Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged

Pride and Prescience Or A Truth Universally Acknowledged Pride and Prescience Or A Truth Universally Acknowledged a Mr and Mrs Darcy Mystery embroils the joyous newlyweds Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy in a mystery involving one of their wedding guests

  • Title: Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged
  • Author: Carrie Bebris
  • ISBN: 9780765318435
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pride and Prescience Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged , a Mr and Mrs Darcy Mystery, embroils the joyous newlyweds Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy in a mystery involving one of their wedding guests.The lovely Caroline Bingley is engaged to marry a rich and charismatic American Unfortunately, this windswept courtship is marred by many strange events nocturnal wandePride and Prescience Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged , a Mr and Mrs Darcy Mystery, embroils the joyous newlyweds Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy in a mystery involving one of their wedding guests.The lovely Caroline Bingley is engaged to marry a rich and charismatic American Unfortunately, this windswept courtship is marred by many strange events nocturnal wanderings, spooked horses, carriage accidents, and even an apparent suicide attempt Soon the whole Bingley family seems the target of a mysterious plot, with only the Darcys recognizing the dangerSinister forces are afoot and the Darcys must get to the bottom of the plot before the blushing bride descends into madness or worse.

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    About “Carrie Bebris”

    1. Carrie Bebris

      Carrie began her career in publishing after previous roles as a newspaper reporter and college English teacher.As an editor for fantasy publisher TSR, Inc she developed supplements for the Dungeons Dragons roleplaying game before striking out on her own as a freelance writer and editor She wrote two fantasy novels, Pool of Radiance Ruins of Myth Drannor 2001 and Shadowborn 1998, with William W Connors , before making her mystery debut in 2004 with Pride and Prescience In addition to fiction, Carrie pens remodeling articles for Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications and writes other nonfiction She has also edited such books as Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson and Walking withWilliam Shakespeare by Anne Marie Edwards She is on the faculty of theAntioch Writers Workshop and speaks frequently about writing and publishing.Carrie holds a master s degree in English literature with an emphasis on 19th century authors and studied Austen on the graduate level with one of today s most respected Austen scholars She is a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America and travels to England to enhance her understanding of Austen s life and work.Originally from Wisconsin, Carrie now lives in Ohio When not writing, she likes to travel, watch costume dramas that send her husband fleeing the house, and indulge in her love of all things British She is currently working on her next novel, based on Persuasion.

    978 thoughts on “Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged”

    1. I've always liked the idea of a sequel for Lizzie and Darcy; the original Pride and Prejudice story almost demands further exploration than the simple happy ending that Jane Austen leaves us with. I was also pleased to find that this was not another bodice-ripping romance sequal of Lizzie and Darcy like others I have read and been disappointed with. I thought that Bebris did a very good job in keeping the characters of Lizzie and Darcy intact; everything they do and say in the novel is fairly on [...]


    2. Have I mentioned how much I love Pride and Prejudice? I do, without apology. My daughter and I sit down to watch the BBC version at least every other month. I've seen all the movies (Matthew McFadden is my favorite Darcy). Naturally, I would gravitate towards anything even remotely related to the story (except those stupid zombie ones - a girl has to have some standards).I liked this book. Yes, it was silly and didn't quite get the feel of the time period, but Bebris put on a good show. The stor [...]


    3. Since first reading Pride and Prejudice many years ago, I've always had a vague hankering to read a good continuation. But the operative word here is good--I've skimmed many a sequel in a Barnes & Noble, only to be horrified by awful writing and ridiculous characterization.Anyway, I enjoyed the first chapter of this one when I read it online, so I decided to commit to the whole book. Unfortunately, the first chapter was by far the best.Overall, the writing was tolerable (but not handsome eno [...]


    4. I had put off reading these for ages, because I normally don't like a new author taking a beloved set of characters from the classics and 'extending' their stories. But this was recently recommended to me by a GR friend who felt that the author did a credible job with the characters. I must say, I agree. I love the original Pride and Prejudice, and was relieved to find that Ms. Bebris did a fantastic job of respecting Ms. Austen and the characters themselves.The mystery itself was clever. I don' [...]


    5. This totally delightful series of regency mysteries completely capture the wit and whimsy of Jane Austen providing a completely believable "what comes next" story line for Darcy and Elizabeth assuming they started solving vaguely supernatural crimes together and frequently ran into every other character Austen ever wrote. I'm a bit of a fanatic for Austen sequels and Bebris totally nails the style and light, frothy energy that is the hallmark of any Austen story. Yes, the stories can veer into t [...]


