This will be a broad look at Austen's completed novels. My aim will be to propose some interesting ways in which Austen may have used walks to develop her heroines' characters. It is not necessary to have read all the novels, but a knowledge of the narratives will generate more fruitful discussions. I will provide a handout at each session to introduce a walk from one of the novels. I will offer some analysis and themes for discussion. For example, the contemporary ideas around female walking in the nineteenth century, or the contemporary fascination with landscapes.
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