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  • Details about Longbourn

    Longbourn

    by Jo Baker.

    - "Pride and Prejudice "was only half the story - "If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she'd most likely be a sight more careful with them." " " In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to "Pride and Prejudice, "the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intri……more

  • Details about Secret diary of Lizzie Bennet.

    Secret diary of Lizzie Bennet.

    Su Bernie

    Based on the Emmy Award-winning YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Twenty-four year-old grad student Lizzie Bennet is saddled with student loan debt and still living at home along with her two sisters-beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When she records her reflections on life for her thesis project and posts them on YouTube, she has no idea The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will soon take on a life of their own, turning the Bennet sisters into internet celebrities seemingly overnight. When rich a……more

  • Details about Austenland

    Austenland

    Shannon Hale

    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 ki……more

  • Details about The Jane Austen book club

    The Jane Austen book club

    Karen Joy Fowler.

    The Extraordinary "New York Times" Bestseller In California's central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Karen Joy Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing. The result is a delicious dissection of modern ……more

  • Details about The Jane Austen Project

    The Jane Austen Project

    Kathleen A. Flynn

    Perfect for fans of Jane Austen, this engrossing debut novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world's most celebrated and beloved authors: two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel. London, 1815: Two travelers--Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane--arrive in a field in rural England, disheveled and weighed down with hidden money. Turned away at a nearby inn, they are forced to travel by coach all night to London. ……more

  • Details about So Jane: Crafts and Recipes for an Austen-Inspired Life

    So Jane: Crafts and Recipes for an Austen-Inspired Life

    Hollie Keith; Jennifer Adams; Susan Barnson Hayward (Photographer)

    For the Jane Austen enthusiast, or quite simply all the "Janeites" out there, So Jane will help them bring all things Austen into their homes, be it decorating, gift giving, or entertaining. With 30 craft ideas and 30 recipes organized into six chapters bearing the titles of Jane Austen's novels, enthusiasts can enjoy breakfast in Bath, via Northanger Abbey by creating Decorative Egg Cozies to keep their Soft-Boiled Eggs warm, or serve Honey-Lemon Teaspoons with Rose Petal Tea at the Middleton'……more

  • Details about Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

    Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

    Curtis Sittenfeld

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible both honors and updates Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice . Tackling gender, class, courtship, and family, Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today. This version of the Bennet family--and Mr. Darcy--is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their……more

  • Details about Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Helen Fielding

    "130 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds overnight? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier (repulsive, horrifying notion)); alcohol units 2 (excellent) cigarettes 21 (poor but will give up totally tomorrow); number of correct lottery numbers 2 (better, but nevertheless useless)?" This laugh-out-loud chronicle charts a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single girl on a permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement--in which she resolves to: visit the gym three ……more