Jane Austen

Longbourn

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ISBN: 9780385351232
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Published: Knopf - October 8th, 2013

Think Pride and Prejudice. Now cross it with Downton Abbey, and you'll have an idea of what you're getting into when you step inside the world of the servants who run the Bennet household. Baker's evocative prose introduces Sarah, a housemaid used to minding her own affairs -- that is, until a mysterious new footman arrives at Longbourn. Sarah's story is expertly interwoven with the affairs of Pride and Prejudice, but readers unfamiliar with Austen's original will still find a lush, captivating tale that stands on its own."Rebecca


Sense & Sensibility

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ISBN: 9780062200464
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Published: HarperTorch - October 29th, 2013

The first in a series of modern versions of Austen's classics. Marianne drowns her sorrows in Taylor Swift songs, Elinor is determined to become an architect even if John did inherit all the money, and Trollope's Willoughby is just as smarmy as the original.

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Among the Janeites

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ISBN: 9780547757735
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Published: Mariner Books - August 6th, 2013

Colin Firth has a lot to answer for.  Since emerging from that lake in his dripping white shirt,  Jane Austen has become a pop culture phenomenon.  Deborah Yaffe explores the hoopla and dedication surrounding the cult of all things Jane today;- from fan fiction to regency costume balls and hidden subtext in Austen's novels, a pilgrimage around historic sights in Britain and a literature professor/roller derby queen named Stone Cold Jane Austen, and a peek inside NASNA (North American Society of Jane Austen).  A peon to fandom and quite a touching memoir of a long time passion, Life Among the Janites is totally entertaining and definitely sent me back to read Persuasion again.

Susannah


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