When: from May 9 to December 31, 2014
Where: right here at sarahemsley.com
I really hope you’ll join us in celebrating 200 years of Austen’s masterpiece. More than forty wonderful people are writing guest posts about Mansfield Park for my blog this year, and I hope you’ll all participate in the discussion in the comments. With exactly one month to go before the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication, the countdown is on!
The party begins on Friday, May 9th, with Lyn Bennett’s thoughts on the first paragraph, followed in the next few weeks by Judith Thompson on Mrs. Norris and adoption, Jennie Duke on Fanny Price at age ten (“though there might not be much in her first appearance to captivate, there was, at least, nothing to disgust her relations”), Cheryl Kinney on Tom Bertram’s assessment of Dr. Grant’s health (“he…
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I’m very much looking forward to this, Deb, as MP is my favorite JA’s novel! ~~~~:-) Christy Somer
So glad you saw this Christy! – Sarah will do a wonderful job with MP – and I agree with you – I love this book and another just finished re-read has brought so many new insights – I have largely decided that this is the book that Jane Austen wrote to just bring up the many controversial issues of the day, and really leaves the reader to go from there wherever discussion might lead them – there might even be room in there for some of Arnie’s “shadow stories” [but not all of them!]
Thanks for stopping by Christy – will you be in Montreal??
Sadly, no; but for very happy reasons -we’re expecting our very first grandchild! ~~~;-)
Well that even trumps Jane Austen! Congratulations!
Hi Deb, thanks for the link. I shall enjoy participating by commenting on the posts. Tony
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