Ready for a light romance for Valentine’s Day, with some pointed comments about gender, relationships, manner, and class? This month in Between the Lines Book Club we are reading Emma, by Jane Austen. If you’d like to join us in person, we’ll meet live at Arden Dimick Library, in Sacramento, CA, at 10:30AM on February 28, 2015.
Emma is a classic novel about a young woman who believes herself to be a wonderful matchmaker but who is, in fact, completely clueless about matters of the heart. Jane Austen wrote of the novel, “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” Despite this prediction, Emma is Austen’s best-loved novel aside from Pride and Prejudice. Emma is young, smart, beautiful, and rich, and finds herself with not much to do. She settles on matchmaking as an occupation, which is a disaster as Emma knows nothing of her own heart or anyone else’s. Hilarity ensues.
You can join us online here or in person on February 28th. Enjoy!