Ava Farmer (nom de plume of Sandy Lerner) will read from her novel, Second Impressions, the first sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that accurately depicts the original's historical and cultural milieu. Published by Chawton House Press, an affiliate of Chawton House Library and the Centre for the study of Early English Women's Writing in Hampshire, England, Second Impressions draws its history from this rich archive while exploring the characters’ potential lives beyond the conclusion of Austen’s masterpiece.
After the reading, the Department of Literature's Fiona Brideoake and Jonathan Loesberg will host a discussion with the author about the sequel and its inspiration.
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