Original Stories Inspired by Literature's Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart
On Sale: October 11, 2011
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Jane Austen | Historical
Stories by: Lauren Willig • Adriana Trigiani • Jo
Beverley • Alexandra Potter • Laurie Viera Rigler • Frank
Delaney & Diane Meier • Syrie James • Stephanie
Barron • Amanda Grange • Pamela Aidan • Elizabeth Aston •
Carrie Bebris • Diana Birchall • Monica Fairview • Janet
Mullany • Jane Odiwe • Beth Pattillo • Myretta Robens • Jane
Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway • Maya Slater • Margaret
C. Sullivan • and the winner of a story contest hosted by
the Republic of Pemberley website
“My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell
you how ardently I admire and love you.” If you just
heaved a contented sigh at Mr. Darcy’s heartfelt words, then
you, dear reader, are in good company. Here is a delightful
collection of never-before-published stories inspired by
Jane Austen—her novels, her life, her wit, her world.
In Lauren Willig’s “A Night at Northanger,” a young
woman who doesn’t believe in ghosts meets a familiar specter
at the infamous abbey; Jane Odiwe’s “Waiting” captures the
exquisite uncertainty of Persuasion’s Wentworth and
Anne as they await her family’s approval of their betrothal;
Adriana Trigiani’s “Love and Best Wishes, Aunt Jane”
imagines a modern-day Austen giving her niece advice upon
her engagement; in Diana Birchall’s “Jane Austen’s Cat,” our
beloved Jane tells her nieces “cat tales” based on her
novels; Laurie Viera Rigler’s “Intolerable Stupidity” finds
Mr. Darcy bringing charges against all the writers of
Pride and Prejudice sequels, spin-offs, and
retellings; in Janet Mullany’s “Jane Austen, Yeah, Yeah,
Yeah!” a teacher at an all-girls school invokes the Beatles
to help her students understand Sense and Sensibility;
and in Jo Beverley’s “Jane and the Mistletoe Kiss,” a
widow doesn’t believe she’ll have a second chance at love .
. . until a Miss Austen suggests otherwise.
Regency or contemporary, romantic or fantastical, each of these
marvelous stories reaffirms the incomparable influence of
one of history’s most cherished authors.
Weekend Edition Saturday - October 22, 2011
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