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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016


Jane Austen
Call Number
PR4034 .P4 1965
2nd Floor Humanities
Book Review
Austen's last book had an interesting mixture of high and low points to me.  While I appreciated the fact that the protagonists were older and not in the first bloom of youth, and enjoyed the more biting tone of Austen's satire and sarcasm, the plot was relatively simple and straightforward and the characters were flatter and not as easily distinguishable as those of her earlier works.  Fans of Austen should read and will likely enjoy this book, although they may wonder what could have been if Austen had lived long enough to give it her characteristic polish in revisions.
Submitted By
Kristin Laughtin-Dunker
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
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