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Free read õ The Jane Austen Project ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ ❰PDF❯ ✪ The Jane Austen Project Author Kathleen A. Flynn – England 1815 Two travelers—Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane—arrive in a field disheveled and weighed down with hidden money TheyD by The Royal Institute for Special Topics in Physics disaster relief The Jane MOBI #194 doctor Rachel and actor turned scholar Liam have little in common except their extraordinary circumstances Circumstances that call for Rachel to stifle her independent nature and let Liam take the lead as they infiltrate Austen’s circle via her favorite brother Henry But diagnosing Jane’s fatal illness and obtaining an unpublished no. The Jane Austen Project is a pretty entertaining read on the whole very solid if unspectacular for fans of Jane Austen Regency England and time travel books that focus little on the science and on the experience I'd give 3 stars exactly I should start by saying though I've read Longbourn enjoyed on the whole though it had an extremely different tone and sensibility to Austen novels and also gave it three stars and plan to read Eligible A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice in general I don't gravitate towards Austen adaptations or extensions her novels are always pretty neatly wrapped and if I want to re create my emotional reaction to Anne Elliott's eventual triumph after her life of undeserved slights and constant seemingly unreuited love for Captain Wentworth in Persuasion my personal favorite Austen novel well I'll just re read Persuasion I think fans of Austen and fans of Austen continuationsre tellings would both enjoy this novel and perhaps critiue different elements of the plot and set upIt took me a bit to get into it the exposition is a bit rocky as Flynn needs to introduce the characters their home time and how they will get set up as respectable people in 1815 and the future world is hazily sketched at that point Once I pushed past the opening and the characters and therefore me as the reader were fully immersed in London society the book whizzed by The basic premise is well stated from the blurb two time travelers Rachel and Liam from an unspecified future time enter England in 1815 with a mission objective of securing Jane Austen's lost novel The Watsons The objective changes somewhat as Rachel and Liam become acuainted with the family until their directive to leave the future intact clashes with their desire to save Jane Henry and other figures major and minor The underlying and later explicitly stated concern is that if they make any changes however subtle either their future will change in inconceivable ways or they'll never be able to return marooned from their home time But there's also a part of both characters that ask if they even want to return or live out their lives in Regency England While I felt that the beginning was a bit slow to set up the conceit the ending somewhat abrupt and the mechanics and details of the future world and time travel only lightly explained and covered the middle sections in which Rachel and Liam assume their identities as Mary and William Ravenswood and interact with various members of the Austen family are fun interesting and share some of the same sharp social observation that Jane Austen's novels commonly exhibited Action moves from the city of London to the bucolic Hampshire and Chawton House echoing the towncountry split settings of other Austen novelsFlynn did a fantastic job in my opinion of imaging Jane Austen both as a critical character that is the whole reason for the story but also a strong and seemingly authentic take on a beloved but not deeply well known real life literary figure Her Jane both supports and subverts the portrait her family created for her after her death smart witty complicated constrained by her times but also fully of them easy to trace her most enduring heroines to portions of her personality but being far multi faceted than her fictional creations Because her Jane really worked for me the main body of the novel also worked for me and I found myself truly interested in the developing friendship between RachelMary and JaneFlynn also takes part of the traditional Austen marriage plot and adds it to her storyline as well Rachel as Mary Ravenswood attracts the interest of Jane's brother Henry and their attraction and Henry's friendship with LiamWilliam help to develop relations with Jane Cassandra and the rest of the Austen family In some ways it can be a little repetitive and not always as well done as in the original Austen works secret engagement family scandal financial ruin But it wouldn't be Austen without our heroine further examining her own thoughts feelings and beliefs and arriving at new ideas about herself during the course of said marriage plot and the dual foils of Henry and Liam serve to do that for Rachel The progression of both love stories makes sense relative to the larger plot and to Austen and I liked how Flynn could compare the traditional courtship of Regency England with Mary and Henry to the growing feelings of Rachel and Liam from a future social interaction perspective while still being able to situate both in the larger storyI suppose what I liked most in a general sense is that this book does so well to both discuss and capture the imagination and observation behind Pride and Prejudice Sense and Sensibility and the other works of Austen's oeuvre without having to do any modern adapting