Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man—perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Predjudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?
About the Author
Shannon Hale is the author of the young adult novels The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, and River Secrets, all published by Bloomsbury. In 2005 she received a Newbery Honor for her New York Times bestseller Princess Academy. She and her husband are working together on a graphic novel, to be published in 2008. They live with their son in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Praise for Austenland…
Praise for The Goose Girl:
“Enchanting. [Hale] adds such depth and scope....In layer upon layer of detail a beautiful coming-of-age story emerges.”—The New York Times Book Review
“[An] affecting debut novel. Those who enjoy getting lost in an enchanted world will discover here a satisfying and richly embellished retelling of a classic that communicates values still pertinent to contemporary readers.” —Publishers Weekly