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  - Cassandra2020 - LibraryThing

Austenland by Shannon Hale - ok Non-challenging piece of fluffy chic-lit. Whiled away a day at my Dad's when I really wanted distraction without having to think. I believe they've just made a film of it - I'll be giving it a miss! Read full review

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User Review  - Karin7 - LibraryThing

2.5 stars rounded to 2 Jane Hayes, not quite 4 and 30 is a single graphic artist in NYC with a secret passion for Pride and Prejudice. When she inherits a vacation from her aunt to a place called ... 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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