Sunday, September 19, 2021
1:00 – 3:30 pm EST
Zoom –The Watsons
An unfinished novel by Jane Austen
A member reading
We will be reading the unfinished novel that Jane Austen began work on while living in Bath in 1803, which was probably abandoned after her father’s death in 1805. The approximately 7,500 word long fragment was left to Cassandra on Jane’s death. It was published in 1871 by Jane’s nephew, James Edward Austen-Leigh in the revised and augmented edition of his A Memoir of Jane Austen.
The original fragment had no formal chapter divisions. We will be reading the Project Gutenberg version available for free online here. This version is split into chapters, which is conducive to dividing among readers. This online document is actually a concluded version by L. Oulton, but we will only be reading Jane’s original portion which ends at Chapter 6, page 104, line: “Emma was of course uninfluenced, except to greater esteem for Elizabeth, by such representations, and the visitors departed without her.”
We will have a meet and greet with JASNA Pittsburgh chapter updates from 1:00 – 1:30 pm EST. The reading will start at 1:30 pm EST.
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