Dancing with Mr. Darcy : stories inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House Library /

A collection of short stories written in appreciation of Austen's works, set in an impressive array of settings and styles, and each using Austen and her work in diverse and fascinating ways.

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Corporate Author: Chawton House. Library.
Other Authors: Waters, Sarah, 1966-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Harper, c2010.
Edition:1st ed.
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Uniform Title:Dancing with Mr. Darcy :
Summary:A collection of short stories written in appreciation of Austen's works, set in an impressive array of settings and styles, and each using Austen and her work in diverse and fascinating ways.

"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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General Notes:"The best of the Jane Austen Short Story Competition"--Cover.
Physical Description:244 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN:9780061999062 (pbk.) :
0061999067 (pbk.) :
Author Notes:

Sarah Waters was born in Wales in 1966. She has a Ph.D. in English. She is the author of several books including Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, The Night Watch, and The Paying Guests. Fingersmith won the CWA Ellis Peters Dagger Award for Historical Crime Fiction and the South Bank Show Award for Literature. She has won a Betty Trask Award and the Somerset Maugham Award. In 2003, she was chosen as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and was named Author of the Year by the British Book Awards, The Booksellers' Association and Waterstone's Booksellers. Several of her novels have been adapted for television.

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