Dancing with Mr. Darcy

Dancing with Mr. Darcy : Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House

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"What a wonderful collection! Each story is like a little treasure just waiting to be unwrapped, bringing its own unique and engaging perspective to the Austen mythos. A real treat for Jane Austen fans."
--Syrie James, bestselling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen and Dracula, My Love

Dancing with Mr. Darcy is a sterling collection of short stories inspired by beloved novelist Jane Austen and Chawton House, her longtime home. Edited by Sarah Waters, a bestselling author shortlisted for Great Britain's Booker Prize, this exceptional anthology features the winning entries in the Jane Austen Short Story Award 2009, a literary competition which celebrates the bicentenary of Jane Austen's arrival in the village of Chawton, where she spent the most productive years of her writing life. Any reader who's been captivated by Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, or the other unforgettable excursions into Austen's literary world will find Dancing with Mr. Darcy an unparalleled delight.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061999067
  • 9780061999062
  • 884,668

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An anthology of the winning entries for the Jane Austen Short Story Award

Two hundred years ago, Jane Austen-- traumatized by her parents' decision to give up the rectory in Hampshire where she grew up, and unable to write for a decade--accepted her brother Edward's offer of a permanent home in his Chawton House estate. It was there that she picked up her pen once again . . . and gave the world some of themost beloved and enduring novels ever written.

The Jane Austen Short Story Competition celebrates the immortal author and her works, and the blessed home that afforded her the peace and security to create them. Judged and chosen by Sarah Waters, bestsellingauthor of Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith, Dancing with Mr. Darcy includes the winning selection and nineteen runners-up, as well as introductions from Waters and Rebecca Smith, the great-great-great-great-great niece of Jane Austen.
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Review Text

An anthology of the winning entries for the Jane Austen Short Story AwardTwo hundred years
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Taken together, the tales in "Dancing with Mr. Darcy" show both why and how Jane Austen s work continues to resonate in a far faster-paced, far more intense world than hers. --Infodad.com"
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578 ratings
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4 20% (117)
3 43% (248)
2 19% (108)
1 6% (33)
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