Bad Austen: The Worst Stories Jane Never Wrote
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Bad Austen: The Worst Stories Jane Never Wrote

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Imagine "Mansfield Park" set on the Jersey Shore. Or Mr. Darcy heading up the Starship Enterprise. Or Emma Woodhouse traveling through time to indulge her matchmaking.

If you think that sounds like bad Austen, you couldn t be more right. It is a truth universally acknowledged that an author as popular as Jane Austen should be imitated, expanded upon, and parodied. Now, in t...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Adams Media Corporation (first published October 7th 2011)
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Riley Redgate
Admittedly, I'm sort of biased, since my story's in here. But I had quite the good cackle over every other story, too! Oh, Jane... what would you say if you saw us now?
Nerija
I picked this up at the Jane Austen center in Bath *not bragging or anything ^_^;;* because who doesn't love a good romp through crack-tastic fanfiction? Sadly, there was no story involving Mr. Darcy heading up the Starship Enterprise, but it was still a hilarious collection.

From my Livejournal review:

Highlights:
A duck version of Pride and Prejudice.
Elizabeth and the residents of Pemberley partake in some Scooby-Doo-style mystery solving.
An Austen-style conversation between Katie Couric and Sar...more
Kristin
To be fair, Bad Austen is exactly what it advertises to be: 500 word snippets written in the style of Jane Austen, but done so intentionally poorly. Part of my problem with the book is that I wanted a better concept with the same title. I would have preferred complete short stories instead of a chapter for one thing. Give me a chance to care about what I'm reading. I also would have preferred silly scenarios such as (as the back promised but did not deliver) Mr. Darcy as the captain of the Enter...more
Debbie
as others have said, truth in advertising. the 'house' adaptation was a highlight, as were a couple of others. mostly it was just silly and painful.
Sandra
Truly the worst written variations known to man... So bad, I could not finish. At least it is true to it's name...
Cindy Kleback
Some stories were better than others, but overall, I enjoyed this book of Jane Austen fan fiction.
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