Our reading club was inspired by the movie The Jane Austen Book Club. We are a group of Austen fans ranging from 16 to 70 something. We are starting getting in touch and organizing our meetings that will take place at the public library in Subiaco (Rome) monthly, every last Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m.
Our first meeting will be to friendly talk about Sense and Sensibility with tea and cakes, of course. After the chatting and delicious tea time we will even compare some scenes from two different adaptations of the novel:
- 1995 movie with Emma Thomson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Greg Wise and Alan Rickman
- 2008 BBC 3-part series
We are reading the six major novels in a chronological order, thinking of their writing not their publication
30 January – Sense and Sensibility (written between 1795-1797 as Elinor and Marianne)
27 February – Northanger Abbey (written between 1798-99 )
27 March – Pride and Prejudice (written 1797 First Impressions)
24 April – Mansfield Park (written 1813)
29 May – Emma (started in 1814, published in 1815)
26 June – Persuasion (started 1815, published a.d. 1817)
We are going to read and discuss in our language, of course, that is Italian. But I'll let you all know about our impressions and discoveries in English in this blog . Any suggestion and comment will be welcome.