Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of. Austenland is a novel by Shannon Hale, published on May 9, by Bloomsbury. It is first in her Austenland series. A film based on the novel was released in. The beloved novel set at a Jane Austen fantasy resort, from New York Times- bestselling author Shannon Hale. Recently adapted into the romantic comedy.

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I thought this book was cute and a fun chick lit type read, but you do make an excellent point about learning to find austenlahd outside the fantasy world. I have watched the same parts of Pride and Prejudice over and over just like the main character – and even though I am somewhat embarrassed by it – just like the main character But Austenland just couldn’t pull me in.

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Maybe not for Austen purists, but I got a huge kick out of it. Jane HayesGreat-Aunt Carolyn.

Austen fans and Romantics. I snannon as if I had cheated and there was a sting of guilt as I looked at the distorted red figures on the alarm clock through the empty glass on the night stand. I’ve read the original multiple times and I’ve read a handful of spinoffs, satires, and continuations, and I tend to love them all.

The movie is one of my favorites, so I was so excited to learn that it was based on a book! I love Jane Austen and got a kick out of Hale’s creation of “Austenland”.


This page was last edited on 20 Juneat This is not only an Austen theme park — attendees must actually participateby dressing, talking, and acting as if they were living in 19th-Century Regency England.

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Once she has had her fun she will put Mr. It is rare thing, for me, not to dream. Jane’s romantic mishaps move the plot along to an Austenesque ending. But that, I think would have been a better ending. Shannon Hale’s worst work for certain. Nobley, and her forbidden relationship with the gardener, Martin. Austenland was a delight to read and one of the best of the Chick Lit genre that I’ve read so far.

And you definitely know that, being inside her head. I’ I would never label myself as an Austen snob, or more specifically a Pride and Prejudice snob.

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View all 4 comments. Jane’s character was basically the same as the book To ask other readers questions about Austenlandplease sign up. Actually, Shannon Hale can just write better than this period.

The dialogue was good, the romance was fun, xustenland this was a quick book to read.

These highlight exactly how crazy desperate she is for this kind of relationship. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Book ratings by Goodreads. I picked up this book at about Austenand 15, Melinda rated it it was amazing. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Email required Address never made public. She gets her guy in the end, just like in Pride and Prejudice.

It doesn’t help that the whole tone of the novel is like that, just weirdly cynical and negative, hals I wanted something light and fun, maybe poking some fun. So far, so good. She also realises that Darcy is a regular english guy- divorced, austenlandd actor, and a hurt man who desperately wants to escape reality. So, I read the book from start to finish, unburdened by distraction. Sep 17, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: I haven’t enjoyed a work of Austenia so much since the movie Clueless.


Her obsession ausfenland Mr. View all 13 comments. This book is so hxle more than i anticipated!! I did read one that was just awful though…it was full of Austen puns and melded each of her stories into fodder for each chapter. View all 11 comments. Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr.

I crept quietly up the dark stairway, entered my room and tried my very best to shut the door silently behind me. Jane is beautiful; she turns heads.

It helps if you have at least a basic knowledge of the storylines of her books, because the author references them from time to time and there are elements of the stories found in the book, but if you’ve watched movie austenkand of them, that’d be more than enough info to follow what she’s saying.