or extending the lives of literary characters that can be received very differently by each reader The writing is good on the whole again better with exposition and dialogue as regards the Regency parts and on Rachel's inner thoughts and changing perspectives less strong for me for future pieces Flynn plays in Austen's sandbox without messing with her creations and her Jane is well imagined so the Austen fan is fairly satisfied with these results I do wish the modern elements the time travel science and implications and even the worlds Rachel and Liam camecome from were as well developed as the Regency period part of the story and the ending really did feel a bit rushed a bit abrupt and not uite as final as I would have liked nor as final as Austen would sign off her novels for her heroines But it was still an enjoyable read and one I would recommend for fans of Austen and especially those who read the Austen re tellings and extended tales like Death Comes to Pemberley Longbourn Eligible A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice and other those who crave Austen these time travelers do too Though I'll probably never need or want to re read this it's enjoyable but not overly memorable especially in comparison to being able to continually delight in the pleasures of Persuasion and the rest of Austen's work

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EnglandTwo travelers Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane arrive in a field disheveled and weighed down with hidden money They are not what they seem but colleagues from a technologically advanced future posing as a doctor and his spinster sister While Rachel and Liam aren’t the first team of time travelers their mission is the most audacious yet meet befriend and steal from Jane Austen Carefully selected and rigorously traine. There was a moment in the beginning of the book when a sentence made me stop reading and smile because I recognized a name and the sentence made me realize that the author has read my favorite book; Possession by AS Byatt I will even uote the sentence A statue of the poet Randolph Henry Ash which had long stood in a traffic circle in Hampstead had disappeared overnight along with all records of its creation The poet Randolph Henry Ash is one of the main characters in Possession and I thought this makes sense someone has traveled back in time changed history so now we have no recollection of Randolph Henry Ash The reason I thought so is that I think Randolph Henry Ash is one of the best poets ever and he has never ever livedAnyway I got a bit sidetracked by my love for Possession Back to The Jane Austen Project This book is fabulous one thing that I truly loved with it was it really dealt with the conseuences of traveling back in time The changes it brings to the future This is something that Rachel the book's narrator ponders over during the books progress How their presence will change history Even small things can have big conseuences as the ending will show Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane mission are to steal a manuscript from Jane Austen But befriending Jane has its conseuences Especially Rachel finds it hard to just play a role and try to find a moment to steal the manuscript Rachel starts to like Jane and as a doctor she also starts to think about saving Janes life but that would truly have conseuences The Jane Austen Project is one of the best books I have read about time travel I adore the beautiful cover and I found the story engrossing I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review

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The Jane Austen ProjectVel hinted at in her letters pose enough of a challenge without the convolutions of living a lie While her friendship with Jane deepens and her relationship with Liam grows complicated Rachel fights to reconcile her true self with the constrictions of th century society As their portal to the future prepares to close Rachel and Liam struggle with their directive to leave history as they found ithowever heartbreaking that prov. This was a weird one The focus wasn't on the tech needed to get the main characters Rachel and Liam to 1815 London the tech involves supercomputers that generate wormholes to other time periods and hand waving This book is about fangirling Jane Austen not there's anything wrong with that; I love Austen's sharp witted and ironic humourRachel and Liam are tasked with retrieving the complete manuscript for The Watsons; to do this they must insinuate themselves into the lives of Henry Austen Jane's favourite brother and eventually Jane Austen herself Rachel and Liam are colleagues who've trained intensely for this opportunity I liked the historical details and the difficulties Rachel and Liam encounter impersonating gentry raised in Jamaica who've arrived in London to live proper English lives The author's characterization Jane Austen was less sharp tongued than I imagined the Jane to have been But the parts of the book I had the most trouble with were how the author described Rachel's evolving feelings for Liam partially because of how the author presents Rachel at the book's outset and through the story's action I also had a hard time understanding Liam's character from the author's initial description of him and the many paragraphs of adjectives she devotes to him as the story progressesI liked the historical stuff but found it much less grungy than I expected as it's 1815 but didn't enjoy the 'romantical' melodrama between the main characters