Into Hertfordshire

Into Hertfordshire By Stanley Michael Hurd, Into Hertfordshire Enter the world of Fitzwilliam Darcy landed gentleman scholar and very eligible bachelor whose engaging and enthusiastic friend Mr Bingley has acquired a new manor Darcy accompanies his friend i
  • Title: Into Hertfordshire
  • Author: Stanley Michael Hurd
  • ISBN: 9780991038206
  • Page: 237
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  • Into Hertfordshire By Stanley Michael Hurd, Enter the world of Fitzwilliam Darcy, landed gentleman, scholar, and very eligible bachelor, whose engaging and enthusiastic friend, Mr Bingley, has acquired a new manor Darcy accompanies his friend into the wilds of Hertfordshire, where each of them encounters the lady who will change his life Follow the beginnings of a story that will take Darcy from the heights of weEnter the world of Fitzwilliam Darcy, landed gentleman, scholar, and very eligible bachelor, whose engaging and enthusiastic friend, Mr Bingley, has acquired a new manor Darcy accompanies his friend into the wilds of Hertfordshire, where each of them encounters the lady who will change his life Follow the beginnings of a story that will take Darcy from the heights of wealth and status, to the depths of pain and self condemnation, and, ultimately, to the safe haven of the love and respect of his heart s mistress This lovingly crafted companion to Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice will give her fans a feeling of homecoming, and a chance to see this beloved story from a new perspective, all the while immersed in the endearing world of Regency England Austen so masterfully created Darcy s Tale was written first for the readers who were enchanted by the original and wanted the chance to return, to learn about one of the most popular characters in English literature But it is also for those new to the Pride Prejudice saga Darcy was a wealthy, well intentioned, intelligent, and educated man how on Earth did he become so thoroughly tangled by his acquaintance with Miss Elizabeth Bennet She, too, is among that rarefied firmament of favourite English characters her pert manners, quick wit, and quiet beauty made her a strong, independent figure of a woman who was over a hundred years ahead of her time The clash of their personalities and the nearly constant misunderstanding between them, founded on an unfortunate first impression, has delighted readers for two hundred years This, then, is a new view of their first year as seen through Darcy s eyes, and written by a man who insisted both that Darcy should be true to Austen s vision of him, and that he should be a man throughout wrong, perhaps at times, but always prepared to stand up and do what he saw as necessary and right, especially when he found himself to be in the wrong Darcy s Tale is written in the richly textured style of Regency English, and even the most demanding Austen fan will find little here to cavil with but they will certainly find many new thoughts, perceptions, and interpretations to revel in Volume 1 takes Darcy to Hertfordshire and the beginnings of his relationship with Elizabeth In Volume 2 Into Kent, the two meet again at Rosings, the estate of Darcy s Aunt Catherine In Volume 3 Back Home, Darcy s many trials and labours are concluded, and he finds his true place in life, at last.
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    1. Stanley Michael Hurd

      Stan Hurd is a Ph.D neurochemist who currently occupies himself writing, teaching fencing and Karate, and polishing samurai sword blades He was introduced to Jane Austen s works late in life, but became immediately captivated by the unlabored beauty of her prose Having read one of the many adaptations written to extend the story of Pride and Prejudice , while he was delighted to be back in that world, he found the exclusively female perspective of the author was at times intrusive since he could not let himself complain if he did not attempt it himself, he set out to write Darcy s Tale.Many of his friends are amazed that he should be writing a Regency romance he takes a particular delight in that fact.

    223 thoughts on “Into Hertfordshire”

    1. Thanks to the efforts of Pamela Aidan, Amanda Grange, Regina Jeffers, Nancy Kelley, Maya Slater, Mary Street, and many others, readers have had the opportunity to enter the private thoughts of Mr Darcy and explore his psyche These authors have creatively and skillfully shared with us what Darcy is thinking, feeling, and where he goes when he is away from Elizabeth In Darcy s Tale, we see Pride and Prejudice as well as Mr Darcy from a man s perspective as debut author Stanley Hurd picks up his pe [...]


    2. I really, really enjoyed this retelling of Pride and Prejudice told through Darcy s point of view It was exactly like reviving PP all over again, but through the hero s eyes The writing is very Austenesque and the plot remains true to the original This volume 1 of Darcy s Tale covers the scenes from Darcy s arrival in Hertfordshire with Bingley at Netherfield, to his departure for Town after the Netherfield Ball.I loved being privy to Darcy s thoughts I had always felt that I knew so little of h [...]


    3. I admit I only read the Kindle sample but I m choosing not to continue and I ll try to explain why The main reason is that I m the type of Austen fan who holds Austen related works to a higher standard than if they had been their own original art I love Austen s books, but in cherishing those stories I kind of resent those who would lean on the masterwork with inferior goods This is one such, though at least it isn t horrid.The good Hurd avoids the most common mistake with Darcy by making his be [...]


