You Are Invited! ~ “Reading with Austen” Launch Party at McGill University

Reading with Austen:
The Digital Recreation of an
Eighteenth-Century Library

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library

Join Peter Sabor and Catherine Nygren for the launch of the Burney Centre’s new
website, Reading with Austen (www.readingwithausten.com), a digital recreation of
the Library of Godmersham Park, the home of Jane Austen’s wealthy brother Edward
Austen Knight. Learn about the library as Austen herself saw it with each book in its
exact shelf location and photographs of the very books she handled. Enjoy a display of
RBSC’s copies of the same editions of books that Austen read, and of one book that
was on the shelves of the Library itself. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Please RSVP at mcgill.ca/burneycentre/

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For more information, please click here:  https://www.mcgill.ca/library-friends/channels/event/launch-reading-austen-digital-recreation-eighteenth-century-library-299250

Event sponsored by: ROAAr (Rare & Special Collections, Osler, Art, and Archives at the McGill Library) ; Burney Centre;  Dept of English, McGill University

c2019 Reading with Austen Blog

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