Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Jane Austen Jumps the Shark?

Jane herself could never do that, but the Austen spin-offs . . . . when will it ever end?

I was reading reviews for adult fiction in Booklist (9/1/10), and there, on one two-page spread, were 4 books books based on Jane Austen's works. That's 4 out of 12 reviews on those two pages.  They were:

Dancing with Mr. Darcy (short stories)
Mr. Darcy's Little Sister (the further adventures of Georgiana)
Mr. Darcy's Obsession  (not sure what he is obsessed with, other than Elizabeth Bennet)
Jane and the Damned (in which Jane Austen herself becomes---what else?--a vampire.)

I recently reread Persuasion, and let me tell you, there is nothing like the real thing.

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