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Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom

Deborah Yaffe.
Publisher Mariner  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.4 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780547757735
Pages/Publication Date 245/2013
Daedalus Item Code 42528
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They walk among us in their bonnets and Empire-waist gowns, clutching souvenir tote bags and battered copies of Sense and Sensibility; they are the Janeites. Who are these obsessive admirers, whose passion has elevated Jane Austen from a classic novelist to a pop-culture phenomenon? Deborah Yaffe, journalist and confessed Janeite, sets out to answer this question, examining the notable endurance of Austen's stories, the unusual zeal that their author inspires, and the striking cross-section of lives that her works have touched. Yaffe meets a Florida lawyer with a byzantine theory about hidden subtexts in the novels, a writer of Austen fan fiction who found her own Mr. Darcy while reimagining Pride and Prejudice, and a literature professor whose roller-derby nom-de-skate is Stone Cold Jane Austen. Yaffe goes where Janeites gather, joining a pilgrimage to historic sites in Britain, chatting online with fellow fans, and attending the annual ball of the Jane Austen Society of North America in period costume.

"A delightfully detailed, warmly intimate look at the nooks and crannies of Austen fandom, including Yaffe's own love affair with Jane. Never simply a tourist among the Janeites, Yaffe offers sympathetic accounts of real people, while never losing humor and irony about the odd marriages brought about between Austen addiction, the eccentricities of scholarship, the excesses of fandom and commercialism, and love of Colin Firth in a wet shirt."—Susan Bordo

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