Austenland: A Novel

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Aug 10, 2010 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Predjudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?
 

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User Review  - pennma05 - LibraryThing

I am a huge Jane Austen fan so I was happy to find this at my local library to read. I had seen the movie several months ago and really liked it. I love the idea of going to a place like Pembrook Park ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Jane Hayes is so stuck on the image of Fitzwilliam Darcy that she cannot have a relationship with a “real” man. Her great aunt Caroline recognizes this, though Jane seems oblivious, and gives her a ... Read full review

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weeks and 1 day
Justin Kimble age twelve
Dave Atters age sixteen
Josh Lake age twenty
day 9
Kevin Hyde age twentyseven

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Shannon Hale is the author of four young adult novels published by Bloomsbury: The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, River Secrets, and the Newbery Honor-winning, New York Times bestselling Princess Academy. She is at work on another novel, and she and her husband will together publish a graphic novel in 2008. They live with their son in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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