Library hosts Austen movie night
Stockton Springs — The Stockton Springs Community Library, 6 Station St., will screen the film “Sense and Sensibility” Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. The screening is a follow-up to the library Book Group’s reading of the novel by Jane Austen.
The 1995 film adaptation that will be shown received seven Oscar nominations. Featured in the film are Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant. Admission is free, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.
“Sense and Sensibility” was Austen’s first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady." A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, “Sense and Sensibility” is set in southwest England 1792 and 1797 and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel follows the young ladies to their new home, a modest cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak. The philosophical resolution of the novel is ambiguous; the reader must decide whether sense and sensibility have truly merged.
The Stockton Springs Community Library is an all-volunteer library. For more information, visit stocktonspringslibrary.org.
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