Jane Austen Tea Party to be Held at Library


ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The end to a story that the world has been
waiting for since 1817 will be revealed this weekend at the John
McIntire Library in Downtown Zanesville. A Jane Austen Tea Party will
be held this Saturday at the library, where a special presentation
and sneak peek at the conclusion of Austen’s unfinished novel will
be given. Heather Phillips, with the library, says a television
network has created an ending for Sanditon.

“We’re doing it
with WOUB, who is our local PBS affiliate; and they are going to
present on Sanditon—it’s a new show that they’re doing—and
it’s Jane Austen’s final unfinished novel. So, they kind of
finished the series with that.”

refreshments—such as tea sandwiches and scones—will be served at
the tea party as attendees remember Austen’s legacy and enjoy her
final work.

“She did regency
romance novels and she did it—a lot of the protagonists were
female. So, it was a very feminist take for the time so I think a lot
of women actually read her; but men obviously enjoy her too—they
love her. But yes, they’re always very gung-ho and spirited

The Jane Austen Tea
Party will take place on January 11 at 10 AM at the John McIntire
Library. All are welcome and registration is requested for the cost
free event.

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