Jane Austen Book Club Discussion- Pride & Prejudice and Eligible


Feb 28, 2018 – 7:00 PM

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Jane Austen Book Club Discussion at Nicola’s Books - Associated event of the University of Michigan Graduate Library ‘The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet’ Exhibit With the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death it has given the Grad Library an opportunity to showcase not only significant early editions of Austen’s works held in the Special Collections Library, but a much broader swath of materials revealing the historical milieu in which she and her characters lived. This lead to a discussion about books about or written by Austen that reflected these times out of that the Jane Austen Book Club Discussion was created. There will be three discussion events on the following dates, February 7th, 28th and March 7th. February 28th at 7:00 pm at Nicola’s Books Pride and Prejudice and Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice Moderators - Sigrid Cordell and Juli McLoone Sigrid Anderson Cordell is the Librarian for English Language and Literature and a lecturer in American Culture at the University of Michigan. She holds a PhD in English language and literature from the University of Virginia, and her research focuses on gender and race in nineteenth-century print culture. She is the author of Fictions of Dissent: Reclaiming Authority in Transatlantic Women's Writing of the Late Nineteenth Century (2010). Juli McLoone is an Outreach Librarian & Curator in the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan. She holds an MA in Library and Information Science, with a Graduate Certificate in Book Studies / Book Arts and Technologies from the University of Iowa, as well as an MA in Anthropology, also from the University of Iowa. Her curatorial portfolio includes a number of areas, including the Special Collections Library's post-1700 General and Rare Collection, the Children's Literature Collection, and the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive. Pride and Prejudice Austen's most popular novel, the unforgettable story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet in Austen's beloved classic Pride and Prejudice. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows us the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. This Penguin Classics edition, based on Austen's first edition, contains the original Penguin Classics introduction by Tony Tanner and an updated introduction and notes by Viven Jones. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. 9780141439518 Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice This version of the Bennet family--and Mr. Darcy--is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help--and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master's degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won't discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane's fortieth birthday fast approaches. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip's friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving. 9780812980349 Books will be available through Nicola’s Books - contact the store directly 734-662-0600 or come in to the store (2513 Jackson Avenue - Westgate Shopping Center.) Nicola’s Books will offer a 15% discount for the purchase of this title when you tell them that the book is for the Jane Austen Book Club. You may also check with the AADL for availability of the title.

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