Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What Would Jane Austen Do?

Readers everywhere get to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility this year, and relish in the recent continuation of her characters in modern literature. Author Abigail Reynolds has been extending Austen's ideas since 2001, when she began publishing books about Pride and Prejudice characters in a series known as the Pemberley Variations. Novels like What Would Mr. Darcy Do and Mr. Darcy's Obsession have gotten avid Austen readers excited for new tales. Reynolds' recent October release, Mr. Darcy's Undoing, received high reviews from both Austen critics and readers alike.

Reynolds talks about her latest book, her affection for Jane Austen, and her reasons behind the book series here.

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