequel to Pride and Prejudice I read this book in its entirety and I guess it was a fun read, but it was a low quality writing in my opinion I didn t the think author did a very good job of capturing Austen s characters true personalities, or capturing Austen s writing style It seem that she instead picked and chose what she like out of the character s personality and ignore the rest The first part of the book was also slightly smutty, and I think Jane Austen probably rolls [...]


  17. I really liked this P P sequel and I am not a huge fan of sequels for reasons that will become clear if you read my other reviews This is a fun, clean, upbeat continuation of the Pride and Prejudice.There is action and adventure than would have been the norm during Miss Austen s time but it doesn t detract from the story There are new characters to that add to the fun and excitement.


  18. Now they had come to it, the moment he dreaded We are to marry in nearly two days It has not escaped my notice, I assure you and I find myself in need of some advice Mr Bingley Mr Darcy, The Darcys the Bingleys And so gentle readers, begins the premise of the latest sequel to Jane Austen s novel Pride and Prejudice, entitled The Darcys and The Bingleys In this debut novel by Marsha Altman the story is centered on the friendship of Charles Bingley and Fitzwilliam Darcy, elevating Mr Bingley to c [...]


  19. There is only one regret I have for this book, and it s why did I not read this one sooner it was hilarious I heard myself chuckle here and there at almost every other chapter Darcy and Bingley are central to this book as most of the humor surrounds them and their actions Sometimes it s their playful banter, other times it s Darcy s wit and his ability to take it out on Charles Other timeswell let s just say when they drink it just gets even funny It was a nice side to see to these two men, I v [...]


  20. The description of this book sounds quite silly Mr Darcy gives Mr Bingley a rare copy of the Kama Sutra before their double wedding, and their brides come upon the book and peruse it Naturally this leads to some post wedding bliss in the bedchambers of the two couples But don t worry, there s no smut here Altman merely alludes to the act rather than explicitly giving details This Kama Sutra storyline constitutes only a portion of the novel, as the rest of it concerns the goings on outside the be [...]


  21. The Darcys and the Bingleys picks up where Pride and Prejudice left off It is divided into two parts Part one basically reads like one long epilogue of Pride and Prejudice beginning with a dual wedding of Darcy to Elizabeth and Bingley to Jane Part two is another story that centers around Caroline Bingley s engagement and the Darcys and the Bingleys involvement in it I feel that readers who haven t read Pride and Prejudice will feel lost without having read it first Ms Altman assumes that the re [...]


  22. The Darcy s and the Bingley s starts well Ms Altman fleshes out the last chapter or two of Jane Austin s book making the first two sections of the book a pleasure to read It is a delight when both Jane and Elizabeth are expecting their first child She does well with the Bennett s although we see little of Kitty and nothing of Mary Their time is coming I suspect, it s doubtful Jane Austin would not have liked making Mr Darcy a lush or that he would be so antagonistic towards Bingley whom she desc [...]


  23. This is pure Pride and Prejudice fanfiction The best way to read this book to be mentally prepared not to expect anything remotely similar to Austen s original, including the characters The mention on the blurb of Bingley and Darcy picking up a copy of the Kama Sutra is probably ample warning.I was fortunately armed with that knowledge when I read this, so I was able to overlook the way Austen s characters were ripped out of context and their personalities twisted to create humor As a parody, it [...]


  24. The characters in this book were so cardboard, almost every character had an identical personality I felt like I was reading a book written for children Rather than get to know and understand the personalities of the characters, the author seems to have taken a single characteristic and applied it to everything Darcy who we know cares deeply for his friends is painted as a jovial tease as Bingley tries to ask him about sex The book is disjointed, making me wonder if the author had any idea about [...]


  25. I received a copy of this book for review, and am sorry I wasn t able to finish it I had to mark as DNF at 16% because I really didn t care for the subject matter He was flummoxed by the illustration and read the description several times before finally saying, This cannot be very gentlemanly But it does work quite well Darcy was so at ease o.O A book does not need to contain graphic content in order to be inappropriate I m sure I don t need to quote I really didn t need to hear about Bingley s [...]


  26. The Darcys and the Bingleys is my favorite of all the Pride and Prejudice sequels I have read so far I love the humour and the wonderful brotherly rivalry between Darcy and Bingley, it made me laugh many times, especially when they were betting about whose wife would have a baby first Part one chronicles the first year of marriage, beginning right before the double wedding of Darcy and Elizabeth and Jane and Charles Both couples struggle with pre marital nerves and a great deal of unsolicited ad [...]


  27. I just loved this book It s definitely taking a place in my list of favorite PP sequels spinoffs If would like to see a humorous take on the characters of Pride Prejudice, a book that doesn t take itself too seriously, and not to mention a story that leaves the reader at the door with regards to the various couples bedroom activities, then you ll definitely enjoy it Marsha Altman injects a good deal of humor and wit into the lives of the Darcys and the Bingleys in the time leading up to and afte [...]


  28. This is such a wonderful sequel to Pride and Prejudice Parts of this novel are absolutely hilarious I did enjoy this version so much than Linda Berdoll s sequel I have yet to read Ms Berdoll s sequel to her sequel, however, unlike Ms Berdoll s book, Ms Altman doesn t use heavy handed language Thank goodness I also have to add here that most of Ms Bedroll s original sequel was somewhat depressing, while this book, again thank goodness is not It book is hilarious, easy to read, and the fun is ove [...]


  29. I thoroughly enjoyed this book even than I had expected In the past I have read sequels to Pride and Prejudice but found them lacking in either not staying true to the original characters or just not having a very interesting story I thought Marsha Altman did a wonderful job in this book in not only keeping to how I pictured Darcy, Elizabeth and the other characters but also adding a good does of humor I always enjoy a book that makes me smile or laugh out loud while being clever.The story begi [...]


  30. I liked this book I give it 3.25 stars It was interesting to read someone s take on what happened after the Bennett sisters get married to the men of their dreams The author TRIES to stay true to the essence of the characters in Pride and Prejudice but her descriptions of Mr.Darcy and Elizabeth I think are a bit off I had a hard time believing that the Mr Darcy Jane Austen had created might have had some small indiscretions during his Cambridge years however tame it might be by today s standards [...]


  31. The Darcy s and The Bingley s by Marsha Altman is on of my favorite continuations of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice.Altman manages to stay true to the spirit of the original while simultaneously making them her own In this first, of a series of books, she chronicles the days leading up to and following the Darcy Bingley wedding.There is a certain modernity to the book, that makes it engaging While it is accurate to the time period, the voice of the author brings the text alive in today s worl [...]