Book Into Film: Persuasion

December 06, 2012

Contact: Debbie Carton (Ph: 510-981-6139)

Berkeley Public Library invites you to a viewing of Roger Michell’s film of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Austen’s last novel marks a break from her previous works, with poignancy and biting satire.  Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth were once engaged, but Anne was persuaded by her family to break off the engagement and find a better match.  Nine years later, the couple has a second chance at love.  The British film features many actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company and was acclaimed for its subtlety and naturalistic style. Discussion group participants will read the book at home and then gather at 1:30 on Sunday, January 6, 2013 in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room at Berkeley’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street to view the film together. After viewing the film, participants will discuss the book, the movie and the adaptation process. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library (, this free Book into Film program at the Central Library takes place every other month and offers adult and teen patrons the opportunity to discuss books, films and the art of adaptation. Participation is limited and registration is recommended. Please call (510) 981-6139 to register for this program. The Central Library is open Monday, noon-8 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m.  For questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY 510-548-1240,

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