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North County – The United States of England
June 20, 2015 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
The United States of England
How would the Jane Austen books be different if they were set in America instead of England?
In 1813 when Pride and Prejudice was published, America and Britain were deep into the War of 1812. America was unsuccessfully invading Canada, Florida wasn’t a state yet, the Louisiana Purchase was only 10 years in the past, James Madison was president, and America only had a population of 7 million. Lives for women and social classes were vastly different for American women than their English counterparts, so how would Austen’s novels be different if they were set in America?
We would love to know your opinions! Join us at our North County discussion group. We meet in the upstairs meeting room, see you there!
When: July 12th, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Cafe Stoked – Upstairs Meeting Room
Address: 1215 San Elijo Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078 | cafestoked.com
Want to know what life was like in the 1800’s America? Watch this video:
No idea what the War of 1812 was about? Here’s a quick video:
What was going on in America around the time Austen’s works were published: