There's Something About Darcy - Signed Copy

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In this insightful and entertaining study, every variety of Darcy jostles for attention: vampire Darcy, digital Darcy and Mormon Darcy amongst others. Who does it best and how did a clergyman’s daughter from Hampshire create such an enduring character? *Signed Copy*

Dr Gabrielle Malcolm examines Jane Austen’s influences in creating Darcy’s potent mix of brooding Gothic hero, aristocratic elitist and romantic Regency man of action. She investigates how he paved the way for later characters like Heathcliff, Rochester and even Dracula, and what his impact has been on popular culture over the past two centuries. For twenty-first century readers the world over have their idea of the ‘perfect’ Darcy in mind when they read the novel, and will defend their choice passionately. There really is Something about Darcy

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