In 2018, JASNA Georgia will focus on Persuasion in celebration of its 200th anniversary of publication. The Atlanta Reading Group will host a close read of Persuasion as outlined below. The page numbers refer to the Annotated Persuasion edited by David Shapard. I have included the chapter references below so that you can follow along in your own favorite, dog-eared copy of the work, if you prefer. Our January, February, and March meetings will be at the Toco Hills Library, 1282 McConnell Dr, Decatur, GA 30033. I anticipate that April will be as well, pending the library’s confirmation.
January 20, 2pm
Please read the Introduction to the Annotated Persuasion (attached to this email, if you do not have a copy of that edition) through Page 119 (Vol 1, Chapter 7). This section introduces the Elliots and Kellynch and ends with Wentworth’s arrival.
February 17, 2pm
Please read Page 120 (Vol 1, Chapter 8) through Page 257 (Vol 2, Chapter 2). This section includes the scenes in Uppercross and Lyme, and ends with Anne’s farewell before leaving for Bath
March 17, 2pm
Please read Page 258 (Vol 2, Chapter 3) through Page 363 (Vol 2, Chapter 8). This section begins with Anne’s arrival in Bath, ends with Wentworth’s arrival in Bath
April 21, 2pm
Please read Page 364 (Vol 2, Chapter 9) through Page 482 (End)