    4. Somewhat spoilerish but it s only Volume I and we all know the story Pride and Prejudice as told from Mr Darcy s point of view This story gets inside Darcy s head and could easily be called Darcy s Diary or Darcy s Thoughts for the most part His thoughts are interrupted by his correspondence with Georgiana and her replies The appendix in the back has the full set of correspondence, so there s two novels in one This is exactly why I could not love this story I didn t like the story being interrup [...]


    5. This is the second three volume Austenesque retelling of Pride and Prejudice from Darcy s point of view that I have read Pamela Aidan s Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman series being the other I loved her work especially volumes 1 and 3 and especially in the second edition , and it is hard not to focus on comparing the two series I should also say that I have some concern about reviewing this volume when I have not yet read all three so let s regard these remarks as provisional.I read Darcy s Tale, v [...]


    6. Darcy s Tale Into Hertfordshire is the first part of a trilogy based on Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice, written from Darcy s perspective and, unusually for this sort of novel, the author is a man We are offered insights into Mr Darcy s thought processes during his first trip to Netherfield, including letters between himself and his still broken hearted sister, and his contrasting opinions of Miss Eliza Bennett and Miss Caroline Bingley.It is probably impossible to write a version of Mr Darcy [...]


    7. Jane Austen has admitted that as a woman leading a rather sheltered life, she truly could not write about what men thought or how they conversed when not with women So, she left it to our imagination However, Stan Hurd can write from the male perspective, and very effectively This take from Darcy s perspective of the Pride and Prejudice story is very true to Austen very canon in nature And, yet, we get to see the male perspective, as well as what Darcy is thinking or saying when not in company w [...]



    8. I love this author s take on my favorite novel I have read several variations and Mr Hurd s definitely stands out as one of my favorites From start to finish, this is a wonderful and engaging read I would hope many variations come from his pen


    9. It is difficult to take a well loved English classic like Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice and recreate the story from a different perspective, but that is exactly what Stanley Michael Hurd has cleverly accomplished Darcy s Tale which I won from Giveaways reunites Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwillam Darcy in a clash of temperaments at Rosings the estate of his aunt Catherine de Bourgh, a sharp tongued, controlling matron When the story begins Darcy has discouraged his friend from making a disastrou [...]


    10. Disclaimer I suppose I won this book in a Giveaway First, I think it has to be said given the great and seemingly ever growing number of PP adaptations and continuations that it s very, very easy to tell an author who knows and loves the source material from one who doesn t Thankfully, Mr Hurd is of the former His grasp of the language and pacing of Austen s works is quite good, and his characterizations are accurate to the original work.Would I have picked this book up at the store Probably Eve [...]


    11. The eloquent, deftly woven narrative takes an innovative slant on Austen esque themes Jane Austen s Pride Prejudice is a story that has lived on in the hearts and minds of aspiring authors and enthusiastic readers for many years, and so it is a delight to encounter an entirely new rendition of a much loved classic Stanley Michael Hurd s novel is lovingly crafted with special consideration as to not tarnish the true essence of Austen s creation, or alter it excessively as to reshape it out of all [...]


    12. austendiaries 20Title and Author Darcy s Tale Into Hertfordshire, Stanley Michael HurdType PP Parallel true to the original plot, told from a different perspective Perspective DarcyRomance Level Austen esqueRecommend Yes, 4 starsDarcy s Tale is broken into three parts much like the original Pride and Prejudice The First book, Into Hertfordshire, covers the time from just before Darcy and Bingley travel to Netherfield to when Darcy follows Bingley back to London so he can persuade Bingley not to [...]


    13. I bought this for my new kindle just within the last several months so I was able to buy both Vol I II I read this Vol I twice I do have at least two other authors books written from the male POV, but it has been years since I read them I did pull out Regina Jeffers book so that I can compare that with this one, but have not yet re read hers I must say that I am very impressed with the excellent detail and development of characters done here There are, of course, no real surprises since it is ju [...]


    14. In writing Darcy s Tale, I began what I thought would be a pastime, and found it evolved into a passion Jane Austen famously never wrote of a gentleman s inner thoughts, but when I began the endeavor, I found that she had nonetheless a very clear vision of who he must be In combining Darcy s thoughts and actions, then asking myself just what he had to be feeling, and what sort of man would act as he did or say what he did, I realized that Austen must have done so in great detail, even to have sh [...]


    15. Bias alert This is my dad s book, and I have been editing beta reading his books since I was eight or so This means I am a lifetime fan and also a fairly unrelenting critic of his.While writing this story line, my dad realized that Jane had thought out Darcy s actions She knew how the misunderstanding took place, but she didn t have a great way of framing his thinking, or perhaps was uncomfortable assuming how the masculine mind worked, and so she left it out, leaving us a very clear picture of [...]


