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New Jersey Region: Sister Novelists

Mar 25

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Lives of the Porter Sisters

Sister Novelists

Join the New Jersey Region for an in-person event with author and Austen scholar Devoney Looser on her new book, Sister Novelists.

With 26 novels—including a bestseller—under their collective belt and a hand in inventing the historical novel, Jane and Anna Maria Porter should be known around the world. But their renown was seemingly opposite the fate of Jane Austen’s, one of their contemporaries. After Austen’s passing, her fame grew, but the Porter sisters’ notoriety faded over time. Explore the tumultuous lives of these literary sisters as Looser discusses her recently published biography and the thousands of family letters used to compile a portrait of the Porters' lives.

Email jasnanewjersey@gmail.com to register.