The Making of Jane Austen's "Coda: 21st-century Jane Austen," looks at the author in popular culture and media, new and old. This brief final section traces the endurance of the matters considered in this book, from illustrations in today's adult coloring books, to the revival of Austen adaptations for the stage, to her continued appearance in schools and political debate, in order to speculate about the future of her image and reputation at the bicentenary of her death.
Is It right for your book club?
Yes, definitely! The paperback edition now includes a brief reader's guide with discussion questions. I'd love to hear from you if you're considering choosing it.
This book works best in clubs familiar with Austen's fiction OR its film adaptations. (You could read or watch Pride and Prejudice and then choose this book.)