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Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Sarah Waters Download Å Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House 102 His Chawton House Estate that she had the peace and security to pick up her pen again All of her novels were written or published while she lived thereDancing with Mr Darcy is the very best short fiction inspired by Jane Austen or Chawton House as judged by Sarah Waters bes Interesting Varied between charming stupid

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Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Sarah Waters Download Å Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House 102 Tselling author of Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith In addition to featuring the winning piece of fiction and nineteen other stories this anthology contains introductions from Sarah Waters as well as from Rebecca Smith the great great great great great niece of Jane Auste I was fully prepared to enjoy this collection of short stories the winning entries from a competition held in 2009 The first one was a disappointment but I kept going anyway In fact I struggled right on through to the end in the misguided hope that at least one of the pieces in the collection would be worth my time But none of them were Maybe it s because as a devoted fan of Jane Austen I should have known better than to have picked up a book like this in the first placesince she is in a class all by herself Nevertheless I thought that writers who have been inspired by Jane would have been a little fun to read Not so As far as I m concerned the stories in this collection were dull and totally lacking in style wit and originality I doubt if Jane would have been very impressed I certainly wasn t Historia verdadera de la conuista de la Nueva España misguided hope that at least one of the pieces in the collection would be worth Das Kind das nicht fragte my time But none of them were Maybe it s because as a devoted fan of Jane Austen I should have known better than to have picked up a book like this in the first placesince she is in a class all by herself Nevertheless I thought that writers who have been inspired by Jane would have been a little fun to read Not so As far as I The Aztlanian Rithmatist #2 m concerned the stories in this collection were dull and totally lacking in style wit and originality I doubt if Jane would have been very impressed I certainly wasn t

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Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Sarah Waters Download Å Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House 102 Traumatized by her parents’ decision to give up the rectory in Hampshire where she grew up Austen had been unable to write for ten years During that time she moved from one rented property to another and it was only when her brother Edward offered her a permanent home in I have been aware of the Austen in August project for the past few years but have never been able to participate so when I spotted that it had come back round again I wanted to make sure I joined in I am a hard core Austen fan hard core is not an adjective traditionally associated with Austenism but believe me I am I even like Northanger Abbey and apparently that puts me in a minority I do want to reread one of the originals so I can feel I ve truly done Austen in August properly but when I caught sight of Dancing with Mr Darcy in the library my curiousity was piued This is a collection of short stories inspired by Jane Austen or by her home in Chawton with the author Sarah Waters having selected the winning selection As spin offs go it seemed pretty original so despite the plethora of not so amazing books about Jane Austen I decided to give it a goThis book did have a slightly amateurish feel Sarah Waters explains in her foreword what her criteria were for a winning entry Not only was good writing necessary a hard to uantify term if ever there was one but also a certain way in which they engaged with the source material I found it interesting the way that Waters described the often cartoonish Austen fandom of recent years fixated with Mr Darcy and generally synonymous with Pride and Prejudice only Miss Austen was author to than one book Certainly I felt that this anthology achieved what it had set out to do in widening the scope of thinking about Jane Austen but I definitely found some of the stories were effective than othersMy favourite was the first one Jane Austen over the Styx where Miss Austen is put on trial after death by her most unlikeable characters the middle aged women Mrs Norris Lady Russell and Mrs Bennet all get to have their say and Jane is forced to defend herself and her punishment does seem a cruel one Another highly evocative chapter was Second Thoughts featuring that infamous night when the Ultimate Spinster Miss Jane Austen found herself briefly engaged to Mr Bigg Wither As Jane tries to summon up reasons to be happy about the match her fears and doubts mount up until only one option can be possible I also enjoyed The Delaford Ladies Detective Agency although I still think that trying to inject a mystery into Jane Austen never has much chance of success as Death Comes To Pemberley proved uite so spectacularly The attempts to modernise Sense and Sensibility via Marianne and Ellie felt effective than Joanna Trollope s effort last year but still lacked a certain something The re tellings set in the modern world were an interesting mix I felt rueful recognition at the precocious child in Cleverclogs who smugly read Austen for the achievement rather than from any true understanding I was nine when I first tackled Pride and Prejudice I also thought that the wartime staging of a theatrical P P had a sweetness to it that reminded me of certain black and white wartime films The narration by the topless model studying literature surprisingly did put some of Austen s observations about womanhood into a modern context this was clearly a competition with very high standards Still I was surprised or perhaps not so surprised by the number of stories which took the idea of rediscovered love as their theme borrowed from Persuasion Is this what we are all secretly longing for To find our way back into the arms of a lover long forgottenI doubt that I will ever seek this book out again but I still felt a respect for what it had set out to do after two hundred years of Janedom to consider her work with a fresh eye So many of her observations on the world still hold true today and yet to the casual observer she is merely the creator of Mr Darcy that writer whose main focus is to marry her heroines off to very rich men True fans know that nothing could be further from the truth that Austen was an ironist that love was not her focus but rather the lives of those she had around her In opening up the field to everyone the editors of this collection attempt to translate Austen s words for a new and fresh audience to prove that these stories are not for the rarified or the costume drama fan To paraphrase Mr Darcy every savage can dance For my full review

  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Dancing with Mr Darcy Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House
  • Sarah Waters
  • English
  • 08 October 2020
  • 9780061999062