Jane Austen Book Club

ISBN-10: 0452286530

ISBN-13: 9780452286535

Edition: 2004

Authors: Karen Joy Fowler
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Description: The Extraordinary New York TimesBestseller In Californias central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austens novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Karen Joy Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing. The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships. Dedicated Austenites will delight in unearthing the echoes of Austen that run through the novel, but most readers will simply enjoy the vision and voice that, despite two centuries of separation, unite two great writers of brilliant social comedy. This exquisite novel is bigger and more ambitious than it appears Fowlers shrewdest, funniest fiction yet, a novel about how we engage with a novel. You dont have to be a student of Jane Austen to enjoy it, either. . . Lovers of Austen will relish this book, but I envy any reader who comes to it unfamiliar with her. Theres no better introduction. Patrick T. OConnor, The New York Times Book Review Karen Joy Fowler creates a novel that is so winning, so touching, so delicately, slyly witty that admirers of Persuasion and Emma will simply sigh with happiness. Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World Start quoting a few of Fowlers puckish lines and it becomes damnably difficult to stop. . . The Jane Austen Book Clubamounts to a witty meditation on how the books we choose, choose us too. David Kipen, San Francisco Chronicle The Jane Austen Book Cluboffers a sparkling rumination on the act of reading itself and how beloved books can serve as refuge, self-definition, snobbish barricades against other people or pathways out of the old self to a wider world. [It is] a terrific comic novel about a closed society merrily transforming itself by reading. Maureen Corrigan, NPRs All Things Considered [Fowler] does so terrific a job of bringing her characters to life that Austens work falls away like a husk. Its an impressive feat of homage, since Fowler essentially borrows Austens great themesand makes them her own. Miss Austen would be proud. John Freeman, The Denver Post

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Jane Austen(17751817) lived in and wrote about Regency, England. Four of her novels were published during her lifetime. Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and Dublin IMPAC nominee, is the author of The Jane Austen Book Cluband other novels.

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