An anthology of the winning entries for the Jane Austen Short
Two hundred years ago, Jane Austen- traumatized by her parents''
decision to give up the rectory in Hampshire where she grew up, and
unable to write for a decade-accepted her brother Edward''s offer
of a permanent home in his Chawton House estate. It was there that
she picked up her pen once again . . . and gave the world some of
themost beloved and enduring novels ever written.
The Jane Austen Short Story Competition celebrates the immortal
author and her works, and the blessed home that afforded her the
peace and security to create them. Judged and chosen by Sarah
Waters, bestsellingauthor of Tipping the Velvet and
Fingersmith, Dancing with Mr. Darcy includes the winning
selection and nineteen runners-up, as well as introductions from
Waters and Rebecca Smith, the great-great-great-great-great niece
of Jane Austen.