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Rosenbach reading group

By Deborah Yaffe, Aug 22 2016 01:00PM

Discussing Jane Austen with fellow fans is one of the delights of Janeite life. If I lived closer to Philly, I would definitely have joined a program that concludes this Wednesday: weekly Austen discussions at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, known for its rare book collection.


The first three meetings focused on Emma, while the upcoming session – held from 6-7:45 pm – covers Lady Susan and other early works. Sign-up for the entire four-week session began in May and cost $250, so I’m not clear on whether it’s possible to drop in just for the last meeting.


In any event, if re-reading Lady Susan whets your appetite for further discussion, the Rosenbach is also hosting an August 26 conversation and book-signing with Whit Stillman, who directed Love and Friendship, the recent film adaptation of Austen’s novella.


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