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The Jane Austen Book Club

Author : Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN : 9780241973707
Genre : Fiction
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A moving, wise and delightfully modern comedy of manners from the bestselling, Man Booker shortlisted author Karen Joy Fowler. Six people - five women and a man - meet once a month in California's Central Valley to discuss Jane Austen's novels. They are ordinary people, neither happy nor unhappy, but each of them is wounded in different ways, they are all mixed up about their lives and relationships. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable - under the guiding eye of Jane Austen a couple of them even fall in love... 'A thoroughly delightful comedy of contemporary manners' Entertainment Weekly Karen Joy Fowler is the Man Booker shortlisted, bestselling author of Sister Noon (a PEN/Faulkner prize finalist), Sarah Canary, The Sweetheart Season, The Jane Austen Book Club, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and the story collection Black Glass. She is a PEN/Faulkner Prize finalist and lives in Davis and Santa Cruz, California.
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The Jane Austen Book Club

Author : Karen Joy Fowler
Genre : Fiction
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As six Californians get together to form a book club to discuss the novels of Jane Austen, their lives are turned upside down by troubled marriages, illicit affairs, changing relationships, and love.
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The Jane Austen Book Club

Author : Karen Joy Fowler
Genre : Fiction
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As six Californians get together to form a book club to discuss the novels of Jane Austen, their lives are turned upside down by troubled marriages, illicit affairs, changing relationships, and love.
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The Jane Austen Writers Club

Author : Rebecca Smith
ISBN : 9781408866061
Genre : Reference
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A delightful and informative guide to writing like Jane Austen, written by the five-times-great niece of Austen herself Jane Austen is one of the most beloved writers in the English literary canon. Her novels changed the landscape of fiction forever, and her writing remains as fresh, entertaining and witty as the day her books were first published. Bursting with useful exercises, beautiful illustrations and enlightening quotations from the classic author's novels and letters – and written by none other than Austen's five-times-great-niece – this book will teach you her methods, tips and tricks, from techniques of plotting and characterisation through to dialogue and suspense. Whether you're a creative writing enthusiast looking to publish your first novel, a teacher searching for further inspiration for students, or fan seeking insight into Austen's daily rituals, this is an essential companion, guaranteed to satisfy, inform and delight. 'Winning and beguiling ... Smith shares Jane Austen's clarity and gentle irony' Independent
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Jane Austen Out Of The Blue

Author : Donald Measham
ISBN : 9781847286482
Genre : Fiction
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Towards the end of January 1817 a lady novelist, less well-known then than she is now begins a novel on an unusual subject: the rise of 'Sanditon' as a sea-side resort. She dies with only a quarter of it written. What was going on in the writer's mind? What could have happened in her story next? Sanditon is a place where anyone (real or fictitious) may turn up for the water cure. They do Karen Joy Fowler, author of 'The Jane Austen Book Club', is an admirer - sees Measham's novel as a 'passionate tribute to Austen' and recommends it 'whole-heartedly'. Fowler's review is available in full at: http: //
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The Complete Novels

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 1440649367
Genre : Fiction
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Now in Penguin Classics Deluxe: a treasure trove of Jane Austen's novels Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen. Here in one volume are her seven great novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan. Through her vivacious and spirited heroines and their circle, Austen vividly portrays English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close and the nineteenth century began. Each of the novels is a love story and a story about marriage—marriage for love, for financial security, for social status. But they are not romances; ironic, comic, and wise, they are masterly evocations of the society Jane Austen observed. This beautiful volume covers the literary career of one of England’s finest prose stylists of any century. • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and luxurious packaging • Features the definitive Penguin Classics texts recommended by the Jane Austen Society • New introduction by bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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The Richard Judy Book Club Reader

Author : Dr Helen Cousins
ISBN : 9781409478904
Genre : Social Science
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In January 2004, daytime television presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan launched their book club and sparked debate about the way people in Britain, from the general reader to publishers to the literati, thought about books and reading. The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader brings together historians of the book, literature scholars, and specialists in media and cultural studies to examine the effect of the club on reading practices and the publishing and promotion of books. Beginning with an analysis of the book club's history and its ongoing development in relation to other reading groups worldwide including Oprah's, the editors consider issues of book marketing and genre. Further chapters explore the effects of the mass-broadcast celebrity book club on society, literature and its marketing, and popular culture. Contributors ask how readers discuss books, judge value and make choices. The collection addresses questions of authorship, authority and canon in texts connected by theme or genre including the postcolonial exotic, disability and representations of the body, food books, and domesticity. In addition, book club author Andrew Smith shares his experiences in a fascinating interview.
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The Bedside Bathtub Armchair Companion To Jane Austen

Author : Carol J. Adams
ISBN : 9780826429339
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A fantastically vast and witty companion to everything you need to know about Jane Austen, presented in a wonderfully fun and entertaining style which will appeal to all readers.
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The Jane Austen Pocket Bible

Author : Holly Ivins
ISBN : 9781907087417
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 40.16 MB
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The perfect gift for a literary lover Have you ever dreamt of Darcy? Wished for Wentworth? Or even envied the womanly wiles of Emma? Perhaps you want to know a bit more about the author who so accurately describes the ins and outs of courtship, and whose novels have never been out of print since they were first published nearly 200 years ago? If your nodding in excitement reading this then the Jane Austen Pocket Bible is one for you. This handy little book guides you through Austen's beloved novels, explaining Regency manners, the class system, the importance of inheritance, and the delicate matter of landing a husband. Full of fascinating trivia about the world of Austen's novels this book also contains details of Austen's life, the writers who inspired her, the country estates which make up the settings for her romantic adventures, and details on the countless film and television adaptations which have been made. With facts on genteel dancing, a plan for an Austen dinner party and words of wisdom from the lady herself, it's a must-have for every self-confessed Jane fan or those making their first foray into Austen's carefully crafted world. This year celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice with this beautiful hardback edition which has both dust-cover and gold embossing on the spine making it the perfect gift. Every Pocket Bible is lovingly crafted to give you a unique mix of useful references, handy tips and fascinating trivia that will enlighten and entertain you at every page. There is a Pocket Bible for everyone... Other titles in the series: The Wedding Pocket Bible, The Camping Pocket Bible, The London Pocket Bible, The Pregnancy Pocket Bible and The Baking Pocket Bible.
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Collected Stories

Author : Marta Randall
ISBN : 9781430310914
Genre : Fiction
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Marta Randall is a sensational, subtle, precise, and gorgeous writer. - Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club. 12 previously uncollected stories by writer and teacher Marta Randall, including Lapidary Nights, The Dark Boy, Lzaro y Antonio, Big Dome, Sea Changes, On Cannon Beach, and Nebula Award finalist Dangerous Games.
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