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by Sally Smith O'Rourke

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For Jane Austen, Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth But most of all for Michael, our Da, My love, my friend, my soul mate. We have included the three volumes of our fantasy, The Man Who Loved Jane Austen, in this one book.

For Jane Austen, Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth But most of all for Michael, our Da, My love, my friend, my soul mate. This is our dream, the ultimate valentine, As you said, it came out of the love we had for each other and will live in my heart foreve. cknowledgments. Chawton, Hampshire 12 May, 1810 The slender young woman hurrying along a lonely woodland path beyond the village of Chawton this night seemed heedless of the falling moisture that sprinkled her hair and dampened the shoulders of her light cloak.

I love Jane Austen, but I find all of the Jane Austen mania to be tiresome Sally Smith O’Rourke has created a delightful tale of a woman who has never taken a chance on love and a man who nearly lost everything for just a taste of it, who ar. .

I love Jane Austen, but I find all of the Jane Austen mania to be tiresome. Sally Smith O’Rourke has created a delightful tale of a woman who has never taken a chance on love and a man who nearly lost everything for just a taste of it, who are brought together by a writer whose romantic tales have been cherished by readers for 200 years but who may never have had a love story of her own.

The Man Who Loved Jane Austen. Eliza’s initial guarded curiosity turns to astonishment as scientific testing confirms the sealed letter was indeed addressed by Jane Austen. Author: Sally O’Rourke. Publisher: Kensington, 2006. But she is completely baffled by the revelation that the other letter, though proven to be from the same time period – was written by an American. Caught between the routine of her present life and the intrigue of these incredible discoveries from the past, Eliza decides to look deeper.

This book is presented in three volumes, just as Jane Austen’s books were published. During the Regency era, books were made by hand, and so for ease of creation and publication Jane Austen’s books were issued in three separate volumes.

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Современные любовные романы. The Man Who Loved Jane Austen - O'Rourke Sally. Dying to know what she ate and wore, what books she read, songs she sang? Post your question on our message boards. There were Japanese Jane Austen Web sites, Australian Web sites, Norwegian sites, discussion sites about Jane Austen’s letters, her family, her friend. he list went on and on. Eliza scrolled until her finger ached and her eyes grew bleary, and yet she realized that she hadn’t even made a dent in the endless list. One of our Austen experts is sure to have the answer you seek.

Book 1 of 2 in the Man Who Loved Jane Austen Series. O'Rourke alternates between the past and the present in this fascinating novel that pays tribute to Jane Austen's enduring ideals of romantic love

Book 1 of 2 in the Man Who Loved Jane Austen Series. O'Rourke alternates between the past and the present in this fascinating novel that pays tribute to Jane Austen's enduring ideals of romantic love.

Was fictional hero Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice based on a real person who author Jane Austen met and fell in love with in 1810? In this reissue of her 2006 novel, author Sally Smith O’Rourke cleverly re-engages our fascination with Austen’s ultimate romantic hero Mr. Darcy and presents readers with a contemporary heroine pursuing the question if Darcy’s character was inspired by Austen’s personal experience?

O'Rourke, Sally Smith. New York : Kensington Books. Could Fitzwilliam Darcy, the fictional hero of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," have been a real person?

O'Rourke, Sally Smith. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana. Could Fitzwilliam Darcy, the fictional hero of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," have been a real person? As Eliza discovers the real story of Darcy, she finds her life has become a modern-day romance, one that perhaps only Jane Austen herself could have eloquently written.

Aftering discovering a letter to Jane Austen from Fitzwilliam Darcy--a supposedly fictional character--in the back of her antique vanity's mirror, New York artist Eliza Knight, deciding to research this mystery from the past, searches for the only man who knows the truth. Original.

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This is the first of two books about the love Jane Austen has for her "real" Mr. Darcy as she is writing First Impressions. Time travel again weaves a beautiful story that includes insights of Jane's life and that of the modern Mr. Darcy she came to love in only a few days. The dangers of such travel and their consequences were very evident in these two books. I loved the characters and their own distinct variation of the personalities of our P&P favorites Fitzwilliam, Elizabeth, Caroline and Charles Bingley as well as a reference to a sweet Georgiana that was ruined by a 'friend of the family". A cat named Wickham, and his arrogant personality, is a really cute addition.

