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Pride, Prejudice & Permutations—twelve, what-if short stories inspired by the original Pride & Prejudice, with more than merely tolerable tales that give a glimpse into several of our beloved Pride and Prejudice characters. These regency romance Jane Austen variations are unique and varied: some are silly, some are serious, and there is some magic and mystery thrown in!
An Attempted Compromise: What if Caroline Bingley and Wickham teamed up to drug Darcy and force him into a compromise?
Overhearings More to the Purpose: What if Mrs. Bennet overheard the soldiers discussing her youngest daughters in the crudest of ways?
No Less Brittle Than Beautiful: What if Mary Bennet was pushed into Wickham’s arms and they are forced to marry?
Keep Your Breath to Swell Your Song: What if the five Bennet sisters were famous, anonymous singers?
And Then the Murders Began: What if Elizabeth discovered a dead body in the Netherfield library?
If Only They’d Had a Son: What if Lydia had been born a boy? Same personality, only also the heir of Longbourn.
Nothing But Officers in Her Head: What if Kitty Bennet’s silliness were all a disguise to hide the fact that she was brilliant cryptographer?
For I Am a Married Woman: What if Lydia Bennet demanded to marry a charming Mr. Collins in order to be the first of her sisters married?
In His Nightcap and Powdering Gown: What if Mr. Bennet fell, bumped his head, and woke up with the personality and nerves of Mrs. Bennet?
To Yield Easily: What if Bingley’s abandonment of Jane caused Mr. Collins to offer for her?
Punish Him for Such a Speech: What if Elizabeth, tired of disdain from Darcy and Miss Bingley, got her revenge by boldly flirting with Darcy one night at Netherfield?
And Then the Dragons Came: What if Darcy’s encounter with Elizabeth set off a cosmic change of events that revived the ancient dragons of Briton?
Pride, Prejudice & Permutations is a collection of twelve Pride and Prejudice variations that total to over 105,000 words. There is no trigger warning, but if you don’t like a certain story, just skip it and move onto the next.
In this Pride & Prejudice variation, a worldwide disaster of epic proportions causes Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet to meet under extraordinary circumstances. In this retelling of Jane Austen’s famous work, will Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth find their happily ever after? Find out in When Summer Never Came.
In April 1815, the volcano Mount Tambora erupted in Indonesia. It affected the climate so that in 1816, there was cold and snow throughout the summer all across the world.
How would Pride & Prejudice be different if it had erupted ten years earlier, drastically altering the climate across the world? Would Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy still find one another in a year when summer never came?
Elizabeth Bennet has just experienced one of the most difficult years of her entire life. The loss of a beloved sister, a failed harvest, and the threat of freezing to death from a bitterly cold winter cause the inhabitants of Longbourn to do the unthinkable.
Meanwhile, Fitzwilliam Darcy is desperate to keep his family and his tenants alive. The scarcity of food due to a freezing summer has him taking extreme measures. His radical idea takes him, along with his friend Charles Bingley, to Netherfield, where his drastic experiment has the potential to save them all – or ruin his life forever.
Will the changed circumstances cause Elizabeth and Darcy to come together in unity? Or will his pride and her prejudice remain alive in spite of the terrible circumstances that are a result of the year without summer?
When Summer Never Came is a full-length, sweet regency romance novel of 130,000 words that is a variation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. Unlike Tiffany Thomas’s other novels, this one does not have a trigger warning.
How would Pride & Prejudice be different if William Collins came to live with the Bennets at Longbourn as a young child? Will Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy still find their happily ever after? Find out in The Sins of Their Fathers: A Pride & Prejudice Variation.
Young William Collins spent his childhood under the oppression of an abusive father and an ill mother. When he becomes an orphan after a scarring tragedy, Collins is sent to live with his estranged cousins, the Bennet family, at Longbourn.
At the same time, Fitzwilliam Darcy passes through his own crisis. The unique relationship between the Darcy and Wickham families is revealed late one night when Fitzwilliam discovers his father’s unsettling secret—one that affects George Wickham to the core.
Elizabeth grows up loving Collins as a brother, but when he befriends Darcy and Wickham, Elizabeth wonders about her cousin’s choice in friends, and Darcy’s overbearing pride. What she doesn’t know are the heartaches of Darcy’s past that shape his intentions now.
As the beloved characters of Pride & Prejudice grapple with their disturbing childhoods, how will the choices of their parents be carried on to the next generation? Can they find happiness, or are they doomed to a lifetime of misery because of the sins of their fathers?
“The Sins of Their Fathers: A Pride & Prejudice Variation” by Tiffany Thomas is a full-length historical romance novel of 85,000 words.
**Trigger warning: this book touches on child abuse**
What if Elizabeth Bennet had an experience as a young girl which taught her that a handsome face does not mean a man is trustworthy?
As a twelve-year-old girl, Elizabeth Bennet witnesses a traumatic experience that shapes how she views men. She learns the hard way that a handsome face can mask cruelty and depravity.
This experience forever alters her relationships with her sisters, her parents, and her friends.
How will a changed Elizabeth Bennet react to Fitzwilliam Darcy’s insults at the Meryton Assembly?
Can Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy overcome their altered pride and prejudices to find happily ever after?
A Look Behind the Mask is a full-length, clean Pride & Prejudice variation of 112,000 words.
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