Senior Center Book Discussion: Sense and Sensibility

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Please join us as Miwako Ogasawara leads a discussion of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.

Jane Austen’s first novel was published anonymously in 1811, with the author on the title page listed as simply “By a Lady.” It sold out its first print run within about a year and a second run immediately followed. In print continuously since then, it has been excerpted, abridged, illustrated, parodied, annotated, and translated countless times. It has been adapted numerous times for the theater, radio, television and film with perhaps the most notable example being the 1995 film starring Emma Thompson who also won the Oscar for Best Screenplay. Yale literary giant Harold Bloom was a major fan including an entire chapter on Austen in his book The Western Canon in which he wrote: “The art and passion of reading well and deeply is waning, but [Jane] Austen still inspires people to become fanatical readers.”

This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Event Type(s): Senior Center Book Discussions
Age Group(s): Seniors, Adults