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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. The beloved novel set at a Jane Austen fantasy resort, from New York Times- bestselling author Shannon Hale. Recently adapted into the romantic comedy. Austenmania! Book Review: Austenland by Shannon Hale. Posted on October 15 , It’s Austenmania! Today we do a little homage to the queen of Historical.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Austenland by Shannon Hale. Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret.
But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined. Decked out in empire-waist gowns, Jane struggles to master Regency etiquette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen;or maybe even, she suspects, with the actors who are playing them.
It’s all a game, Jane knows. And yet the longer she stays, the more her insecurities seem to fall away, and the more she wonders: Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own? Hardcoverpages. Jane HayesGreat-Aunt Carolyn. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Austenlandplease sign up.
I saw the movie. I try to never see the movie before reading the book Is it still worth reading? Any thoughts on the matter? Elizzy B Yes, it’s really worth. If you liked the movie, the book is quite alike but better. It’s not as cheesy as the film, but as sweet as it. Should I read all of Jane Austen’s books before reading this one? Nichols No need to. It helps if you have at least hzle basic knowledge of the storylines of her books, because the author references them from time to hzle and …more No need to.
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 versions of them, that’d be more than enough info to follow what she’s saying.
See all 6 questions about Austenland…. Lists with This Book. Feb 27, Lucy rated it liked it. I am a Pride and Prejudice snob. Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennett. While there are parts of the newer, shorter, harried, and nuance free Hollywood version I enjoy, like the supposed-to-be-prettiest-sister Jane, who is actually much prettier than the actress in the BBC version, every time I’ve watched it which, I grant, is only twiceI feel angry afterwards.
Elizabeth Bennett does n I am a Pride and Prejudice snob.
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Elizabeth Bennett does not smile a ridiculous smile showing her bottom teeth all the time. And she is not flat chested. I mean, come on With those low-cut gowns in style, I’m guessing there was a little bit of oomph necessary to catch his eye. That and a ausrenland of “fine eyes”. Mostly, though, the entire movie is rushed.
The actors spit out their lines in Gilmore Girls fashion, important scenes are entirely cut out, and then two minutes are devoted to watching Kiera Knightly spin on a swing.
Anyways, my point is and I do have onethat there is only one good movie adaptation So, when the main character in Austenland, Jane, loved this movie as much as me, I knew I could appreciate her. Darcy, who beams at Elizabeth while she’s turning pages for his sister, Georgiana, at the piano you know this scene too. After her rich great aunt comes to visit her, and subsequently finds her two-disc DVDs hidden behind a houseplant, Jane is surprised when she receives a call following her aunt’s death from the probate attorney.
Instead of money, her aunt leaves her an all expense paid for trip to an exclusive British resort, where Jane will spend three weeks living the Regency period lifestyle in an attempt to fulfill, and also hopefully expunge, her Darcy obsession. I found the beginning of this book to be annoying. Jane is too nervous and melodramatic and not all that likable. For starters, I have no idea why anyone would be ashamed of owning Pride and Prejudice. I’m thinking of fashioning my set up with a chain and wearing it around my neck.
I’m a true fan. The situations are entertaining, the plot pleasantly twisty and the ending satisfying. Shannon Hale writes a light-hearted fantasy romance that is sure to please even the snobbiest Jane Austen fans. As a warning, do not expect a Jane Austen book. While Hale does a fair job mimicking some of the dialogue, the novel is thoroughly modern and much less subtle. It is a romance Regardless, when I turned the last page, I had a smile on my face and said, out loud, “That was fun!
View all 42 comments. The movie is one of my favorites, so I was so excited to learn that it was based on a book! Unfortunately, this is one of the rare cases where I enjoy the movie more than the book.
Movie Jane was a raging Austen fangirl and just a tad pitiful, which was totally relatable and made me root for her. Book Jane seemed to have her life more or less together, so it wasn’t as satisfying an experience. Still a pleasant read and I totally want to visit Austenland, but I think I would have enjoyed it more The movie is one of my favorites, so I was so excited to learn that it was based on a book!
Still a pleasant read and I totally want to visit Austenland, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read this before watching the movie.
View all 7 comments. May 15, Melinda rated it it was amazing. I crept austenlnd up the dark stairway, entered my room and tried my very best to shut the door silently behind me.
I felt so entirely sneaky. I felt 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 climbed into bed and gave up all caution trying to snag a bit aaustenland the blanket so tightly wound around him. He turned over, releasing his auwtenland hold on the blanket, and rested his leg on mine- still asleep.
I relaxed and tried to sleep… but after reading for 5 hours on end- my mind was a frenzy of austenlan and as I closed my eyes, I could see words giving description to my every action. I laughed it off, and enjoyed the silliness of my thoughts. That had to be what was happening to me, luckily it was prose and not smelly fish guts stealing my rest! Finally, I did sleep, though it was a heavy, dreamless-sleep. It is rare thing, for austenlad, not to dream.
I needed no dreams or contemplations tonight. So, this is my curse. I had gotten the call from the library yesterday afternoon that the book I had requested from a neighboring library had come in. Yes, yes… another Shannon Hale masterpiece, if you must pry!
So, I used the excuse that I needed to return a few of the books which, I had only borrowed last Fridayso I halle sneak over to the Library on my way to work. Perhaps it heightened the appeal and experience of reading it?
Ausyenland knew if I worked quickly I could have time to begin the book before heading home, and how wonderful a thing- to read without any interruptions. That is when everyone needs some-thing! So, I read the book from start to finish, unburdened by distraction.
And why am I publishing these thoughts to a review? Does anyone actually care? Probably not so much- but I had the urge to type out my own thoughts to cleanse my eyelids so that I might relinquish my own dreams tonight.
View all 15 comments. Nov 02, Lorraine rated it liked it Recommends it for: Austen fans and Romantics. I was so engrossed in this book I read it in an afternoon. If I were still a teenager, this austwnland be the book I’d read over and over. I hate this book.