USF Book Club: Northanger Abbey


The USF Book Club continues our theme of less traumatizing novels by selecting Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey for our May pick. It’s a classic… and I’m ashamed to admit that I have never finished a book by Jane Austen even though I was an English major and I have an MFA in Writing. 2010 is a year of change for me!

We’ll meet on Wednesday May 19, 2010 from 12 – 1 in the USF Community Garden, which is just West of the Education Building on Turk Blvd.

How do I get a copy?

As of this writing, we still have one copy here in the library — click here to request it. We also have three E-book versions of it — click here to go to the record & access it. You can also request it through Link+, which is a service that delivers books from libraries all over California and Nevada to you here at Gleeson.

“Though Northanger Abbey is one of Jane Austen’s earliest novels, it was not published until after her death–well after she’d established her reputation with works such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility. Of all her novels, this one is the most explicitly literary in that it is primarily concerned with books and with readers.”

Hope to see you there!

p.s. Did you know book club has a wiki? Check us out! Or you can email Kelci Baughman McDowell for details or to sign up on the mailing list.

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