We hope you will join us for Dr. Brightman's OU Book Club on, Thursday, April 26, in the Sheffield Alumni Suite in the Great Hall of Hearst, at 7:15 p.m.
Dr. Brightman will discuss Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice (Modern Library paperback): ISBN 0-679-78236-1.
Light refreshments will be provided. OU Book Club is open to all members
of the OU community. There is no cost to attend, and new participants
Pride and Prejudice: For over 150 years, Pride And Prejudice has remained one of the
most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called
this brilliant work her "own darling child." Pride And Prejudice,
the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is
one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature.
Excitement fizzes through the Bennet household at Longbourn in
Hertfordshire when young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine
house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one
of these—the haughty, and even wealthier, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy—irks
the vivacious Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the Bennet girls. She
annoys him. Which is how we know they must one day marry. The romantic
clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid
rendition of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate
quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen's radiantly caustic
wit and keen observation sparkle.