Neither Duty Nor Honour by buckbeakbabie

Story TitleNeither Duty Nor Honour
Author Name:  
Category:   Pride & Prejudice
Content Rating: All Ages
Status: Complete
Length:   41,338 words
Story Summary:  Fitzwilliam Darcy was four and twenty when he married Anne de Bourgh. In doing so, he fulfilled his duty to his family. Life with Anne was comfortable, if not joyous. However, a year into their marriage she died fulfilling what she saw as her duty – bearing him a child.  Fitzwilliam Darcy was eight and twenty when he accompanied his oldest friend to Hertfordshire with his sister and daughter. It was widely known that he had no intention of marrying again. His duty was, after all, already fulfilled. But that firmly held conviction will not hold long against the charms of one Elizabeth Bennet.

Gioia’s Rec:
This story has long been a big favorite of mine. Excellent writing style, characterizations, plot development, and technical composition skills. But it is Julia, and the relationships she has with Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth, and her influence upon the burgeoning relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth, which really shaped my literary love affair with this story. Writing small children can be hard. This author nails it.

(This story rec is part of my AO3 Bookmarks series. I.e., this is an abbreviated rec because it is taken from my AO3 bookmarks rather than having been properly written in full.)

About Gioia

I'm a wife and mother and, when not tied up with responsibilities, I read non-stop. I love to share my favorite stories with others, thus the existence of my blog.
This entry was posted in AO3 Bookmark, Background Character Death, Character Study, Content Rating-P&P: Adult (NC-17), Conventional (Canon) Couple, Conventional Couple, Deviates from canon in or just prior to Chapter 1, but consistent with canon backstory, Drama/Angst, Era: Regency, Favorite Story, Favorite Story-Pride & Prejudice, Fluff, Het: M/F, Kid Fic, Mr. Bingley/Jane Bennet, Mr. Darcy/Elizabeth Bennet, Nicer Lady Catherine, Pride & Prejudice, Prior Relationship for Elizabeth or Darcy, Resolution earlier than in canon, Romance, Unconventional Couple and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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