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Metropolitan Kansas City Region: Legal Issues in Austen’s Life and Works

Mar 3

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Reading Jane Austen through the Lens of the Law

Screen Shot 2018 01 13 at 9.56.09 AMJoin us for a lecture by Karen Stakem Hornig, "Reading Jane Austen through the Lens of the Law:  Legal Issues in Austen’s Life and Works." Austen’s work is interwoven with legal issues of her time, especially issues involving inheritance, property ownership, and marriage.  This presentation underscores Austen’s sophisticated knowledge of the law of Regency England and explains its impact on Austen’s characters.

More information can be found on the Region's website or by emailing the RC.