The first person to answer 5 trivia questions correctly in the Literary Fiction Forum contest will win a new copy of Darcy's Story (Harper, 2006) by Janet Aylmer.
In DARCY'S STORY, Janet Aylmer --- the pen name of an English Jane Austen enthusiast --- lovingly retells PRIDE AND PREJUDICE from a bold new perspective.
When Elizabeth Bennet first met Mr. Darcy, she found him proud, distant and rude --- despite the other ladies' admiration of his estate in Derbyshire and ten thousand pounds a year. But what was Mr. Darcy thinking?
Jane Austen's classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE has long stood among the most beloved novels of all time. The story of Elizabeth Bennet's blossoming romance with "haughty, reserved, and fastidious" Fitzwilliam Darcy has enchanted readers for nearly two centuries. Yet, Mr. Darcy has always remained an intriguing enigma --- his thoughts, feelings and motivations hidden behind a cold, impenetrable exterior... until now.
With the utmost respect for Austen's original masterwork, Janet Aylmer takes readers into Darcy’s world ---. One of world's great love stories takes on breathtaking new life and one of fiction's greatest romantic heroes becomes even more sympathetic, compelling, attractive and accessible --- all through the imagination and artistry of a truly gifted storyteller.
This contest is open to anyone living in the US and UK who is age 18 or older. Only posts that are unedited will be accepted as answers. Prize will be shipped to the winner at no cost to the winner. For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.
The trivia contest will begin Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 9 am EST at this thread. Only UNEDITED responses will be accepted. Once a question as been answered by moderator no further answers for that question will be accepted.
The trivia questions will be based entirely on content found on the Literary Fiction site.
Darcy's Story retails for $13.95.
***UPDATE: This prize has been won by L. Sieck, Seattle, WA.***
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