Exploring Jane Austen

Jane Austen
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Jane Austen in Boca by Paula Marantz Cohen

A send-up of Pride and Prejudice set in a Florida retirement village follows a circle of retirees on a voyage of love and manners.

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Vanity and Vexation: A Novel of Pride and Prejudice by Kate Fenton

Observing the modern-day romances that mark the filming of the BBC's latest production, impoverished novelist Llew Bevan witnesses the unlikely pairing of the movie's leading lady and his bashful neighbor as well as the interplay between its haphazard starring actor and imperious director.

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Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

The daily chronicle of a 30-something single English woman who is convinced her life would be perfect if she could lose weight, stop smoking and develop "Inner Poise." The plot is not-so-loosely based on Pride and Prejudice.

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The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

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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Austenland by Shannon Hale

Because her obsession with Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy is ruining her love life, Jane Hayes is delighted when she gets the chance to take a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women.

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Persuading Annie by Melissa Nathan

Sweet, kindhearted Annie Markham is forced to turn to tough Jake Mead, the one-time love of her life who had left her seven years earlier, to help her save her family's ailing company, in a story of love and revenge based on Jane Austen's Persuasion.

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