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Mr. Darcy Introduces Georgiana to Elizabeth Bennet: excerpt from a WIP — 26 Comments

  1. What a delightful start to my early morning! I am so glad you are writing Georgiana’s story as I don’t believe many, if any, exist. You give Georgiana’s character and voice the perception and eloquence as well as the modesty and reserve Jane Austen first bestowed on her. I did take the time to re-read chapter 1 as it has been some time since I first read it. I am looking forward to other glimpses into this, your newest work in progress. When it is finished it will indeed nicely complement “The Darcy’s of Pemberley”. Thank you for giving all of us fans here at Jane Austen Variations, a glimpse into what will be another outstanding book authored by Shannon Winslow!!!

    • So glad you’re enjoying these chapters, Linda, and I appreciate your confidence in the end product! It’s been a fun and interesting challenge to write a variation on my own book. One of the challenges is having so little from Jane Austen herself to go on, since she doesn’t really say that much about Georgiana, as I wrote on my blog: http://shannonwinslow.com/2015/02/28/the-enigmatic-miss-darcy/ On the other hand, that leaves it open for my interpretation. 😉

  2. Always enjoy reading pieces in Georgiana’s voice…she is one of my favorite secondary characters..looking forward to the next installment

    • She is intriguing, isn’t she, Stephanie? Partly because JA tells us so little about her I think (see link to my blog post on the topic above). Also, she’s a princess of a sort – “the Princess of Pemberley” – has a nice ring to it.

  3. I enjoyed getting into Georgiana’s head and reading her thoughts on her brother’s behavior as well as her first impressions of Elizabeth. I thoroughly enjoyed this excerpt from the chapter and am eagerly anticipating the continuation on the 30th of March. Thanks for such a sweet chapter to read upon waking up.

  4. I have always loved that scene and you have captured Georgiana beautifully! I like how perceptive she is and how she gently nudges her brother to provide more information on Elizabeth. Yes, I can’t wait to read next week’s chapter. Maybe we will get more of her thoughts on how Miss Bingley reacts to Elizabeth’s presence. This book should make the trilogy happen!

    • Yes, the elusive trilogy. How could I ever have imagined I was done writing P&P stories? Thanks for your thoughtful comments, Carole!

    • Thanks, Susanne! I’ve really been enjoying sorting Georgiana out and what makes her tick, which has often taken me into her past – the death of her mother, her relationship with her brother, the debacle with Wickham. I only brushed the surface in The Darcys of Pemberley, so there are a lot of big blanks to fill in for this book. Every novel is a new challenge. That’s what makes it fun!

  5. How wonderful! I like how you’ve found Georgiana’s voice. She is so quiet that it must have been difficult, but you’ve done this beautifully, of course! I just know the full book will be a great addition to your body of work, and my library!

    • Thanks so much for your encouraging comments, Julie. Sorting Georgiana out hasn’t been easy, but I’m delighted with the way she and her book are shaping up!

  6. Thank you, Shannon for sharing these delightful excerpts from your latest book. I have read and own all that you’ve written and love your style and as Linda said above, your ability to gently and accurately depict the characters… Georgiana sounds just as I would imagine her to! I look forward to the completion of your book and to next week to enjoy the rest of this story… It is just at one of my favorite parts in the whole P&P story… I wish you could have had something from the previous day’s surprise meeting, but Georgiana wasn’t there yet! 🙂

    • Thank you, Carol. It’s reassuring to hear I’m on the right track!
      You’re right; I can’t show the scene from the day before because Georgiana wasn’t there. I really enjoy writing in first person, but it does have its limitations. 😉

  7. Thank you for this lovely scene. Looking forward to Monday’s excerpt. This has to be just as JA would have imagined it.

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  9. I’m on catch up here, being VERY behind on blog reading. This was a lovely excerpt, Shannon. It’s fascinating to see the story from Georgiana’s PoV, especially as Jane Austen gave her no lines of dialogue at all in the original.

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