Camp Austen

Camp Austen

My Life as An Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

Book - 2018
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Ted Scheinman spent his childhood eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. As the son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, this seemed normal. Despite his attempts to leave his mother's world behind, he found himself in grad school organizing the first ever University of North Carolina Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that falls somewhere between an academic conference and superfan extravaganza.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780865478213
086547821X
Characteristics: 160 pages ; 19 cm
Call Number: 823.7 SCH

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Sep 13, 2018

Enjoy a pleasant diversion as we accompany a reluctantly willing young man on his accidental journey amongst the diverse individuals who populate the Jane Austen fandom. Substituting for his recuperating mother, Scheinman takes a turn at attending various Austen events, accepting the inevitable invitation to be Mr. Darcy, with all that that entails. Weaving his way through this modern interpretation of a literary world, Scheinman is at turns witty and analytical, offering his theories and observations on the content of Austen's works, Miss Austen herself, and the devotees whose ongoing love helps to keep her as popular as ever.

ArapahoeKati Feb 23, 2018

If you're a fan of Jane Austen, and curious about what super fans are like, this is for you.

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