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Seminar with Professor Chuck Timlin

May 9, 2017 - May 16, 2017


A Novel of Manners: Jane Austen’s Persuasion” Seminar with Professor Chuck Timlin

Chuck Timlin, University of New Haven faculty member and former English teacher at Choate Rosemary Hall, has brought his excellent teaching skills to the Essex Library community on topics such as Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, Huckleberry Finn, American poets and short story writers. Now, back by popular demand, he turns his talents to a four-evening seminar examining the social satire Persuasion by Jane Austen. Persuasion is the novel Jane Austen completed in the final year of her life, 1817. It was published posthumously by her family. It is perhaps the most “mature” of her novels, dealing as it does not with young love but the renewal of love in a woman who has all but given up on experiencing it again in her late 20’s, an age in Austen’s time when a woman might think about resigning herself to spinsterhood. It is a beautiful story full of Austen’s most controlled and nuanced insights into what drives people in their lives.

The four seminar meetings will take place at the Essex Library on Tuesdays, April 18th & 25th and May 9th & 16th at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are invited to watch a film version of Persuasion on Friday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Centerbrook Architects’ office.

Admission to these events is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is suggested. For more information or to register, please call the Essex Library at (860) 767-1560. The Essex Library is located at 33 West Ave. in Essex. Centerbrook Architects’ office is located at 67 Main St. in Centerbrook.


May 9, 2017
May 16, 2017
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