SUNDAY, January 8th at 4pm: Tea Time with Jane Austen

It is a New Year, winter is upon us and somehow Caledonia is feeling "Jane Austen-ish."  You are invited to join her for tea in the Library's comfy downstairs for selections from Austen's works.

This week: Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen is considered a pioneer of the romance genre of novels, and for the realism portrayed in her novels, is one the most widely read writers in English literature. A work of romantic fiction, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England in 1792 through 1797, and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, daughters of their father Henry's second wife, Mrs. Dashwood. The sisters are starkly different from each other; Elinor is the epitome of prudence and self-control while Marianne embodies emotion and enthusiasm. Elinor, Marianne, and their younger sister, Margaret, are left in reduced circumstances when their father dies and his estate is passed onto their half-brother, John.

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