Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster

29 Jan

Title: Lost in Austen

Author: Emma Campbell Webster

Publisher: Riverhead Trade 2007

Genre: Historical Fiction; Choose Your Own Adventure

Pages: 352

Rating:   5 / 5 stars

Reading Challenges: Historical Fiction; My Years – 2007; Mount TBR

How I Got It: I own it!

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. 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.
So much fun!  I love this concept: choose-your-own-adventure.  This one, of course, based on Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice to be exact.  Webster easily weaves P&P with Austen’s other works to create a new story line.  If you know P&P well, it’s not that hard to choose the right paths.  However, I loved the inclusion of some Austen-era knowledge questions.  Thankfully, I knew enough history to get those question correct.  I’m proud to say that I choose the right paths and ended up married to Mr. Darcy at the end.  Lots of fun!

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