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The Jane Austen Society

The Jane Austen Society

  • 作者: Jenner, Natalie
  • 原文出版社:St. Martin’s Press
  • 出版日期:2020/05/26
  • 語言:英文
  • 定價:945
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  • 可配送點:台灣、蘭嶼、綠島、澎湖、金門、馬祖
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內容簡介

  「有時,只要懷著一份希望便足矣。」
  二次大戰後,為了保存他們深愛的作家遺產,這群人創立了珍.奧斯汀協會…
 
  二戰剛結束幾周,英國的這個小鎮-喬頓(Chawton),同時作為珍.奧斯汀最後的家園,即將迎來另一個毀滅性的未來。
 
  150年前,這裡曾是珍.奧斯汀一生中最後的住所,一間小小的房屋。鎮上農夫亞當為了紀念這位偉大的英國小說家,決定找他的醫師來幫忙,將這棟屋子打造成一間博物館。他與鎮上八位居民,靠著他們對於奧斯汀作品的崇拜與熱愛,成立了珍.奧斯汀協會,準備一同對抗此地可能被轉賣的危機。他們各自帶著屬於自己傷痛的過去,在這個小小的協會中,彼此療傷、撫慰的同時,是否能夠及時搶救下奧斯汀文物即將消失的命運?
 
  (文∕博客來編譯)
 

"Fans of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will adore The Jane Austen Society... A charming and memorable debut, which reminds us of the universal language of literature and the power of books to unite and heal." --Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

Just after the Second World War, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable.

One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of England's finest novelists. Now it's home to a few distant relatives and their diminishing estate. With the last bit of Austen's legacy threatened, a group of disparate individuals come together to preserve both Jane Austen's home and her legacy. These people--a laborer, a young widow, the local doctor, and a movie star, among others--could not be more different and yet they are united in their love for the works and words of Austen. As each of them endures their own quiet struggle with loss and trauma, some from the recent war, others from more distant tragedies, they rally together to create the Jane Austen Society.

A powerful and moving novel that explores the tragedies and triumphs of life, both large and small, and the universal humanity in us all, Natalie Jenner's The Jane Austen Society is destined to resonate with readers for years to come.

 

作者介紹

Natalie Jenner was born in England, raised in Canada, and graduated from the University of Toronto with consecutive degrees in English Literature and Law. She worked for decades in the legal industry and also founded the independent bookstore Archetype Books in Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with her family and two rescue dogs. A lifelong devotee of all things Jane Austen, The Jane Austen Society is her first published novel.

 

詳細資料

  • ISBN:9781250248732
  • 規格:精裝 / 320頁 / 普通級 / 初版
  • 出版地:美國

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