Novels of Jane Austen

  • Time & Tuition
    • This course is offered only during the summer; young ladies seeking to study British literature – including the works of Jane Austen – during the school year can join the Britain Society!
  • Location: Signal Mountain, Tennessee
  • Grades: High school and middle school strong readers; young ladies only
  • Description: Students read, discuss, and write about two of Jane Austen’s major novels.* Students will learn about the literary, historical, and philosophical context of Jane Austen. They will also study Regency-era manners, clothing, dances, and food. Each class meeting includes time for English country dance instruction, singing, and authentic afternoon tea. The only major project for the course is a commonplace book/scrapbook about what students have learned from Jane Austen, her era, and her novels.
  • Books needed: Any edition may be used, but hard copies are required.
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • Northanger Abbey
  • Supplies needed:
    • Plain notebook or composition book for class notes
    • Decorative notebook, journal, or scrapbook of your choice
    • Decorative papers, stickers, stamps, ribbons of your choice
    • Calligraphy pen
    • Glue stick or rubber cement

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