Friday, June 3, 2022

Austenland by Shannon Hale

The movie Austenland, staring Keri Russell and JJ Field was based on the book Austenland: A Novel by Shannon Hale.
In the movie, Jane Hayes, a Jane Austen fan since childhood, embarks on a vacation where she will be fully immersed in the Regency Era, the time of Jane Austen and her novels. As she gets to know her quirky fellow vacationers and the men that she knows (or think she knows) are simply actors portraying Regency gentlemen, Jane realizes that she's in a little over her head, but decides to stick it out. She gets to know Martin, one of the servants, and thinks he's the only real person who isn't acting a part.
But she's also confused about the real feelings she is developing for Mr. Nobely, the hostess's nephew. Are her feelings real, or will they go away after her vacation is over? Read the book to find out, and then watch the movie to see how it compares! Austenland: A Novel was published in 2007 and Austenland the movie was released in 2013.

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