Jane Austen's Charlotte: Her Fragment of a Last Novel, Completed by Julia Barrett

Jane Austen's Charlotte: Her Fragment of a Last Novel, Completed by Julia Barrett

by Julia Barrett
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Jane Austen's Charlotte: Her Fragment of a Last Novel, Completed by Julia Barrett by Julia Barrett

Shortly before she died, Jane Austen started working on a new novel, but did not live to finish it. There have been a few attempts to complete this work, but none have captured the true magic of an Austen novel until now. Julia Barrett has emerged with this literary treasure, holding true to the characters and theme designed by Ms. Austen.

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ISBN-13: 9780871319715
Publisher: M. Evans & Company
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.72(d)

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Jane Austen's Charlotte: Her Fragment of a Last Novel, Completed by Julia Barrett 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This work was created from a fragment of a story started by Jane Sanditon or The Brothers. I doubt that Jane would have taken the directoin that Barrett does but is wasn't a bad book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so disappointed! Julia Barrett managed to summarize the entire love story into one page. It shouldn't be named 'Charlotte' because she isn't even mentioned for about 10 chapters. If you enjoy Jane Austen, don't read this!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love all of Austen's works, and I need to know if I should get this for my mom for Christmas. Is it good or just not worth buying?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had read some fairly good reviews of this book before I actually tried it out. Since the reviews were encouraging, I went into reading it optimistically and enthusiastically. I wasn't totally dissapointed, neither was I wasn't truly satisfied. Since this is the first Jane Austen-esque book I've read - after having exhausted all other writings by Miss Jane Austen herself - I knew enough to give the author some slack. (Who could ever live up to the best writer in history?) But unfortunately, this book just always seemed to be bordering on being tedious or reaching for story tie-ins that just weren't there. The writer seems to have done research on the speech of the people who lived in those times, but the language still seems forced and is hard to lose oneself in, which is not at all like a novel by the original Author. You can definitely tell where Jane Austen left off and where the new material begins. (The first 12 chapters are excellent, because they were written by Austen herself.) After that, the book seems to rush forward at a snails pace, if that makes sense. There is too much happening in too short of a time, but it is not well supported in some parts of the book, and in others the text becomes rather dull. I sound harsh, I know. Some of the story is very creative, very true to the time and setting, and would be quite wonderful, but for the fact that it wasn't as well written as I hoped. I am glad that I read this book and I don't regret it, but I am just as glad that I borrowed it from the library and didn't spend a dime.