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November 22 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
“Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.”
But things do begin to vex her, and what she learns still very much teaches us.
In Emma, Austen believed she had created “a character whom no-one but [herself would] much like.” Was she wrong?
Special Guest: Dr. Wendy Ellison
We write because we were readers first—and our love of reading great literature is what sustains us through long, lonely hours at the writing desk.
But books don’t exist only in the solitude of our minds; they come alive in the conversations we have about them.
At Novel Nights, you’ll delve into the depths of books new and old in the company of fellow book-lovers and friends—all while supporting Hugo House. To see a full list of all the Novel Nights events, click here.