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 â€˘ Adriana Trigiani â€˘ Jo
Beverley â€˘ Alexandra Potter â€˘ Laurie Viera Rigler â€˘ Frank
Delaney & Diane Meier â€˘ Syrie James â€˘ Stephanie
Barron â€˘ Amanda Grange â€˘ Pamela Aidan â€˘ Elizabeth Aston â€˘
Carrie Bebris â€˘ Diana Birchall â€˘ Monica Fairview â€˘ Janet
Mullany â€˘ Jane Odiwe â€˘ Beth Pattillo â€˘ Myretta Robens â€˘ Jane
Rubino and Caitlen Rubino-Bradway â€˘ Maya Slater â€˘ Margaret
C. Sullivan â€˘ and the winner of a story contest hosted by
the Republic of Pemberley website
â€śMy feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell
you how ardently I admire and love you.â€ť If you just
heaved a contented sigh at Mr. Darcyâ€™s heartfelt words, then
you, dear reader, are in good company. Here is a delightful
collection of never-before-published stories inspired by
Jane Austenâ€”her novels, her life, her wit, her world.
In Lauren Willigâ€™s â€śA Night at Northanger,â€ť a young
woman who doesnâ€™t believe in ghosts meets a familiar specter
at the infamous abbey; Jane Odiweâ€™s â€śWaitingâ€ť captures the
exquisite uncertainty of Persuasionâ€™s Wentworth and
Anne as they await her familyâ€™s approval of their betrothal;
Adriana Trigianiâ€™s â€śLove and Best Wishes, Aunt Janeâ€ť
imagines a modern-day Austen giving her niece advice upon
her engagement; in Diana Birchallâ€™s â€śJane Austenâ€™s Cat,â€ť our
beloved Jane tells her nieces â€ścat talesâ€ť based on her
novels; Laurie Viera Riglerâ€™s â€śIntolerable Stupidityâ€ť finds
Mr. Darcy bringing charges against all the writers of
Pride and Prejudice sequels, spin-offs, and
retellings; in Janet Mullanyâ€™s â€śJane Austen, Yeah, Yeah,
Yeah!â€ť a teacher at an all-girls school invokes the Beatles
to help her students understand Sense and Sensibility;
and in Jo Beverleyâ€™s â€śJane and the Mistletoe Kiss,â€ť a
widow doesnâ€™t believe sheâ€™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 historyâ€™s most cherished authors.
Weekend Edition Saturday - October 22, 2011
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