Lost in Austen

Lost in Austen

Create your Own Jane Austen Adventure

Book - 2007
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Bringing together Jane Austen's most beloved characters and storylines--a clever, playful, interactive, and highly entertaining approach to the wildly popular novels in which you, the reader, decide the outcome

Name: Elizabeth Bennet.
Mission: To marry both prudently and for love.
How? It's entirely up to the reader.

The journey begins in Pride and Prejudice but quickly takes off on a whimsical Austen adventure of the reader's own creation. A series of choices leads the reader into the plots and romances of Austen's other works. Choosing to walk home from Netherfield Hall means falling into Sense and Sensibility and the infatuating spell of Mr. Willoughby. Accepting an invitation to Bath leads to Northanger Abbey and the beguiling Henry Tilney. And just where will Emma 's Mr. Knightley fit in to the quest for a worthy husband? It's all up to the reader.

A labyrinth of love and lies, scandals and scoundrels, misfortunes and marriages, Lost in Austen will delight and challenge any Austen lover.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781594482588
Branch Call Number: CAMPBELL
Characteristics: 345 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Austen, Jane 1775-1817.


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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." However, with this new take on the world of Austen, this outcome is up to you, dear reader, as you navigate through the eyes and ears of Elizabeth Bennet! Unlike most ... Read More »

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Jun 09, 2011

Best used as a reminder of why you loved her books in the first place. Save your time and just grab your favourite for a re-read.

Dec 11, 2010

I deliberately tried to make the wrong choice, just to see where it would take Elizabeth. It's pretty much a recap of Pride & Prejudice & other Austen works, so I pretty much skimmed through the text.

Jul 12, 2010

a true fan of Jane Austen must not dare miss reading this one! =)

Feb 22, 2010

As long as you don't take it seriously, you will enjoy this book. An adult choose-your-own-adventure, Austen style. A fun read, but you should make the wrong choices as much as possible- otherwise it's just a Pride and Prejudice recap. Takes you into Austen's other works as well.

Dec 18, 2009

Your name: Elizabeth Bennett. Your mission: Marry for love and money. Your means: Nothing more than your wit and charm, of course, and a handy book called Lost in Austen. In the grand tradition of both Jane Austen and those old Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books from your youth, author Emma Campbell Webster brings us a romantic adventure that combines the two. You begin firmly rooted in Pride and Prejudice; a few twists and turns can land you in the city of Bath à la Persuasion, win you a stay in the mansions of Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park, and bring you into contact with rogues like Sense and Sensibility?s Mr. Willoughby or dreamboats like Emma?s Mr. Knightley. Mr. Darcy is the ultimate catch, of course, and the goal is harder than you think?you win and lose points based on your decisions that add or subtract to your various charms and therefore your eligibility as a suitable match. Whether you end up happily ever after with Captain Wentworth or get sent north in disgrace with Mr. Wickham, Lost in Austen is fantastic fun, and certainly one of the most creative ways to channel the magnificent Jane Austen, who is surely spinning in her grave at the inventiveness of this latest reincarnation of her ever-popular work.


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