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Fashions in Fiction with Kandie Carle, January 21, 2018


Fashions in Fiction
Kandie Carle

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Community Room, Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library

A delightful show-and-tell on the clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen's fiction, which will include dressing "Elizabeth Bennet" and "Mr. Darcy," and readings from Miss Austen's letters and novels.

While dressed in authentic Regency attire, Ms. Carle will give a detailed overview of the clothing of the Regency era (early 1800s) for both gentlemen and ladies. Then Ms. Carle shares excerpts from Austen's personal letters as well as passages from some of the novels, highlighting Miss Austen's use of clothing and fashion to define character and class, enhance story line, and develop plot points.

Teens through adults will enjoy discovering just how important fashion was 200 years ago!


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