jane-austenHickory – Jane Austen’s novels have been adored since they first appeared, two hundred years ago.  The six complete novels have been reprinted—in cheap, portable editions and expensive, beautiful editions.  They are read on the beach and taught in college classrooms.  They have been adapted for stage and screen.  They have inspired prequels, sequels, and companion stories.  Speculations about the author’s life and responses to her words have given birth to a veritable industry of organizations, websites, conferences, and vacation experiences.

What makes her life so fascinating and her works so enduring?  What brings us back, again and again, to the stories she created?  Join Dr. Julie Voss for an exploration of Jane Austen’s life, her texts, and the lasting appeal of both at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 pm.

Dr. Julie Voss is Associate Professor of English at Lenior-Rhyne University, where she has taught since 2008.  Dr. Voss has published works on women writers and is Lenoir-Rhyne’s Director of General Education.

Exploring the Work of Jane Austen is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, please call 828-304-0500 ext. 7235.

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.

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