There's Something About Darcy: The curious appeal of Jane Austen's bewitching hero (Paperback)

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There's Something About Darcy: The curious appeal of Jane Austen's bewitching hero (Paperback)

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For some, Colin Firth emerging from a lake in that clinging wet shirt is one of the most iconic moments in television. What is it about the two-hundred-year-old hero that we so ardently admire and love?

Dr 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.

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

A must-read for every Mr Darcy and Jane Austen fan.

Product Details ISBN: 9781839011641
ISBN-10: 1839011645
Publisher: Lume Books
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2020
Pages: 370
Language: English