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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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Introducing Trollope: The Warden

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 […]

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A Serial Reading of David Copperfield

This Newberry Seminar is now concluded. It was held in the spring of 2018. Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield is one of the Victorian era’s most beloved books, filled with memorable characters, entertaining plot twists, and poignant insights. This seminar invites participants to immerse themselves in the world of the novel by reading it in consecutive […]