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If Jane Austen Was On Facebook

Do you wonder what Pride & Prejudice could have looked like if Jane Austen had access to technology and social networking? Well wonder no more, thanks to Austenbook!

Austenbook tells the classic tale of the Bennets and Mr. Darcy through Facebook news feeds.  If you’ve read Pride & Prejudice, or any other Austen book, the  clever little annotations such as “Elizabeth Bennet promises never to dance with Mr. Darcy” and “Caroline Bingley is all astonishment” are highly entertaining.

Austenbook creator DeeDee Baldwin credits her inspiration to Sarah Schmelling, who wrote a Facebook news feed version of Hamlet.  “Hamlet thinks it’s annoying when your uncle marries your mother right after your dad dies“…”Horatio says well that was tragic.”

Posted by on January 8, 2009.

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Categories: humor, internet, literature, odd, technology, web, writing

3 Responses

  1. Hahaha! This is fantastic, Kathleen.

    Now I’m thinking of what other books we could do. Fun.

    by elizabethc on Jan 8, 2009 at 10:39 am

  2. This is so funny!! Great idea!!

    Congrats to everybody at Abe.

    by Luciana on Jan 8, 2009 at 10:50 am

  3. This is truly funny….

    by Megan H on Jan 8, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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