Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard: A Tale of Tide & Prejudice

Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard: A Tale of Tide & Prejudice

by Belinda Roberts

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a yacht must be in want of a female crew...

The balmy seaside resort town of Salcombe boasts the best in bikinis, sandcastle contests, and a fiercely competitive squad of buff local lifeguards as Regatta Week approaches. And if that weren't enough excitement, Mrs Bennet hears that the splendid villa Netherpollock has been rented by a young man of great fortune. She is determined he'll go out with one of her daughters, until Mr Darcy glides in on his stunning yacht Pemberley and she decides he would be the better catch...

Jane Austen has never been so hilariously recreated as in this modern seaside retelling of Pride and Prejudice, complete with a Mr Darcy you won't soon forget!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402246951
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 821 KB

About the Author

Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard is Belinda Roberts' first novel, although she has written a number of plays including 'Angelica' (pub Samuel French), Beetleheart, Christmas Candy, OTMA's Glory, Starry Night and Vivaldi's Angels. She lives near Stratford upon Avon, England.

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Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane Austen's novel, poorly retold with some really wince-worthy quotes in a ridiculous context. Don't waste your money or your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just can't get into this book. I'm very disappointed with how much the characters where rewritten to be complete airheads. I'm only going to finish reading this book just so it's not a complete waste of money.
Chris Waychunas More than 1 year ago
I really did not like this book. It was very short( 169 pages give or take) and had no character development. If you were not familiar with the original story than there is no way you would be able to follow this story. I generally like most takes on Jane Austen but not this one.
reba ruthenberg More than 1 year ago
Why tamper with perfection. The oriinal book "Pride and Prejudice" This version did not translate to modern times at all. If you have a choice dont bother with this version read the original, you wont be sorry.
blodeuedd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This one is set at a little fashionable town near the sea. The players are all the same, the story is the same (with exceptions of course, this being a variation and all.) Lizzy still feels hurt by Mr Darcy's remark, Bingley is still very much in love with Jane, Charlotte still does the reasonable thing and Mr Collins is still a creep. But there are no soldiers, instead there are lifeguards and instead of parties they attend different festivities and sail a lot.The book is fairly silly, though in a good way. It's an amusing story in a different setting and everyone is very young and hip. It's a good book to take to the beach. You will read it fast and be a bit amused during it.Sure there were things I thought were a bit too strange. Lydia's change of heart, now that was the freakiest thing ever. And why Mrs Bennet was so set on them getting married, in this age they are all kids still. But like I said, it's meant to be funny and not taken too seriously. I also noticed that the author has written plays before, and yes I could see this story as some kind of farce. Especially Mr Collins would do well on the scene ;) Don't think too much, some books you just read.Conclusion:A nice little beach read.
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Not a well written book a weekend with darcy was a better book, had a hard time with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only finished bc i paid good money for it.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In summer, the Bennet family goes on vacation to the English resort town Salcombe. The older daughters Jane and Lizzy love listening to their I-Pods, surfing, and seeing the latest fashion. The matriarch is ecstatic to learn that the house next door Netherpollock is owned by a rich single male Mr. Bingley who falls for Jane at first sight. Bingley is friends with William Darcy, owner of the luxurious yacht Pemberley. Mr. Wickham tells Lizzy awful things about Mr. Darcy. She believes him because he speaks like a cultured gentleman while Darcy is surly and withdrawn, but is attracted to Lizzy. When he shows his feelings for her, she rejects him; Lizzy soon learns that Darcy is the gentleman and Wickham is the cad. Mrs. Bennet hopes Lizzy changes her mind because she wants the prestige of her daughters marrying wealth. When Darcy and Bingley leave, Jane and Lizzy are depressed believing they will never see their respective man again. Although this is another of the zillion Jane Austen offspring, Pride and Prejudice in the twenty-first century is a whimsical amusing tale of misconceptions as the Bennet females learn to not judge a book by only its cover. The modern gizmos do not intrude on the classic theme of people concealing their feelings behind facades as the essence of the key cast remains consistent with the original intended characterization. Except for purists, Jane Austen fans will enjoy this contemporary rendition of timeless Pride and Prejudice. Harriet Klausner