Virtual Sense and Sensibility Book Club

Virtual Sense and Sensibility Book Club
Starting Wednesday, June 17 @ 5pm!

Read and discuss Sense and Sensibility with librarian/Jane Austen fan Dee Leopold! Book club will meet three Wednesdays on Zoom. Dee will also have other days and times available that you can sign up for. To ensure a quality experience, each group will be limited to six participants. Copies of the book can be downloaded from the library’s Overdrive and Libby apps. Please email dleopold@clamsnet.org to join!

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Can’t get enough Jane Austen? Check out this fabulous film list created by the Edgartown Library:

Virtual Film Series: Lost in Austen
(all films available for free on Kanopy and Hoopla!)

Mansfield Park
Director Patricia Rozema’s adaptation departs in a few ways from the original, but stays true to its spirit. The excellent cast and beautiful production make this a must-see for Austen fans. (1999) (H)

Emma
With equal parts creamy English charm and biting social satire, this version of Emma remains among the best of the Austen film adaptations. A note-perfect Gwyneth Paltrow in the title role heads a fine cast. Directed by Douglas McGrath. (1996) (H)

Northanger Abbey
Austen’s slight but entertaining parody of Gothic fiction tells the tale of an overly imaginative young woman, steeped in the lurid novels of the day. A nice cast is led by Felicity Jones. Directed by Jon Jones. (2008) (H)

Bride and Prejudice
Austen meets Bollywood in this fun, frothy, and way over-the-top musical. A winning cast makes it all work. Somewhere Jane Austen is giggling. Directed by Gurinder Chadha. (2005) (H)