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September 23, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jones Library Woodbury Room
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Kandie Carle
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Fashion in Fiction: Regency Fashion in Jane Austen's Day

Saturday, September 23, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A delightful show-and-tell on the clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen's fiction. Includes dressing "Elizabeth Bennet' & 'Mr. Darcy,' and readings from Miss Austen's letters and novels.

While dressed in authentic Regency attire, Ms. Carle gives a detailed overview of the clothing of the Regency Era, (early 1800s) for both gentlemen and ladies. Then Ms. Carle shares excerpts from Austen's personal letters, as well as passages from some of the novels, highlighting Miss Austen's use of clothing and fashion to define character & class, enhance story line, and develop plot points. Teens through adults will enjoy discovering just how important fashion was 200 years ago!

Funding for this series was generously provided by the Friends of the Jones Libraries and the Woodbury Fund