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When Pride & Prejudice Meets Mansfield Park — 28 Comments

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. If we ever think we have, ahem, crazy relations, take a look at Darcy’s. I mean, after all, there is always Lady Catherine. And, how is your family?

    I think I’ll go back and reread this and listen to the audio. Abigail, you really did a good job with this one.

  2. And I thought my relations were bad!
    I never thought to think who Charles Carlisle reminded me off but now it’s been pointed out to me I can clearly see Henry Crawford in him!
    I definitely have to go back and re-read this book for the 10th time, it’s soo good and the anxiety keeps you hooked until the very last page! Another amazing read, Abigail!

  3. Yes I can see the connection to Mansfield Park now. I have this book and have read and enjoyed it several times but never spotted that. I have your other books as well Abigail so if there are any other subtle tie-ins perhaps you could let me know 😊 😊

    • That’s the only one where there are major tie-ins. It wasn’t relevant to this passage, but it’s actually a P&P/MP/Midsummer Night’s Dream crossover, and I threw in Elizabeth Elliot from Persuasion for good measure. There’s a tiny salute to The Scarlet Pimpernel in Mr. Darcy’s Obsession, but that’s it. 🙂

  4. Oh, my!! I’m going to have to get that book, by hook or by crook! (I’m currently teaching an online poetry writing workshop, and I guess that I have rhymes on my mind, LOL!)

    Thank you, Abigail, for a delicious excerpt!

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

  5. I also by myself would never have connected Carlisle to Crawford, but, now that you pointed it out, it seems so clear! I, too, now wish to go and re-read “Darcy’s Noble Connections” Excellent work! Thank you!!!

  6. This was great in the way Elizabeth is put into Darcy’s presence again. What’s not so great, is the man she’s dancing with. Bragging his plans of a future conquest to Darcy meant nothing to Darcy other than he wished he’d stop messing with gentlemen’s daughters, until he sees who it is. I think I need to re-read “Darcy’s Noble Connections” again, too!

  7. I loved this book and have read it twice. It will be one I go back to again in the future. Liked reading of Darcy’s jealousy.

  8. I admit.. this is my first and FAVORITE of your books. I just love everything about it.. the calling card situation… the moor.. ahh.. just love it!

  9. I’ve got Mr. Darcy’s Noble Connections on audio as well as my Kindle. In fact, I discovered how many of your books were available as audios two years ago, Abigail. Then I “binge-listened” to them one after the other!

    Like some of the others, I hadn’t picked up on the Henry Crawford connection at all but it’s so obvious now you’ve pointed it out. I can definitely feel a re-tead/listen coming on.

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