Lost (and Found) in Austen

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Lucy Pevensie goes through a door to her idea of a wonderful world: Narnia.  And so does Amanda Price, through her bathroom wall into the world of  Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  This past week I stumbled across the mini-series Lost in Austen and, after some initial resistance (how dare they!),  found it great fun.  Basically, it is every Jane Austen fan’s fantasy (especially those who are fans of the old BBC production of P & P)  — go into the book, make all the niggling things right, and … well, can’t tell you more without spoiling it, but there is a very happy ending.   You can view the whole series at the Ovation website here: individual pages with show times and more video:  Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4.

Also, over at the Guardian, television blogger, Sarah Dempster did an amusing series of posts as she watched the series: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4.

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4 responses to “Lost (and Found) in Austen

  1. Excellent cast! Well, from the photo, at least. Will look forward to it.

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  2. I’m being stupid, I’m sure. I followed the Episode One link and couldn’t seem to get more than three minutes. Does one have to subscribe? I couldn’t seem to find any information about that.

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  3. Ellen, I too didn’t have much luck with that first link, but thought until you wrote that it was my connection. There seems to be the full Episode 1 on the link for that, but no video for the other three. Maybe you will just have to wait for the DVD!

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  4. brookeshelf

    Oh, how fun. You’ve taken a gander at Shannon Hale’s Austenland, right? If not, it’s fun stuff, very much along this vein.

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