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A Serial Reading of Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend

A Newberry Library Adult Education Seminar Our Mutual Friend is Charles Dickens’s last completed novel, filled with humor, dark satire, multiple plot lines, and remarkable prose. This seminar considers the book in serial weekly installments (no spoilers) for an engaging in-depth look at Dickens’s literary craft, social criticism, and psychological insight. Eight sessions via Zoom. […]

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A Serial Reading of Daniel Deronda

A Newberry Library Adult Education Seminar Registration is now closed. George Eliot’s final novel is ambitious, challenging, and astonishingly multi-dimensional. With Daniel Deronda, Eliot blends a provocative examination of marriage and personal aspiration with a meditation on Jewish identity in Victorian Britain. This seminar invites participants to immerse themselves in the world of the novel […]

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A Serial Reading of Little Dorrit

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 […]

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A Serial Reading of The Mill on the Floss

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.

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A Serial Reading of Bleak House

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 […]