Jane Austen: A Quick & Unique Guide to Successful Reading

You Don't Need a Degree to Read the Classics! You Will Go From Novice to Reader-Ready Without Turning a Single Page.
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Understand the basic storyline in three of Jane Austen's most popular novels
Be well-prepared to read these three novels with confidence
Understand the major characters and themes in these three novels
Have more meaningful conversations about these novels


  • Courage to take the first steps towards reading some of the best novels ever written


"Having enjoyed Josh's witty insights and engaging manner in his previous courses I was expecting nothing less than another high quality course...Looking for a highly entertaining take on Jane Austen's novels? This is it!" --MICHAEL

Enjoy a richer experience while reading some of the best fiction ever written.

Benefit from reading great literature about some of life's most important issues.

I hear people say that they haven't read the Classics for numerous reasons:

  • "I'm too busy"
  • "The story seems confusing"
  • "The book is REALLY long"

Other people have read the books and say:

  • "I didn't really get it."
  • "I liked the story, but I'm not sure about the themes."
  • "I didn't understand what was happening because the language was difficult.


Allow my years of classroom teaching and experience to guide you!

In the classroom, a teacher builds "scaffolding" to help his/her students understand the material. In construction, scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support people and material while the real structure is being built.


My course won't replace the literary richness that you will find in a Jane Austen novel, but it will help you build your understanding of her great novel in under 60 minutes.

Here's How You Will Will Get More From These Great Books:

  • Animated Summaries that Make the Stories Come to Life
  • Storytelling Videos to Help you Understand the Themes
  • Short Bio of the Author to Better Understand the Cultural Impact
  • Lessons on Major Characters, Themes, and Quotes that Are Easy to Understand

You don't need a degree to enjoy the Classics -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.


Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants guidance before reading Jane Austen's novels
  • Anyone who wants a different perspective after reading Jane Austen's novels
  • Anyone who doesn't have time to read the novels...yet


Creator of The Wise Imagination
Josh Withrow
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I want to help people creatively tell their stories by giving them the tools to engage other people with captivating ideas. My 14 years of classroom teaching and my master's degree in English Literature give me the experience to make my classes both creative and informative. People don't need a degree to enjoy learning -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.

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