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Jane Austen Study Week - Emma

Jane Austen once again features in Ammerdown’s programme thanks to Jane Austen’s devotee Hazel Jones.

This year, Hazel will lead an in-depth study on Jane Austen’s novel, Emma. She writes:       “In Jane Austen's 'Emma', the author herself voices a warning to her readers: 'Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.'  On this course, we will be considering Jane Austen's employment of disguises and misunderstandings within the novel, and exploring the enigma of Emma's popularity as a heroine. Other sessions will focus on the biographical background to the writing of the novel, the geographical and social setting, the problems facing single women, the intrigues and deceptions practised by some of the characters, and the original style in which the text is written.”

A day's visit to a relevant Austen location will be included.

Hazel Jones has been running courses on Jane Austen since 1996, and has built quite a following at Ammerdown: “Hazel is absolutely superb. She is an authority on Jane Austen and imparts her knowledge in a sensitive and interesting way, allowing us to contribute and ask questions.”

* N.B. The cost of the course includes the cost of the outing, i.e. transport and admission fees.

 

 

 

 

 

Led by: Hazel Jones

Please arrive 12 noon Monday. Course ends with lunch on Friday.

Jane Austen once again features in Ammerdown’s programme thanks to Jane Austen’s devotee Hazel Jones.

This year, Hazel will lead an in-depth study on Jane Austen’s novel, Emma. She writes:“In Jane Austen's 'Emma', the author herself voices a warning to her readers: 'Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.'  On this course, we will be considering Jane Austen's employment of disguises and misunderstandings within the novel, and exploring the enigma of Emma's popularity as a heroine. Other sessions will focus on the biographical background to the writing of the novel, the geographical and social setting, the problems facing single women, the intrigues and deceptions practised by some of the characters, and the original style in which the text is written.”

A day's visit to a relevant Austen location will be included.

Hazel Jones has been running courses on Jane Austen since 1996, and has built quite a following at Ammerdown: “Hazel is absolutely superb. She is an authority on Jane Austen and imparts her knowledge in a sensitive and interesting way, allowing us to contribute and ask questions.”

* N.B. The cost of the course includes the cost of the outing, i.e. transport and admission fees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.