Austenland: A Novel

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Austenland: A Novel

by Shannon Hale

Bloomsbury USA | May 16, 2008 | Trade Paperback |

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A big success in hardcover, this novel by "New York Times" bestselling author of "Princess Academy" is sure to find a new and substantial audience in paperback.
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 Prejudice," 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?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: May 16, 2008

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596912863

ISBN - 13: 9781596912861

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– More About This Product –

Austenland: A Novel

by Shannon Hale

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: May 16, 2008

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596912863

ISBN - 13: 9781596912861

From the Publisher

A big success in hardcover, this novel by "New York Times" bestselling author of "Princess Academy" is sure to find a new and substantial audience in paperback.
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 Prejudice," 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?

About the Author

Shannon Hale was born in Salt Lake City on January 26, 1974. She received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah and a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Montana. Her first book, The Goose Girl, was published in 2003. She writes for both adults and young adults. Her adult books include Austenland, Midnight in Austenland, and The Actor and the Housewife. Her young adult books include Book of a Thousand Days, Princess Academy, and Palace of Stone. She co-wrote the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack with husband Dean Hale.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for "The Goose Girl" and Shannon Hale:

" In layer upon layer of detail a beautiful coming-of-age story emerges, a tale about learning to rescue yourself rather than falling accidentally into happily-ever-after. Hale uncovers her theme patiently and without preaching, focusing not on the moral but on the adventures her heroine must face in order to learn the lessons herself." -- "New York Times Book Review"""

" Shannon Hale is already, after only a few books, one of our best writers of fantasy. She is also one of those rare storytellers who can bring a jaded old reviewer like me to well-earned tears." -- Orson Scott Card

" I was completely beguiled...Hale''s writing is beautiful, with a vivid eye for detail." -- Justine Picardie, "Telegraph """
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