Shared Experience

Society Connects Centuries of Jane Austen

by Naomi Krueger

What brings a centuries-old character to life in a way that resonates with twenty-first century men and women? How is it that an author whose name never appeared in print before her death continues to inspire discussion, laughter, and scholarship more than 200 years later? For Jane Austen fans, the answer is simple: Austen’s brilliance, humor, and critical eye not only invite readers into a bygone era but continue to speak truth today. […]