November 11, 2015 –
A Month of ‘Persuasion’ by Jane Austen
Join the Vail Public Library for a month long celebration of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion.” Continuing our annual tradition, offering a month of Austen each November, the library featured “Sense and Sensibility” and in 2013 we featured “Pride and Prejudice.” This year, we'll ponder “Persuasion,” Austen's novel about second chances. As a young girl, Anne Elliot is persuaded to decline a proposal from a then-undistinguished military officer, only to meet him again several years later when his prospects have changed. We hope you will join us to discuss Austen's oldest heroine and last-completed novel
Books ‘n’ Bites – Wednesday, November 11, 5:00 pm
We will host a lively book discussion on this much-loved novel by Jane Austen. Copies of the book are available for check out at the library.
“Persuasion” Film Clip Comparison –Tuesday, November 17, 5:30 p.m. We will be comparing the 2008 BBC edition and the 1999 Columbia Tristar edition of “Persuasion.” Join us in a lively discussion of the two films as we look at favorite scenes and compare features such as characters costumes, tone, movement, overall affect, and directors interpretations on the book.
Lecture with Ursula Gross, M.A. -Wednesday, November 18, 5:30 p.m.
Ursula Gross received her M.A. in English from Georgetown University and wrote her thesis about how Jane Austen is read and interpreted today. A full-time Vail Valley resident, she is a bookseller at the Bookworm of Edwards and an independent communications consultant.