“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”

Fanny Price, Mansfield Park

 

“How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.”

Persuasion

“Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint.”

Sophia, Love and Friendship

“I suppose there may be a hundred different ways of being in love.”

Emma Woodhouse, Emma

 

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid.”

Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” 

Elizabeth Bennet on Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but like everybody else, it must be in my own way.”

Elinor Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility

Upcoming events

FALL JASNA ME MEETING

Date: Sept 11, 2021
Time: 1 PM on Zoom
Speaker: Susan Zlotnick from Vassar College
Susan is a Professor of English. She teaches courses that focus on 19th century British literature.
Contact janeite2@gmail.com to enroll by 9/9/21
Topic: How to Draw a Vulgar Woman or What Middlemarch Owes to Emma
Suggested reading: Emma by JA and Middlemarch by George Eliot

JASNA ME GOES TO THE THEATRE

Date: Nov 6 & 7, 2021
Time: Matinee
Location: Good Theatre, Portland, ME
Contact theatre: 207 835 0895
World premiere of “Lady Susan”
Buy your own tickets, go with friends, JASNA ME will be a “run of show” sponsor
Suggested reading: Lady Susan by JA

JASNA ME JANE’S BIRTHDAY MEETING

Date: Dec 11, 2021
Time: 11 AM
Topic: Festive Austen Times
Speakers: JASNA ME panel
Location: St Mary’s Church in Falmouth
Subject to change per CDC guidelines
A toast and birthday cake
Suggested reading: Jane Austen’s Christmas by Maria Hubert, Dinner with Darcy by Pen Vogler

SPRING JASNA ME MEETING

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Date: April 23, 2022
Topic and site TBA