Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, At Such an Assembly as This)
Pamela Aidan is an American author who has published a series of novels based on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". "An Assembly Such As This" is the first book in this series. This lesson discusses the author of "An Assembly Such As This", Pamela Aidan.
1) Internet research: Have the students research the author, Pamela Aidan. Explore the other works she has written, as well as her background. Take a look at interviews and the author's blog to gain information on her writing and where "An Assembly Such As This" fits in with her other work or personal background.
2) Class discussion: Discuss the following questions with the class:
a) What can researching Aidan's background and her other works tell the reader about the novel?
b) Does Aidan always write in the same genre?
c) Can a connection be made between Aidan's background and what she chooses...
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