On Sunday afternoon, October 14, 2018, Peg Hesley facilitated an engaging and entertaining discussion of Professor John Mullan’s book, What Matters in Jane Austen? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved. For the sake of time, Peg concentrated on four chapters from the book, using videos featuring Professor Mullan:


1. How much does age matter?

11. Is there any sex in Jane Austen?

13. How much money is enough?

18. What are the right and wrong ways to propose marriage?

Additionally, the group enjoyed two other videos where Professor Mullan discussed Jane Austen’s writing style and voice, and her use of dialogue:



For your added enjoyment, here are Peg’s lovely presentation slides (click to view):


What Matters in Jane Austen