A Newberry Library Adult Education Seminar Charles Dickens’s challenging novel Little Dorrit explores poverty and privilege, fact and fiction, history and memory, the human capacity for fiction, and the experience of confinement. In this seminar, we will read and discuss the novel in manageable weekly installments (with no spoilers), following its characters and themes through the streets […]
A Newberry Adult Education Seminar Anthony Trollope’s 1855 novel The Warden revolves around an English cleric whose comfortable living is called into question not only by progressive voices in society but by his own conscience. While inaugurating the expansive Barsetshire series, The Warden on its own is a relatively short, intense examination of emotion, moral choice, and the social […]
A Newberry Library Adult Education Seminar See https://www.newberry.org/WS21GeorgeEliot for full registration information. Image: “Maggie Tulliver in the Boat,” by F. S. Church for the Handy Volume Edition of George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss, 1880 (Boston: Dana Estes & Company). https://babel.hathitrust.org.
A Newberry Library Adult Education Seminar See https://www.newberry.org/F20BleakHouse for full registration information. This seminar presents Charles Dickens’s masterpiece Bleak House in eight manageable weekly serial installments. We’ll read each installment and discuss it—with no spoilers—until we reach the novel’s end. Our discussions will explore Dickens’s humor, social commentary, psychological depth, and dazzling assortment of narrative […]
This guide will help you read George Eliot’s Middlemarch in nine sessions. It can also help teachers bring a serial reading of this novel to students. This serial reading guide is not designed to be read all at once, but studied in parts, along with the corresponding parts of the novel. Middlemarch was first published […]