The Longbourn Quarantine by Don Jacobson

The title The Longbourn Quarantine caught my eye as I was writing the blog post for Schemes of Felicity. As this is part of the same series, it showed up in my Amazon recommendations. The fact that it had quarantine in the title made it instantly attractive to me, well, and that it’s on Kindle Unlimited.

A quote from The Longbourn Quarantine by Don Jacobson- A Pride and Prejudice variation

Fitzwilliam Darcy, along with Charles and Caroline Bingley and his little sister, Georgiana Darcy, flees from London. Smallpox has overtaken much of the city, including the Bingleys’ sister, Mrs. Hurst. They decide to head for Netherfield.

A quote from The Longbourn Quarantine by Don Jacobson - A Pride and Prejudice variation

At Longbourn, the Bennet family, Elizabeth included, are forced to quarantine when the Bingleys and Darcys arrive from London. Over half of the Bennet family is immune while the Darcy siblings are also immune. Nevertheless, they are all forced to quarantine when Sir William Lucas comes by.

The Longbourn Quarantine by Don Jacobson - A Pride and Prejudice variation

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In the Longbourn Quarantine, Mr Darcy was unable to go to Rosings for his Easter visit with his aunt, due to the smallpox outbreak. As much as he loathes being stuck with the Bennets, it forces him to take a new look at the family.

Elizabeth also begins to see Mr. Darcy in a new light, especially in his interaction with his sister. They have several dealings themselves, which present each of their characters differently than the ones shown in autumn.


With its relevancy to our current world situation, I rather liked it. It was also different reading a male perspective on Pride and Prejudice. If you’re a fan of Pride and Prejudice, I think you will like this deviation. This one is available on Kindle Unlimited.

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