On Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 1:00 PM, the Afternoon Book Club will be meeting to discuss Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, the Crawford's arrive in the neighborhood bringing with them the glamour of London life and a reckless taste for flirtation. Mansfield Park is considered Jane Austen's first mature work and, with its quiet heroine and subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, one of her most profound.
Scotlib’s book clubs are free and open to interested members of the public. For more information, go to www.scotlib.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.