    6. This book had a couple of things going for it. It's set in the regency area and the author made an honest attempt to keep with the cultue of the period. She states up front that she wouldn't dare try to write with the skill of Austen though she must be one of those humble people one hears tell about cos she did a bang up job of it. Bravo! I love how the characters were presented as faithful portrayals of Austen's originals and didn't run 'round doing modern vulgar things with modern vulgar attit [...]


    7. Sigh. A hokey beginning to an excellent series. Unfortunately, this isn't a series where you can skip over some of the books. Keep at it, the other books are much better.The characters' personalities are well written well, and true to Austen's material. The stories -- not so much. The supernatural elements are major misfits to the story, and I am relieved that Bebris abandons the supernatural parts later in the series. Elizabeth Bennett doesn't need to have psychic powers. I do like how in the l [...]


    8. Ho acquistato Orgoglio e Preveggenza stimolata dalla copertina e dalle buone recensioni, decidendo di ignorare la mia avversione per tutto ciò che riguarda gli scrittori che sfruttano idee e personaggi di altri, avversione immotivata visto che poi, alla fine, li leggo tutti.Se dimentichiamo che si tratta di Elizabeth Bennet e Fitzwilliam Darcy, il romanzo è carino, godibile, ma supponiamo che al posto loro ci fossero stati due perfetti sconosciuti, chi lo avrebbe acquistato?Sembra proprio che [...]


    9. Finally, a Pride and Prejudice continuation that I love! This was a nice bit of light reading between novels. Bebris nailed the characterization of the Darcy and the other Pride and Prejudice characters. I loved getting to see Elizabeth and Darcy's relationship grow and the mystery was quite enjoyable too! I look forward to reading the rest of the series!


    10. I'd like to give this book 5 stars, because much of it is delightful. The whole idea of following Elizabeth and Darcy through their marriage and into their new life together, was a joy. The way the story of their new life unfolded into a mystery was beautifully executed. So often the event that begins the mystery is abrupt, shocking, out of proportion with what has come before. And sometime this is very effective. But having spent many hours in Jane Austen's version of this world, it would not h [...]


    11. I've now read two P&P mysteries and this one was by far the better one. The characters seemed true to P&P, the mystery was actually a mystery, and it was just fun to read. It isn't classic lit but for a cozy mystery it worked and worked well. I will read more in this series!


    12. Although I admit Bebris is no Jane Austen, I must confess I relished this book, often smiling while reading, and went on to read and enjoy the rest in the series published to date. The book is first of a series where Mr and Mrs Darcy of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice are sleuths, often with an element of the supernatural and romance. I have a couple of friends who are Jane Austen fans I pointed this series to who didn't care for them as much as I did. One said she didn't find them anything sp [...]


    13. I’ve always wanted to venture into the realm of the “spin off” books when it came to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” I love the book, adore the movies, and although I don’t know if Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy are my absolute favorite literary characters, they are wonderful. Unfortunately, I decided to begin this foray into spin offs with “Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife.” It was wretched. All it seemed to be was an excuse to write graphic sex scenes between the poorly po [...]


    14. Recent years have seen an explosion in Jane Austen fan fiction. I used to have aspirations to read them all, but that was before everyone and her sister (and a few brothers, it must be said) started writing Austen sequels and re-tellings from alternative perspectives. I have read quite a few, though, and Bebris's book is definitely on my very short list of Austen-related fiction that succeeds. This particular book is a sequel to Pride and Prejudice, and it is also the first in a series that has [...]


    15. If you're a big fan of classic literature and loved the Darcys from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and other classic novels, you'll love this classic historical mystery series. After Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy married with their happily ever after, did you wonder what happened to them? This series answered the question. In Pride and Prescience, the Darcys are happily married. At the same time, Jane's married too with another couple. When Caroline Bingley married Frederick Parrish, nothin [...]


    16. I've recommended this series plenty of times, and always wanted to try it out. About time I did!Light, enjoyable read that I actually enjoyed. (One never knows with me and Austen spin-offs.) A few teeny things that had me go "uh" as far as Austenesque or Georgian time period. But otherwise I was fine. Loved revisiting the P&P characters, and Bebris stayed pretty close to who they were. I had immediate suspicions as to the mystery and all--and most of them were correct. But the author still d [...]