    16. I must start off by saying I do not like fan fiction of any kind I usually find that the authors do not do a good job and they spoil my enjoyment of the original author s work That being said, this tale is a different story all together As other reviewers have commented, I ve really enjoyed the male perspective in this piece And hearing Darcy s voice does explain all of Darcy s mannerisms in the original PP I agree with another reviewer that Darcy s openness to his sister in his letters seems ou [...]


    17. Gosh, what to say I read the three book series today so I am reviewing them as a whole As usual, I don t want to give anything away so don t look for an in depth review here This is a Darcy POV book series with, in my opinion, little heart and zero passion The most passionate scene with Darcy in it is with Wickham In fact, the Wickham scenes were the highlight The book faithfully adheres to the original and the scenes imagined are better than some but all the charm and love felt from the origina [...]


    18. A rehash of Pride and Predudice, from Darcy s point of view The author tries to get inside Darcy s rational head and it goes on and on and on It stays with the original story so I found myself skipping a lot of it I wouldn t recommend it.


    19. Excellent read In my mind Stanley Hurd has created a perfect Mr Darcy Can t wait to read the next in the series.


    20. I love a good Darcy version of the story This is one of the best so far Darcy from a man s point of view instead quite intriguing.


    21. Darcy s character and thoughtsI have by now read a lot of PP fanfiction works and so far I like this the best Darcy s objective view of Lizzy in the beginning is the closest I ve read that matches my own He does not look at her with the typical love at first sight something I very much appreciated as that is not how I ve thought of him when reading the original book Another great thing in this book is that Darcy reflects a great deal on his sister s wellbeing after her traumatic heartbreak The c [...]


    22. Review Tally based out of 5OVERALL 4 STARSStory Plot 3.5 My thoughts on this story fall between both liked it and really liked it Primarily, this is Pride and Prejudice through Mr Darcy s POV Similar to An Assembly Such as This by Pamela Aidan, Stanley Michael Hurd breaks up the story into three volumes as PP truly is this, Darcy s Tale Into Hertfordshire is the first volume I enjoyed it, much as I do when reading re reading An Assembly Such as This, because although I know PP by heart, I always [...]


    23. I received a free copy of this book so I d like to start off by thanking Stanley Michael Hurd for providing it.So how do I begin this review Well, if you have seen my shelves, you will see that I have one specifically dedicated to Darcy and Elizabeth I really like PP rewrites I was really happy when I got this book.That being said, I am torn I have mixed feelings about this book Firstly, Stanley Michael Hurd s writing style is great I loved reading it I always get a different perspective on what [...]


    24. This book was written from the POV of Darcy Its volume one of a three volume book At this point I have read all three and I am writing this review I have to say that i could not put this book down I was reading many books from Darcy s POV and by far this one was the best and I was very glad that I finally was able to find one to my liking Mr Hurd does a really good job of capturing Darcy s personality but also not making it seem like he was a great guy You get a sense that he has good intentions [...]


    25. Alright, I admit, I didn t read through all the letters at the end, but I m anxious to begin reading the next novel in the series, soI ve read a lot of Pride Prejudice spin offs, including at least one series dedicated to telling the story from Mr Darcy s point of view This has bested the others by a long shot It could be because it s been a while since I ve read the other books from Darcy s viewpoint, but I think it s because it really is superior This book was written by a man, which can only [...]


    26. For someone like me, who isn t a native speaker French is my first language , the way Stanley Michael Hurd has seized the lingos from the Regency era is quite impressive This could totally be Darcy s speaking or Jane Austen herself Now I have to admit to skipping through the boring parts aka the ones where Elizabeth s absent from the narrationwhat but I am still very much enjoying this foray into the hero s head It is believable and quite eye opening I must say Mr Hurd has a perfect understandi [...]


    27. Part 1 of Pride and Prejudice from Darcy s perspective the scenes in Hertfordshire We are reading the mind of Darcy, giving us insight into why he acted as he did and why he spoke with Elizabeth as he did What I most particularly enjoyed was the correspondence between Darcy and his sister Georgiana We get s glimpse at Georgiana s struggle with her feelings over her near elopement and her curiosity about Elizabeth We also gain understanding in Darcy s involvement with Charlie s relationship with [...]


    28. Darn good Darcy s POV version of P P It s also nice to see a male writer can pen a great companion to P P The drawback to this companion novel is that it is broken into three bindings, rather than kept as one Yes, there is the deluxe edition which combines his three books into one binding, but why should an author consider separate bindings in the first place if not to squeeze wallets The one binding version is very pricey While I recommend this series based only on this first portion, I would h [...]


    29. I loved this Mr Hurd does a great job of showing the alternative POV of PP and Darcy s slow slide into falling in love I was grinning almost the entire time I read it, enjoying the dramatic irony inherent in reading his impressions when we know what Elizabeth was really thinking at the time I also really enjoyed the scenes between Darcy and Bingley It would have been 5 stars but I didn t love the Georgiana scenes, something just felt off about them, but on the whole this was the most pleasant Da [...]


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