25 July 2009

Lost In Austen

I am so sorry for not being around lately. I have been looking for a new job and it is proving to be unsuccessful and a bit frustrating.

I am not going to be negative about this, I will continue to search, and soon something will come up and I will be joyful and thankful for it.

This month, I am on a Jane Austen kick.

I have been reading a lot of sequels and re-writes of her novels. I think many of them are wonderful and interesting to read.

I saw Lost In Austen this past week or so and have become quite taken with the show.

It is about a young woman who's life isn't what she wants it to be and so she looses herself in Pride And Prejudice...

She finds Elizabeth Bennet in her bathroom and from there, the young woman, Amanda Price, ends up in Austen's book herself.

What ensues from that point on is a delightful misadventure and an accidental re-write of the original novel...

Oh, and a very delicious version of Mr. Darcy in Elliot Cowan...and this from a Colin Firth's Version of Mr. Darcy fan too!!! Oh, and for those who WANT to make a connection to the second Mr. Darcy favorite, Matthew MacFadyen, he starred in a movie with him called "Little Dorrit.

Here is the Amazon.com description:

"Amanda Price is sick of the modern world. She yearns for the romance and elegance found in the books by her favorite author, Jane Austen. But she's about to get a rude awakening as one fateful evening, she is propelled into the scheming 19th century world of Pride and Prejudice while that book's Elizabeth Bennet is hurled into hers. As the book's familiar plot unfolds, Amanda triggers new romantic twists and turns within the Bennet family circle as she clumsily tries to help the sisters nab husbands and even captivates the tantalizing Mr. Darcy herself. But what about Elizabeth...and what will become of one of the world's greatest love stories?"

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