Dear OR/SW JASNA members,
We hope you can join us for our upcoming meeting this November 11th! On this occasion, we will be comparing and contrasting Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South.
We feel that we must just mention -- we feel it incumbent upon us to hint -- that there remain only a few weeks in which to read North and South, if you have not already. (We naturally assume that you've already read Pride and Prejudice,probably several times.)
As you are reading, please be thinking about the following topics:
Thank you for taking the time to read the books; we hope you will really enjoy reading or rereading them. Also, most of you will have recent editions of Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, and if you will check No. 30 (from 2008), you will find an excellent article on page 53 entitled "Mrs. Gaskell's North and South: Austen's Early Legacy" by Janine Barchas.
Further details about the meeting and how to find our hosts, Bill and Marna's house will follow.
See you then!
Alex and Kelly
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