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Jane Austen and Modern Marriage

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Amanda Craig and Elizabeth Buchan

Saturday 14th October 13:00 - 14:00 | Northwood House

It may no longer be universally acknowledged, “that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”, but many of Jane Austen’s thoughts on love, relationships and class, are still relevant to modern life.

On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, novelists Amanda Craig (The Lie of the Land) and Elizabeth Buchan (The New Mrs Clifton), reflect on Austen’s favourite themes, some of which are still instantly recognisable to us  – the pressure to conform, the search for personal fulfilment and the difficulties of the mating game. Jane Austen wrote that ‘marriage is a manoeuvring business’… is  that as true now, as reflected in the contemporary novel, as it was of Pride and Prejudice?’

Chaired by Caroline Sheldon

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