Sunday July 29, 2018
Jane Austen and the Navy
Coeur d’Alene Public Library 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
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 jasna.org website using the search function for Persuasions and clicking on filter “Military (Army, Navy, Militia)” using this link: Persuasions Search