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Secrets and Lies in Jane Austen’s Novels – GI 23 062 (Online)

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24 November 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

Tutor: Dr Danielle Grover

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Date: 24 November 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Length of Course:
2 Fridays
Reference Code:
GI 23 062
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


When secrets and lies are uncovered in Jane Austen’s fiction, they cause shock and intrigue, adding flavour to the plot. What is their exact role in Austen’s fiction? This course will examine the role of secrets and lies by exploring secretive characters and events, considering how they operate in relationships and the plot. In particular we will focus on ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and ‘Sense & Sensibility’.

Please read and bring the novels to the sessions.


Dominic Cooper as Willoughby in BBC’s Sense & Sensibility, 2008.

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About the Speaker

Dr Danielle Grover

Dr Danielle Grover has delivered fourteen courses on Jane Austen since 2014, after completing her doctoral thesis on Jane Austen and other eighteenth-century novelists. She was a Teaching Fellow in Romanticism at University College Dublin and has held a number of teaching positions in sixth-form colleges and universities. Currently, Danielle has had eight articles published on eighteenth-century writers and she has lectured on music’s role in the eighteenth-century novel at over ten international conferences in Australia, Ireland, the U.K and in the U.S. In 2008, Danielle spent two months as a visiting fellow at Chawton House Library in Chawton, which was the village where Jane Austen worked on her major novels. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys piano-playing, reading and ballet.


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