Pride and Platypus

Pride and Platypus

Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret

by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/06/2012

$24.33
From the author of NORTHANGER ABBEY AND ANGELS AND DRAGONS...PRIDE AND PLATYPUS: Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret When the moon is full over Regency England, all the gentlemen are subject to its curse. Mr. Darcy, however, harbors a Dreadful Secret...Shape-shifting demons mingle with Australian wildlife, polite society, and high satire, in this elegant, hilarious, witty, insane, and unexpectedly romantic supernatural parody of Jane Austen's classic novel. The powerful, mysterious, handsome, and odious Mr. Darcy announces that Miss Elizabeth Bennet is not good enough to tempt him. The young lady determines to find out his one secret weakness -- all the while surviving unwanted proposals, Regency balls, foolish sisters, seductive wolves, matchmaking mothers, malodorous skunks, general lunacy, and the demonic onslaught of the entire wild animal kingdom! What awaits her is something unexpected. And only moon, matrimony, and true love can overcome pride and prejudice! Gentle Reader -- this Delightful Illustrated Edition includes Scholarly Footnotes and Appendices.
ISBN:
9781607620785
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-06-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Norilana Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
500
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x28mm
Weight:
0.73kg
Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon, near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on 18 July 1817.

Jane Austen was extremely modest about her own genius, describing her work to her nephew, Edward, as 'the little bit (two Inches wide) of Ivory, on which I work with so fine a Brush, as produces little effect after much labour'.

As a girl she wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were published only after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime.

These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1817 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

Click 'Notify Me' to get an email alert when this item becomes available

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review Pride and Platypus.