Carol Cromlin

Jane Austen's Men



Fitzwilliam Darcy is arguably the best known, most charismatic yet enigmatic character Jane Austen ever created but who exactly was he? Absent from nearly two thirds of Pride and Prejudice, Austen presented few actual facts of his life. She gave just enough to leave us wanting more. What desires drove him? What principles guided him? How did he come to be the character Austen so vividly portrayed?

This historical novel, set against the backdrop of 18th century England, France, Switzerland and Italy invites you into Mr. Darcy’s very private world. Share events during the first eight and twenty years of his life that shaped his personality and established his character, making him the man who so decidedly won Elizabeth Bennet’s heart, despite her absolute determination against him.