This month’s reading selection Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy by Barbara Tiller Cole had be thinking more about Darcy. So much of fan fiction comes back to that man, and while that isn’t necessarily a bad thing it does keep bringing up the question why?
Of all Austen’s men none venture into their own hearts to face their demons the way Darcy does. He looks at himself through Elizabeth’s eyes and takes action to make amends for his behavior even though he holds no real hope of winning her after her rejection.
Today I dig deep to think more about why Darcy keeps coming up as the most fantasized of Austen’s men over at Darcyholic Diversions.