Vail Library hosts three events this month celebrating Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’

VAIL — With the success of last year’s month of “Pride and Prejudice,” the town of Vail Public Library will be hosting another month-long series of one of Jane Austen’s beloved novels. “Sense and Sensibility” may not be as well known as “Pride and Prejudice,” but some critics believe it is Austen’s more nuanced and realistic work. Written when Austen was only 20 years old, it tells the story of two sisters who find themselves penniless, homeless and — worst of all — without any “prospects.”

Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.: “Sense and Sensibility” lecture with Ursula Gross.

Come learn why this Austen novel is just as engaging and endearing as “Pride and Prejudice” if not more so. Ursula Gross received her master’s degree in English from Georgetown University and wrote her thesis about how Jane Austen is read and interpreted today. A full-time Vail Valley resident, she is a bookseller at The Bookworm of Edwards and a member of the Community Guest Services team on Vail Mountain. In her free time, Gross is also an independent communications consultant.

Dec. 10 at 5 p.m.: “Sense and Sensibility” book discussion.

The library will host a lively book discussion on this much-loved novel by Jane Austen.

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Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.: “Sense and Sensibility” film showing.

Wrapping up the library’s month of “Sense and Sensibility,” attend a special movie screening of the 1999 version staring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant.

These programs are free and open to the public. Light refreshemens will be served. For more information, please call 970-479-2187.

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