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By a Lady: Being the Adventures of an Enlightened American in Jane Austen's England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2006

    JANE AUSTEN...IN TWO WORLDS

    It¿s a marvelous work of historical fiction...deliciously creative and so very readable. Amanda Elyot becomes Jane Austen, using words the famous author actually wrote, as she masterfully takes the reader back in time to 1801. This is a clever tale of a New York actress who gets the role of her life and, as she happily leaves the theater, is transported back to the era of her favorite heroine. Elyot masterfully re-creates time and place in the mind¿s eye of her readers and makes them believe they too are characters in a delightful adventure into a somewhat gritty wonderland. I loved it! In fact, it was so good I didn¿t want it to end...I kept wondering what might happen next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2006

    A fun read with a free history lesson

    I have been a fan of Amanda Elyot (Leslie Carroll's historical fiction nom de plume) since she (as Leslie) released Temporary Insanity and Play Dates (soon to be a motion picture). In 'By A Lady', where her heroine time travels between 21st century New York City and Bath, England around 1800, she combines her zesty urban sensibility with her background in the classics. Obviously intelligent and well-schooled, Amanda Elyot takes us on a fantastic tour of the English class system at the dawn of the 19th Century, hosted by C.J. Welles, a Jane Austen loving contemporary actress caught between two worlds. The author's deep understanding of human character transcends time, giving the reader her usual uncanny insights into the universal topics of love and class. One almost gets the feeling Amanda Elyot time travelled herself, as the pull of the two worlds is felt so keenly throughout the book. A fabulous read and fun peek at English aristocracy, 'By A Lady' is sure to appeal to fans of both historical and contemporary fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2006

    The Jane Austen of the Upper West Side

    With her own version of 'just three or four families in a small village,' Leslie Carroll (writing as Amanda Elyot) is in her own way the Jane Austen of the Upper West Side...

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