Darcy and his magnificent steed, Lord Nelson, experience life in 1813 England as well as modern elite Virginia. His strong emotional attachment to Jane is the thread that binds these two worlds together. I like the movement back and forth between the two worlds chapter by chapter. Into this mix falls Eliza Knight, a budding artist, with an emotional past of her own. Little does she know when she buys Jane's old vanity table at an antique store that letters written between Jane and Mr. Darcy are hidden behind the mirror. The discovery of the letters sets everything in motion. The quest begins with the question of the authenticity and value of her new finds. Oh my, she has so many questions and so few answers. Little does Eliza know that the journey will lead her to the arms of Mr. Darcy of Virginia, the man she meets at the museum. Will she allow this mysterious man into her inner life? Can this Eliza and Darcy be a modern version of P&P with their varied backgrounds. One will have to read the second book to understand how important Simmon's trip into the future will become.
The novel was far from perfect, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit. It was a quick read that kept me fully entertained until the end. The main appeal for me was the "mystery" aspect of the story. I can't say that the plot was truly unpredictable (I had more or less guessed its major points by the time I had read ¼ of the story), but my interest was still maintained by a desire to confirm my guesses as well as to learn all the smaller details of the resolution and figure out if everything really added up in the end (which it did). The writing was pretty good (at least for this type of light romance novel) and it felt like a lot of care had been put into crafting all aspects of the story (in other words, it was of a much higher quality than your standard fan-fic). Also, the major characters were very likable, especially Mr. Darcy and Eliza. Jane Austen was not exactly portrayed as I ever imagined her (she was much more romantic and much less witty and sparkly than her surviving letters would seem to indicate), but she was in no way unpleasant and after all, given how little we truly know about the details of her private life, each of us can be free to imagine her as we prefer. The romance between Mr. Darcy and Eliza was mostly pleasing, and I could feel the chemistry between them, even if this aspect of the story was not really given as much space as it could have (I think that happens in the sequel). The Jane Austen/Mr. Darcy pairing though didn't feel too convincing. They only spent 5 days together, and during three of these he was in bed pretending to be unconscious. They only had a couple of conversations together and most of their time was wasted in misunderstandings. Under the circumstances it was a bit hard to see why they would fall for each other, and indeed in the end I think we are to conclude that they were not truly in love (which I found weird since the title of the book is "The man who loved Jane Austen"!). What did truly bother me a bit though is that the real-life Mr. Darcy does not seem convincing as the inspiration for the P&P Mr. Darcy. The Mr. Darcy we all know was proud and unpleasant (until he improved his manners for Elizabeth's sake) as well as very honorable and a good person ("The best of men" as Lizzy puts it). I saw no evidence of these characteristics in the American Mr. Darcy, even though we are told that he possesses them. Jane claims that he is insufferable when she first meets him (and before she learns the truth about him), but it's not really clear why she feels this way. He never offends her or treats her rudely in any way. She is suspicious of him, of course, because of the odd circumstances surrounding his arrival, but this has nothing to do with him being proud or unpleasant (or even shy and uneasy in social situations). At the same time, I also couldn't see what evidence either Jane or Simmons (the stable boy) could have of him being "the best of men" as Simmons declares him to be (and as Austen seems to believe as well). He is a nice guy and behaves politely with all of them. He also tries to be as honest with them as circumstances allow, and of course he gives Miss Austen a taste of what romance is like, but none of this makes him an exceptional individual in my opinion. We see no spectacular act of kindness or great sacrifice on his part like we see in P&P. Simmons says he admires him because he treated him as an equal (instead of as a servant) and one could imagine that Austen likes him for treating her the same way in spite of her being a woman. I can certainly see why this would make a good impression on people of that period, but since (SPOILER ALERT) he is a man from the 20th/21st centuries, treating employees and women as decent human beings can hardly be considered a great virtue for him. I would hope that most other modern men would do the same. So, it seems that just about anyone else from our times could have made the same impact on Austen and could have become the model for the hero of P&P. She wasn't inspired by a truly exceptional man, but simply by the common customs of a different era. In this case, I much prefer to think that she made Mr. Darcy up completely (as she most certainly did, anyway). Lastly, there are a couple of inaccuracies in the descriptions of Austen's life, such as the fact that she and her sister are shown as having separate rooms when in reality they shared a bedroom all their lives, and some of the events seem a bit far-fetched for the times. For example, I am not sure how appropriate it would have been for Jane and her sister to take care of a male stranger by themselves in their house, having him sleep in Janes' bedroom and taking turns staying with him alone even at night. I doubt their brother would have actually allowed it. I also don't know if Jane would have openly sent him notes later at her brother's house (since it wasn't proper for unrelated people of opposite gender to exchange letters). Still, in spite of all its little flaws, this is a fun story and I would recommend it to any Jane Austen's fan who is looking for a few hours of light entertainment (and isn't too much of a purist).
I don't have a problem with people using Jane Austen's writings as the basis of something new (slight digression... provided they stay true to their characters), so the idea of this book is pretty clever. This book was well written (I'm picky about that) and entertaining. Not a bad read, but disappointing.

**Spoiler Alert** Two reasons why it falls short: the Darcy created here would a) not have passed for a Regency-era gentleman or b) been someone who Jane Austen (Jane Austen, for crying out loud!!!) would have fallen for.

It's a great story, but in the end, I just couldn't buy it. This character falls way short of Austen and could never pass for the Mr. Darcy she created.
If we define a classic as something you want to read again and again, then this book is a true classic. You don't want it to end, and when it does, you want to read it again.

The story line is very original and supremely interesting. It is so carefully thought out, it keeps you riveted to its pages at all times, and while you are reading it, you feel as if you were present then and there, as if you were a part of the story.

In spite of its being a love story, it is not one of those cloying novels that overindulge in sentimentalism. Sally Smith O'Rourke does not exploit the reader's mind with an abundance of cheap feelings. Parallel to the love story, there is a mystery unfolding.

Some reviewers have found it too unreal, too incredible, mainly because of the time travel. That doesn't bother me at all. If I want reality, I have my own life already. I don't need to read fiction for that.

This is a book that is fun to read and reread.
I didn't know what to expect with this book, but I love Pride and Prejudice so I decided to try it. I really liked it! It's an easy read, I liked the characters, and I liked the fantasy aspect. I think Jane Austen would agree.
I am not crazy about Jane Austen books but I really liked this one. A nice twist.
This was like a fairy tale, which isn't always a bad thing. Wouldn't we all like to find a rich, handsome, sensitive, caring man like Darcy. I was surprised about some things toward the end regarding Faith but I don't want to give anything away.
The Man Who Loved Jane Austen download epub
Women's Fiction
Author: Sally Smith O'Rourke
ISBN: 075821037X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Women's Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Kensington (April 1, 2006)
Pages: 291 pages