|The Lord of Burleigh, Tennyson|
|by Edmund Blair Leighton|
The "gentleman" of this omnibus volume is Darcy from Pride & Prejudice; the "rake," Mr. B from Samuel Richardson's Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded. Mr. B's novella Mr. B Speaks! is part reimagining, part literary criticism, and ALL satire (of the aforementioned literary criticism). A Man of Few Words is a journey inside the brain of an intense introvert, namely Fitzwilliam Darcy. It was begun in response to (yet another) Jane Austen tribute--of which numerous tributes A Man of Few Words is now one! Notes on Jane Austen plus nineteenth- and eighteenth-century English life can be found on my Published Novellas page under Novels & Notes.