Laurel Ann from Austenprose is hosting "By the seaside with Sanditon" this week. Sanditon, Jane Austen's last, unfinished novel, is one of the books I chose for the Jane Austen Challenge, so I thought this week-long event was the perfect excuse to read it.
Sanditon is a very short book, with a cast of interesting characters gathered in an emerging seaside village. There's plenty of time to grab a copy of the book and read along, and those of you without a copy at your fingertips can still follow the discussion (and even enter to win a copy).
Here's what Laurel Ann has planned:
Monday, March 15 -- Introduction to Sanditon and character list
Tuesday, March 16 -- Discussion of chapters 1-4 and review of The Watsons and Sandition (Naxos AudioBooks)
Wednesday, March 17 -- Julie of AustenOnly guest blogs about Regency-era seaside resorts
Thursday, March 18 -- Discussion of chapters 5-8, the history of the manuscript, and a discussion of Sir Edward Denham the seducer
Friday, March 20 -- Mandy N. guest blogs about Regency-era seaside fashions
Saturday, March 21 -- Discussion of chapters 9-12 and review of Sanditon (Hesperus Press)
Sunday, March 22 -- Event wrap up
Sanditon is my first foray into Austen's minor works, and I'll be reading the first four chapters tonight. I hope some of you will join in the discussion at Austenprose, and at the very least, stay tuned for my review of Sanditon later this week.