The Man Who Loved Jane Austen

The Man Who Loved Jane Austen

Large Print - 2006
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"New York artist Eliza Knight stumbles across an antique dressing table that includes the added bonus of secreted letters, apparently between Jane Austen and a real-life Mr. Darcy. Caught up in her romantic notions about Austen's Pride and Prejudice and the possibility that Darcy may have been more than Austen's invention, Eliza enlists the aid of an eccentric researcher as well as a handsome and mysterious Virginia horse breeder, Fitzwilliam Darcy. Three years earlier, on a horse-buying junket to England, Darcy had a life-altering experience that makes him now anxious to buy the one letter written by Austen before it goes to auction at Sotheby's. For Eliza, the letter represents a possible fortune; for Darcy, it represents possibly requited love."--Booklist.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2006
Edition: Large print ed
Branch Call Number: LP FICTION ORO
Characteristics: 429 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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crystal_dark Oct 03, 2011

I loved this story! This is a great story that will maintain your interest and keep you reading until the end.

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megansargent
Nov 01, 2010

Silly book. I'm sure Jane Austen is rolling in her grave.

bridget Mar 17, 2008

I love anything Jane Austen but not this. It's one of those books that you keep reading hoping it will get better...but it doesn't.

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GingerKaren
Jan 11, 2007

Eliza is very surprised when she finds two letters in the antique dressing table she has just purchased. One is addressed to Jane Austen and one is for Fitzwilliam Darcy! Yes, that Mr. Darcy! As she searches to find the truth behind her discovery, Eliza comes across a very knowledgeable and arrogant Austen fan that desires to own the letter for mysterious purposes. Soon Eliza feels she has entered into the world of Pride and Prejudice in more ways than she can count. This romantic spin on a tale of misunderstandings takes the reader back and forth in time until it is all concluded in a very satisfying ending. A must read for Jane fans!

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crystal_dark Aug 01, 2012

Could Fitzwilliam Darcy, the fictional hero of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," have been a real person? As Eliza discovers the real story of Darcy, she finds her life has become a modern-day romance, one that perhaps only Jane Austen herself could have eloquently written. (From Goodreads)

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