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May discussion of 'minor' Austen in Literature by Women

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I thought I would alert classics lovers to an upcoming discussion of the early works of Jane Austen on the Literature by Women board.  Although I have a one-volume collection of these works (in the Oxford Illustrated Austen set), it does not appear to be currently available, and there are various books available with different collections of these early works.  We have not completely narrowed down the specific works we will discuss, but at a minimum, we plan on doing the short story Love and Freindship, which is in the second volume of juvenilia, and Lady Susan, an epistolary work.  I have started a discussion on which other ones to do, which you will find in the general discussion thread on Literature by Women: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Literature-by-Women/THE-BOOK-NOOK-Welcome-to-the-LbW-Common-R...  I think that many of these works are also available online.

 

If you're interested, please join us!  Many Austen fans may have read all of her novels, but not be so familiar with these other works, so if you love Austen, here's your chance to read something 'new'.  Her juvenila can be quite hilarious - somewhat like Northanger Abbey.

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Re: May discussion of 'minor' Austen in Literature by Women


dulcinea3 wrote:

I thought I would alert classics lovers to an upcoming discussion of the early works of Jane Austen on the Literature by Women board.  Although I have a one-volume collection of these works (in the Oxford Illustrated Austen set), it does not appear to be currently available, and there are various books available with different collections of these early works.  We have not completely narrowed down the specific works we will discuss, but at a minimum, we plan on doing the short story Love and Freindship, which is in the second volume of juvenilia, and Lady Susan, an epistolary work.  I have started a discussion on which other ones to do, which you will find in the general discussion thread on Literature by Women: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Literature-by-Women/THE-BOOK-NOOK-Welcome-to-the-LbW-Common-R...  I think that many of these works are also available online.

 

If you're interested, please join us!  Many Austen fans may have read all of her novels, but not be so familiar with these other works, so if you love Austen, here's your chance to read something 'new'.  Her juvenila can be quite hilarious - somewhat like Northanger Abbey.



Thanks Dulcie! :smileyhappy:

 

In addition to reading Austen, we're also working out our June and July selections - please join us!

 

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