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Thursday, April 10

WIN a Collection of Austen Inspired Novels at Book Club Girl!

Which Masterpiece Classic Austen adaptation is your favorite?

Book Club Girl is awarding a collection of advanced readers copies of Austen inspired novels to the lucky winner of her random drawing. Just enter a comment and share your favorite Austen adaptation from the recent The Complete Jane Austen series and why, and the lucky winner will receive copies of:

Darcy's Story: Pride and Prejudice Told from a Whole New Perspective, Janet Aylmer, Harper Collins, (2006). Publisher’s synopsis: With the utmost respect for Austen's original masterwork, author Janet Aylmer loving retells Pride and Prejudice from a bold new perspective: seeing events as they transpire through the eyes of Darcy himself. One of world's great love stories takes on breathtaking new life, and one of fiction's greatest romantic heroes becomes even more sympathetic, compelling, attractive, and accessible, all through the imagination and artistry of a truly gifted storyteller. ISBN: 9780641891229

Cassandra and Jane: A Personal Journey Through the Lives of the Austen Sisters, by Jill Pitkeathley, Harper Collins, (9 Sep 2008). Publisher’s Synopsis: This is the story of a relationship between two sisters. One, Jane Austen, became a famous author; the other, her beloved elder sister Cassandra, was her confidante and supporter. After their father’s death, they lived together with their mother, suffering at first hand the lack of income and dependency on their relatives which was the fate of the single woman with little status in the social hierarchies of the time, and which Jane Austen used to such brilliant effect in her novels. ISBN: 978-0061446399

Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure, by Emma Campbell Webster, Penguin Group (2007). Publishers synopsis: The journey begins in Pride and Prejudice but quickly takes off on a whimsical Austen adventure of the reader's own creation. A series of choices leads the reader into the plots and romances of Austen's other works. Choosing to walk home from Netherfield Hall means falling into Sense and Sensibility and the infatuating spell of Mr. Willoughby. Accepting an invitation to Bath leads to Northanger Abbey and the beguiling Henry Tilney. And just where will Emma's Mr. Knightley fit in to the quest for a worthy husband? It's all up to the reader. ISBN: 9780641903861

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Rigler, Penguin Group, (2007). Publisher’s synopsis. After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up to find herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy?

But not even Courtney's level of Austen mania has prepared her for the chamber pots and filthy coaching inns of nineteenth-century England, let alone the realities of being a single woman who must fend off suffocating chaperones, condom-less seducers, and marriages of convenience. Enter the enigmatic Mr. Edgeworth, a suitor who may turn out not to be a familiar species of philanderer after all. ISBN: 9780452289727 (paperback), 978-0525950400 (hardback)

The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, by Syrie James, Harper Collins (2007) What if, hidden in an old attic chest, Jane Austen's memoirs were discovered after hundreds of years? What if those pages revealed the untold story of a life-changing love affair? That's the premise behind this spellbinding novel, which delves into the secrets of Jane Austen's life, giving us untold insights into her mind and heart.

Deft and witty, written in a style that echoes Austen's own, this unforgettable novel offers a delightfully possible scenario for the inspiration behind this beloved author's romantic tales. It's a remarkable book, irresistible to anyone who loves Jane Austen—and to anyone who loves a great story. ISBN: 9780061341427

The winner will be chosen from a random drawing from visitors who leave a comment including their choice of theirr favorite adaptation. The winner will also receive a DVD of the most popular adaptation from the current Book Club Girl poll. The contest will end on Next Monday, April 14th, so don’t delay!

Posted by Laurel Ann, Austenprose


Anonymous said...

What fun! Without a doubt, Pride & Prejudice is my favorite. I love the characters, and who could resist the Dashing Darcy. Lizzie's first visit to Pemberley is one of my favorite scenes. Also, love your blog. Grenae in GA On Yahoo - dgg1950

Anonymous said...

I loved Northanger Abbey because I saw it was the most well done series and it did not have a good version to compete with. I also loved Catherine, the actress was fantastic!

Shopgirl said...

This sounds wonderful, But I would have to say that Pride and Prejiduce is my all time favorite. I like the one from 1995 better than all the rest. My favorite seen would have to be when Mr Darcy asks Elizabeth Bennet to marry him. I love that seen. LOL. Well I hope you have a great day

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen all of them, but so far my favorite is Emma. I loved it; the only problem was that it was too short! By the way, I just started reading your blog - I love all the info! Keep it up! :)
~Princess S

Laurel Ann said...

Hi Grenane,Anonymous, Shopgirl, and Princess in Disguise, thanks for sharing your favorite Jane Austen adaptation from The Complete Jane Austen. Be sure to post your comments at The Book Club Girl Blog to enter the drawing. Whoever is the lucky winner will be a a happy Janeite!

Cheers, Laurel Ann

Anastasia said...

“Pride and Prejudice” is my fav too! And I thought I was the only one! :D

Anonymous said...

My favorite of the new productions was Sense & Sensibility, although I also really enjoyed Miss Austen Regrets. Convenient that they came in the same DVD set.

Anda Alexandra said...

Cassandra and Jane: A Personal Journey Through the Lives of the Austen Sisters

I never read it, but I think I would enjoy it :)

Anda Alexandra said...

by far my absolute fav is Pride and Prejudice - although I admit that yet I have no book version - only the movies. Except P&P I have all of Janes books and I absolutely adore her.
p.s. Just bumped into the site and I do think it is fun and captivatin :) like the polls :)
p.s.s. who won the collection - you never told :)