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Persuasion by Jane Austen

A Girl Reading

Sketch of Jane Austen reading

John Constable, A girl reading, with her arms on the back of a chair
inscribed 'J. Constable 1806' (verso) pencil
10.2 x 8.3cm (4 x 3 1/4in). Private Collection.


This guide is oriented towards classes teaching Persuasion and also Rachel Cohen's group reading of Persuasion for A Public Space’s #APStogether reading series starting in mid-April 2021. Twitter #APStogether and Instagram @apublicspace.

Public Libraries

Some of the books and other resources listed on this guide are only available through the link on the page to current University of Chicago faculty staff and students and others are free and available to anyone. In addition, the Chicago Public Library (or your local public library) is a good place to go for them; if the library doesn't currently own a book, you may request a purchase or order it through Interlibrary Loan.


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