Lost In Austen by Emma Campbell Webster

Title: Lost in Austen
Author: Emma Campbell Webster
Publisher: Riverside Trade
Publication Date: August 7, 2007
Paperback 240 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59448-258-8
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Bringing together Jane Austen's most beloved characters and storylines-a clever, playful, interactive, and highly entertaining approach to the wildly popular novels in which you, the reader, decide the outcome.
Name: Elizabeth Bennet. Mission: To marry both prudently and for love. How? It's entirely up to the reader.

The journey begins in Pride and Prejudice but quickly takes off on a whimsical Austen adventure of the reader's own creation. A series of choices leads the reader into the plots and romances of Austen's other works. Choosing to walk home from Netherfield Hall means falling into Sense and Sensibility and the infatuating spell of Mr. Willoughby. Accepting an invitation to Bath leads to Northanger Abbey and the beguiling Henry Tilney. And just where will Emma's Mr. Knightley fit in to the quest for a worthy husband? It's all up to the reader.

A labyrinth of love and lies, scandals and scoundrels, misfortunes and marriages, Lost in Austen will delight and challenge any Austen lover.

This book is FUN. I read it in a day. It’s a create your own adventure, Austen style. You are Elizabeth Bennet and you’re out to find love. This book gives you the option of making your own decisions, some of which lead you into other Austen stories. There are also regency era questions to test your knowledge. You can keep score or not. I really enjoyed this book. If you are an Austen fan I would recommend this to you. If you know an Austen lover, this would be a great gift. You can read this book over and over with a different outcome every time.

Shall I let you know my fate?

I got run over..........by a carriage...........driven by Caroline Bingley. Oh well! Maybe next time I will end up with Mr. Darcy


  1. This sounds super fun! Maybe I will try it out... after I read all of her books the way they were supposed to be read. :)


  2. Cool! I haven't read Choose Your Own adventure in years. And I love Jane Austen. I'll have to check it out!

  3. Haha! This is funny and intriguing. Getting to put all Austen's beloved characters in a book.

  4. There is a miniseries from BBC called Lost in Austen. When I read this I thought it was the book for the series, but it sounds totally different. In a good way!
    Thanks for sharing, this looks really cool.

  5. This sounds great. I think this will go onto my list now. (At least it wasn't Mr. Darcy that ran you over :)


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