In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Darcy enlists Elizabeth’s aid to help him deal with Georgiana, a tricky task with Wickham in town. An attempt was made to make Wickham as good a man as possible and still be consistent with Pride and Prejudice. This is partly Georgiana’s story.
In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Elizabeth rescues Georgiana from ruin, but who will rescue Elizabeth? In Elizabeth’s Plight, which has more action scenes than in previous collaborations, Wickham is definitely a villain.
These two novellas have different interpretations of Wickham, although he is not the main character in either. Both bring Darcy and Georgiana to Hertfordshire, both show another way Elizabeth and Darcy find each other, and both involve Wickham. Together, the two novella’s, Georgiana’s Folly and Elizabeth’s Plight, make up The Wickham Coin Series.
“These are two books that share a theme but have very different outcomes. The are called the Wickham coin series because they show two sides of George Wickham.
The first is a wide divergence from the source material with Bingley quickly returning to Netherfield and marrying Jane Bennet. They then visit Darcy & Georgiana in London, and the visit is returned in March. This is a real Georgiana who goes well beyond playing the pianoforte. Her exchange with Wickham when they meet at a card party is a study in poise and backbone. There are many really unique plot twists that lead to Mr. Darcy becoming more human as well as Wickham becoming more noble. This has the ‘evil Caroline trope’
The second is also a detour from canon; where Bingley accidentally meets Miss Bennet in Cheapside following Darcy’s rejection and return from Rosings. Darcy confesses his botched proposal and Lizzy’s responses to Bingley; who convinces Darcy to come to Netherfield to pursue their ladies. The Darcys arrive on the day of the militia’s final dinner at Longbourn and Lizzy’s set down to Wickham makes him desperate. There are kidnappings, robberies, murders and more.
I enjoyed Georgiana’s Folly much more than Elizabeth’s Plight but over all they are both better than most.” – Ldub
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