Before Elizabeth by rohase piercy
Confined by ill health at Rosings Park and subject to the whims of her domineering mother Lady Catherine, Anne de Bourgh recalls the major events of her life, up to and including those so familiar to readers of Pride and Prejudice. Unsurprisingly, she presents the courtship of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from a very different perspective ...
"... Oscar, I did not mean to write you another letter full of bitterness and recrimination. I wanted to write you at least one honest piece of correspondence, not to lecture you about your situation, but to tell you something about mine. Or are you so far steeped in the madness of self-pity that you have not even the imagination to see that your wife has a soul to be tormented too, a soul as precious as yours perhaps? ..."
Following Oscar Wilde's imprisonment, his wife Constance seeks refuge on the Continent. They are never to meet again. In an extended letter written to her husband she examines their past life, the truths and deceptions of their marriage and its unavoidable demise.
Drawing on the recorded facts of the Wildes' time together and their final years of separate self-imposed exile, Rohase Piercy has recreated the story of their relationship as seen from Constance's viewpoint. This is the letter Constance might have written, a moving testimony to an ill-fated situation, to a love that was inevitably doomed.
What Brave Bulls Do by Rohase Piercy
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