Jane Austen’s most mature novel, Persuasion, focuses on Anne Elliot, who once was persuaded to turn down the man she loved. Years later, when she is considered a spinster, he reappears in her life. Find out what happens as we explore this beloved novel in depth, while learning about the society and role of women in early 19th century England. We will also watch and discuss video clips from several different film adaptations. Students should purchase The Annotated Persuasion by Austen and David Shapard before the first meeting.
Tracy Marks, M.A. is author of four books, translated into nine languages, and has won several poetry and creative writing awards. She is also an experienced counselor. Tracy has taught in continuing ed for 43 years and specializes in literature, creative writing and personal growth courses.