The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Many rumors abound about a mysterious gentleman said to be the love of Jane's life—finally, the truth may have been found. . . .

What if, hidden in an old attic chest, Jane Austen's memoirs were discovered after hundreds of years? What if those pages revealed the untold story of a life-changing love affair? That's the premise behind this spellbinding novel, which delves into the secrets of Jane Austen's life, giving us untold insights into her mind and heart.

Jane Austen has given up her writing when, on a fateful trip to Lyme, she meets the well-read and charming Mr. Ashford, a man who is her equal in intellect and temperament. Inspired by the people and places around her, and encouraged by his faith in her, Jane begins revising Sense and Sensibility, a book she began years earlier, hoping to be published at last.

Deft and witty, written in a style that echoes Austen's own, this unforgettable novel offers a delightfully possible scenario for the inspiration behind this beloved author's romantic tales. It's a remarkable book, irresistible to anyone who loves Jane Austen—and to anyone who loves a great story.

  

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User Review  - xxoolala - Overstock.com

When I first opened the package, I was well pleased with the appearance of the book. It looked feminine and romantic. Thumbing through it, I could see that the print was large enough to be read with ease by almost everyone capable of reading print. A great buy! Read full review

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User Review  - Maia B. - Goodreads

I liked: -reading about Jane Austen -thinking maybe Austen was really in love once in her life I didn't like: -Ashworth -the bad Sense and Sensibility rip-off of a plot (doesn't this author have ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
22
Section 4
37
Section 5
48
Section 6
59
Section 7
75
Section 8
84
Section 17
174
Section 18
187
Section 19
196
Section 20
208
Section 21
218
Section 22
231
Section 23
240
Section 24
254

Section 9
92
Section 10
106
Section 11
117
Section 12
129
Section 13
139
Section 14
145
Section 15
155
Section 16
163
Section 25
262
Section 26
275
Section 27
286
Section 28
296
Section 29
299
Section 30
337
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About the author (2009)

Syrie James is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Nocturne; Dracula, My Love; The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte (Great Group Read, Women's National Book Association; Audie Romance Award, 2011), and the international bestseller The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen (Best First Novel 2008, Library Journal.) Translation rights for Syrie's books have been sold in sixteen languages. An admitted Anglophile, Syrie loves paranormal romance and all things 19th century. She lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the Writer's Guild of America.

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