The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

Book - 2013
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Tucked in an uncut page of a two-hundred-year old poetry book is a letter Samantha McDonough believes was written by Jane Austen, mentioning with regret a manuscript that "went missing at Greenbriar in Devonshire." Could there really be an undiscovered Jane Austen novel waiting?
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2013, c2012
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed
Description: 422 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780425253366
0425253368
Branch Call Number: Jame

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minerva Mar 31, 2015

An ok read. Very similar to the Pink Carnation series, but not really as well written. The 'manuscript', while entertaining, contained far too much anachronistic language to be believable as Austen, and the plot was closer to Heyer.

Another_Opinion Nov 04, 2014

Didn't pass the 50 page test for me.

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VPLlen
Jan 09, 2014

I enjoy most things that remind me of Jane Austen's work. The story within the story was a bit of a cheesefest and it was the ultimate far fetched fantasty find (missing manuscript) but I did like the characters and the adventure of it.

libbuff Feb 05, 2013

This was better than I thought it might be. Most books that dare to emulate Jane Austen are not very good. But this one (or two, should I say) kept my attention. I actually liked the book within the book best. Great fun!

debwalker Jan 04, 2013

Discover: An Austen scholar unearths a lost manuscript in an English manor house, with the help of the house's handsome owner.
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