Sunday July 29, 2018

Jane Austen and the Navy

Coeur d’Alene Public Library  702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public. We will have light refreshments.  Please note that parking in the library parking lot is limited to two hours.

Join us for a group discussion of the portrayal of the British Navy in Persuasion.  You can make a bookmark to celebrate Jane Austen.  After the discussion, members may promenade on the boardwalk adjoining the library and the lake.

If you are interested in reading more about Jane Austen and the navy, here are a couple of resources.  These are optional and do not need to be read before the meeting:

A nice article by Sheila Johnson Kindred about Jane’s brother Charles and his wife Fanny and the influence they might have had on characters in Persuasion:  Charles Austen

Another excellent article by Rowland McMaster about Women Aboard Warships: Women on Board Ships.

There are several other articles about Jane Austen and the Navy on the website using the search function for Persuasions and clicking on filter “Military (Army, Navy, Militia)” using this link: Persuasions Search