Jane Austen Book Club Meets at Cowra & Orange
Jane Austen Book Club meets at Cowra Library Friday 14 December from 11am – 12 pm to talk about Northanger Abbey. Northanger Abbey was written in the late 1790s, but published only posthumously. It is the story of a deliberately ordinary heroine named Catherine Morland. The book is divided into two parts. In the first, Catherine travels with family friends, the Allens, to Bath. There she meets two brother-sister pairs – John and Isabella Thorpe, and Henry and Eleanor Tilney. Her own brother, James, joins them and becomes engaged to Isabella. Catherine is attracted to Henry, a clergyman with witty and unorthodox manners.
In Orange, the Club also meets on Friday 14 December from 12.30pm – 1.30pm to talk about another popular Jane Austen novel Sense and Sensibility. Sense and Sensibility was written in the late 1790s but much revised before publication in 1811. It is primarily the story of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. The death of their father has left them, with their mother and younger sister, financially pressed. Both women fall in love, each in her own characteristic way – Marianne is extravagant and public with her emotions, Elinor restrained and proper.