Front cover of an edition of Austenland.

Austenland is a romantic comedy novel by Shannon Hale.


Jane Hayes is an average New York woman secretly obsessed with the brooding Mr. Darcy as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. She accidentally reveals her secret to her great aunt who decides to give Jane the opportunity of a lifetime: a trip to a Jane Austen–themed getaway destination called "Austenland".

While at "Austenland", Jane hopes to meet her own real life Mr. Darcy, but she has some trouble pretending to be a woman from the Regency era. Eventually, she finds her place and makes some new friends...but does she meet her Mr. Darcy?

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