Novels of Jane Austen


  • Young ladies only
  • Time & Tuition
    • Thursdays, 2:00-4:30 pm; June 15 through July 27
    • $150 per student; includes cost of materials
  • Location: Signal Mountain, Tennessee; address will be provided to registrants only
  • Grades: 6-12; young ladies only
  • Description: Students read, discuss, and write about two of Jane Austen’s major novels.* This year, the course includes close reading and discussion of Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility, two novels centered on the role of wisdom, discernment, and truth among friends and sisters. Each week, students will have traditional afternoon tea, learn Regency-era dances and songs, and work on creating their own scrapbooks about Jane Austen and Regency Britain.
  • Books needed – hard copies are required:
    • Recommended edition is the Barnes and Noble leather-bound Jane Austen: Seven Novels (ISBN: ‎ 9781435103191) Buy cheap used!
    • Best alternative Sense and Sensibility is the Ignatius Critical Editions version (ISBN: 9781586178383)
    • Best alternative Northanger Abbey is the Oxford World’s Classics version (ISBN: 9780199535545)

* The course is offered in a three-year rotation with different novels and different handcrafts covered each year. The second year covers the novels Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park; the third year covers the novels Emma and Persuasion.