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by Jane Austen,Juliette Shapiro

Had Jane Austen lived to complete Sanditon, it would have been as treasured as her other novels. In the half-finished masterpiece, Austen fashions one of her classic heroines—Charlotte Heywood. The surviving fragment also sets the story well on its path as Charlotte begins an adventure to Sanditon where a full cast of characters becomes intertwined in various intrigues.At first, Charlotte finds amusement enough standing at her ample Venetian window looking over the placid seafront. However, before long, Charlotte discovers that scandals abound. She becomes captivated by the romance of the seaside lifestyle. But is the town of Sanditon truly a haven and will Charlotte find happiness there?Now, fully completed by respected author and Austen expert Juliette Shapiro, this new edition of Sanditon finishes the original story in a vivid style recognizable to any fan. Shapiro’s prose and plot twists stay true to Austen’s sensibilities at all times while capturing her romance, tragedy, humor and sardonic wit.
Download Sanditon: Jane Austen's Unfinished Masterpiece Completed epub
ISBN: 156975621X
ISBN13: 978-1569756218
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Jane Austen,Juliette Shapiro
Language: English
Publisher: Ulysses Press; Reprint edition (March 1, 2009)
Pages: 194 pages
ePUB size: 1571 kb
FB2 size: 1269 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 926
Other Formats: mobi docx lit mbr

Sanditon is an unfinished Jane Austen novel which stops in the middle of Chapter 11. The author's writing was smooth enough that the point at which she picks up is not obvious but she should have made some note of what she added to the book. A previous version of this book, that has an addition by "Another Lady" writes an "apology" at the end and gives some explanation of how she developed her plot continuation. Juliette Shapiro's version has many similar story lines to this earlier version, so Shapiro's continuation did not seem to be her unique creation. Near the end of the book, she falters and starts becoming much more modern (she refers to the main characters "kissing and cooing"-scandalous by Austen standards, surely) and desirous of being conspiratorial with the reader in a manner which rings false. She inserts a rushed plot line about the doctor and his assistant which does not have enough organic growth beforehand. After I read this one, I bought the older one written by "another lady" and it was far superior and true to the tone and plot styles of Jane Austen. Only worth reading this one for the curiosity of how various authors would continue the plot. Overall, insipid and uninspired.
A different completed version of Sanditon, by "Jane Austen and Another Lady", is excellent. Shapiro's version is sluggish and uninspired. I love Jane Austen, and have found some other excellent finished versions of her incomplete works (such as the John Coates version of "The Watsons"). But I just was unable to finish Shapiro's version of Sanditon. Very disappointing.
This continuation does not develop much characterization - characters fall in love instantly. The author introduces her own, unneeded characters and they get more time than some characters Jane Austen clearly would have made a lot of. Clara Brereton, for intense, is mostly forgotten. There is none of the humor or character you'd see in Jane Austen. One need not be good at it, but this author barely tried. At the end, the novel really falls apart and is rushed and full of mere plot points.
I had a previous version which was written more effectively in the Jane Austen style than this one. Not worth the money
This was the third completion to Jane Austen's Sanditon that I've read. It was not my favorite, but it's not preachy or x-rated, like some J.A. sequels can be. It kept my interest and I enjoyed it. I do recommend it.
Note: my favorite is "Sanditon - by J.A. and Another Lady"
I wish she had finished it!!!
This book was only ok. She doesn't really have the feel for Jane's writing liek I hoped she would. It was still fun to read though.
I was excited to find another Sanditon completion. But, while this version is written with a good amount of period knowledge, the author suffers from a lack of plotting and writing skills. It is clear when she diverges from the Austen text; her additions read at the level of poorly-executed contemporary romance novels. As well, added characters and plot lines appear from nowhere, overshadowing the original intent of the text. I appreciate Shapiro's interest in completing Sanditon but it has been done with better skill and without insult to Austen in "Sanditon" by Jane Austen and Another Lady.