Read Pride and Prejudice with the Library Book Club

On Thursday, November 20 at 12:00, the Library Book Club will discuss Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.

Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen’s sunniest novel and the perfect introduction to the author considered by generations of devoted readers to be the greatest English novelist. Among other things, the work is a manual for successful courtship and is an indispensable guide for anyone wishing to know what to say and what not to say to one’s beloved, as this exchange demonstrates:

The discussion will take place in the Library Conference Room. Dr. Susannah Clements will lead our conversation of Austen’s comedy of manners, class, snobbery, courtship, and marriage. Whether you’re a confirmed Janeite or just wondering what novels about upper-class English society in the early nineteenth century could possibly teach you about life, this event is for you. Austen-appropriate refreshments will be served.

Distance students and faculty are encouraged to join us live via Google Hangouts, Google’s free, easy-to-use videoconferencing software. Simply click here, and Google will take you directly to our discussion or prompt you first to add the Hangouts plug-in to your computer.

For more information about the Library Book Club, including the 2014-2015 schedule, see our webpage or contact Harold Henkel at