Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pemberley Ball: Epilogue

Flash forward into the future.

We find that Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have wed. I suppose we saw that coming as we witnessed several playful bantering between the two. They do make a handsome and happy couple.

But paradise for them is interrupted as told in this tale...

Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
tv mini-series (now on DVD)
Directed by: Daniel Percival

Matthew Rhys as Fitzwilliam Darcy
Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth Darcy

Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. An adaptation of PD James's homage to Pride and Prejudice.


Based on the book...

Death Comes to Pemberley
by P.D. James
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A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem.

It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy’s magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth’s sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy’s sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball.

Then, on the eve of the ball, the patrician idyll is shattered. A coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister, who with her husband, the very dubious Wickham, has been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. With shocking suddenness, Pemberley is plunged into a frightening mystery.

Inspired by a lifelong passion for Austen, P. D. James masterfully re-creates the world of Pride and Prejudice, electrifying it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly crafted crime story, as only she can write it.


Mr. Darcy
played by Matthew Rhys
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
based on Pride and Prejudice

Mr. Darcy wants to know…

Have you watched this show? If so, what did you think?


* image source: Death Comes to Pemberley tv series, Mr. Darcy

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  1. Mr. Darcy, I did watch the show and while I found it an enjoyable diversion, I did not think the actress playing your beloved Lizzy was well cast. I think Lizzy has a lot more wit and sparkle than was displayed in this production.

  2. I saw parts of this. It was good. I want to watch it all over again.

  3. Lady Vee will be binge watching this soon.

  4. I haven't but I am going to make sure I do. It looks amazing!

  5. I have only read the book, but the show is on my radar.

  6. Mr Darcy, I had the pleasure of watching the adaptation last year. However the story and the main characters leave much to be desired. I don't agree with the casting of Lizzy as the actress portraying Mrs Darcy looks haggard and worn out instead of the lively Elizabeth I know in P&P.

    Nevertheless I love the cinematography and the locations used in the mini-series and don't mind re-watching it.


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