Book & Author Spotlights

Jane Austen
Stories Set in Wisconsin

ADULTS:  JANE AUSTEN

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism, humour, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars, and popular audiences alike.

Austen has inspired many critical essays and literary anthologies. Her novels have inspired many films, from 1940's Pride and Prejudice to more recent productions like Sense and Sensibility (1995), Emma (1996), Mansfield Park (1999), Pride & Prejudice (2005), and Love & Friendship (2016).

Display is located to the right of the "New Books" bookcase on the main level.

 

                   

CHILDREN:  STORIES SET IN WISCONSIN

As February 15 is National Wisconsin Day, we have a selection of Wisconsin-related books on display for checkout!

Display located above ER bookshelves in the Lower Level.

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