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Jane Austen Day

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Jane Austen ( December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. With the publications of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began another, eventually titled Sanditon, but died before its completion. Her novels have rarely been out of print, although they were published anonymously and brought her little fame during her lifetime. A significant transition in her posthumous reputation occurred in 1869, fifty-two years after her death, when her nephew’s publication of A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider audience. Austen has inspired a large number of critical essays and literary anthologies. Her novels have inspired many films, from 1940’s Pride and Prejudice to more recent productions like Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Love & Friendship (2016). Jane Austen’s use of biting irony, along with her realism and social commentary have earned her great and historical importance to critics and scholars.
To honor Ms Austen the first 50 patrons to come to the library and ask will receive a bookmark and tea bag…for they will know that nothing goes better with a Jane Austen book than a cup of tea!

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The Fanwood Memorial Library fosters the joy of reading, the spirit of exploration, and the opportunity for personal transformation for all ages and cultures in its role as a community hub, a gateway to electronic information, and a refuge in emergencies. We offer the space, materials, and services that residents of all ages and abilities require to grow and connect to each other and the world. The library has been serving the community since 1903, and now continues its track-record of excellent library services into the 21st century.

Details

Date:
July 18
Time:
9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Organizer

Fanwood Memorial Library
Phone:
908-322-6400
Website:
www.fanwoodlibrary.org

Venue

Fanwood Memorial Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, NJ 07023 United States
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Phone:
908-322-6400