    17. Sicuramente l'aspetto paranormale di questo romanzo un po' fa storcere il naso, come a Darcy stesso, ma cercando di ignorare questo aspetto (per quanto sia importante nella risoluzione del mistero), ma cercando di soprassedere quello e certe scelte linguistiche un po' troppo moderne, questo romanzo non mi è dispiaciuto. I personaggi sono molto in linea con l'originale ma non sono delle macchiette scopiazzate e basta, gli scambi di battute buoni, e Darcy e Lizzie ritratti bene da sposati come co [...]


    18. I got about half way through this before giving up because I wasn't enjoying it. The characterisation of Elizabeth and Darcy starts off okay, but as the story takes a turn into the supernatural, so does the characterisation, especially of Elizabeth who takes this all in her stride, begins to fail. To me, the supernatural doesn't belong with these characters and the story soon failed for me. I skipped to the end, but didn't really care.Pride and Prescience, Or a Truth Universally AcknowledgedMr a [...]


    19. OK, so now I'm going to be addicted to another Jane Austen series. This book was so much fun, I couldn't put it down. Bebris is a talented writer who treats JA's characters with love and respect. The storyline was great and the characters were true to themselves, well, except for Ms. Bingley, but you'll have to read it to find out what I mean. I'm glad to have discovered this series and hope the other books match this one for style and suspense. What fun!


    20. This book was ok. I found Elizabeth extremely nosy and always jumping to random conclusions and then getting mad at Darcy because he didn't believe her guesses. Thats all.




    21. Normally I steer clear of sequels/continuation of Jane Austen's work, because I more often than not find them utterly lacking the same wit and charm as the original. However, I was intrigued by the idea that Mr. and Mrs. Darcy are involved with mysteries that include characters from other books, so I was willing to give it a try.My feelings on this first in the series are a bit mixed. I think Carrie Bebris kept the spirit of the characters well. Everyone spoke and acted like the same characters [...]


    22. I LOVED this! It was fun, engaging, suspenseful, and witty. Plus, the addition of the rituals and spiritualism that they had to figure out if it was real or not just brought the book to a whole new level for me. I have never read all of Pride & Prejudice ( I know, I know, shame on me), but I had tried to read it enough times that I already knew who the characters were. That really did help since there are a lot of character names that are just thrown at you right at the beginning. But that d [...]


    23. I Darcy idealiAvevo letto questo romanzo qualche anno fa, ma avevo parzialmente rimosso il finale: ricordavo solo vagamente chi fosse il colpevole e la natura semi-paranormale della soluzione al mistero. Ricordo di aver pensato: «Per fortuna che ho letto prima Le ombre di Pemberley, perché non so se cominciando dal primo della serie sarei riuscita ad apprezzare queste indagini di Mr e Mrs Darcy investigatori.» E meno male, aggiungo adesso, perché il prosieguo della serie, da Le ombre di Pemb [...]


    24. Cosa poteva esserci di meglio, per una sfegatata fan di Jane Austen, che scoprire che una tale Carrie Bebris si era dilettata in un'intera serie di gialli che vedono protagonisti nell'inedita veste di detective nientepopodimeno che Lizzie e Mr.Darcy?Confortata da tante critiche positive, ho affrontato la potenziale delusionee non sono rimasta delusa affatto! Totale aderenza ai caratteri dei libri precedenti, una evidente ottima conoscenza del periodo Regency, e un intrigo appassionante e piacevo [...]


    25. This was a fast juicy read as Caroline finds herself an unique match and is somehow controlled by him. Meanwhile poor Darcy and Lizzy haven't even gotten to Pemeberly as Lizzy tries to solve this mystery in London and Netherfield. Loved the American twist with our magic beliefs that English types frown upon.


    26. I enjoyed this "Pride & Prejudice" tie-in. Elizabeth and Darcy, newly married, carried on a typical period banter, that was amusing. I was caught up in the mystery until the very end! This adds to the intrigue of Regency England, with its strict society politics.


    27. Enjoyable. Light hearted. I'm sure there would have been more plausible endings but easy reading bit of fun. The language is a bit repetitive. Going to re-read Pride and Prejudice before the next book and see how it sits then.



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