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Pride and Platypus: Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret

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When the moon is full over Regency England, all the gentlemen are subject to its curse...

Mr. Darcy, however, harbors a Dreadful Secret.

Shape-shifting demons mingle with Australian wildlife, polite society, and high satire, in this elegant, hilarious, witty, insane, and unexpectedly romantic supernatural parody of Jane Austen's classic novel.

The powerful, mysterious, handsome, and odious Mr. Darcy announces that Miss Elizabeth Bennet is not good enough to tempt him. The young lady determines to find out his one secret weakness -- all the while surviving unwanted proposals, Regency balls, foolish sisters, seductive wolves, matchmaking mothers, malodorous skunks, general lunacy, and the demonic onslaught of the entire wild animal kingdom!

What awaits her is something unexpected. And only moon, matrimony, and true love can overcome pride and prejudice!

Gentle Reader—this Delightful Illustrated Edition includes Scholarly Footnotes and Appendices.

Be forewarned, this is a hilarious "comedy of wonders and manners!"

This stylish and clever parody of the Austen classic Pride and Prejudice comes complete with:

  • "scholarly" Footnotes that harangue the reader

  • amazing Appendices

  • back cover fake blurbs by Regency ladies and gentlemen (read the blurbs here)

  • interior illustrations (by the author) (Sample 1, Sample 2)

  • a genuine romantic plot that involves a vivacious heroine, a sexy Regency gentleman and many Demonic and Beastly Horrors underneath a full moon...

  • and of course the platypus!

Oh, and there are wolves, tigers, skunks, exotic Australian wildlife, and an unspeakable monstrosity known only as... the Brighton Duck!

About the Authors...

Jane Austen is an author of classic immortal prose.

Vera Nazarian is a shameless Harridan who has taken it upon herself to mangle Jane Austen's classic immortal prose.

She is also a two-time Nebula Award Finalist, an award-winning artist, and the author of Mansfield Park and Mummies and Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons.

Pride and Platypus:
Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret

by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian

Trade Paperback (First Edition)
(an imprint of Norilana Books)

June 15, 2012
Retail Price:
$16.95 USD - £12.50 GBP
ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-078-5
ISBN-10: 1-60762-078-2

500 pages

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And now, lovingly mangled by the same author . . .

Pagan Persuasion: All Olympus Descends on Regency

Coming Soon!

. . . Read an Excerpt . . .
(First Chapter)

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