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  - lcarter11 - LibraryThing

I was fascinated by the concept of a vacation where one steps into another world. But, I was disappointed by a few of the things that Ms. Hale chose to include (like referencing a makeout session ... Read full review

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User Review  - sentryrose - LibraryThing

This book suffers from poor reviews, so I almost didn't try it - and I am so glad I did! From the moment I started reading, I had to read during every spare moment I had. Austenland was a complete and ... Read full review


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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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