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Victorian Book Group – The Age of Innocence

Thursday 17 October, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

October sees the turn of Edith Wharton’s 1920 novel, set in New York’s high society of the 1870s.

The Victorian book group continues its focus on reading (and rereading) classic works of fiction. Our scope spans the long nineteenth century and often includes neo-Victorian novels. We are especially interested in writings by and about women, and always feature one work by Elizabeth Gaskell.

In 2019, we will explore the genre of the family saga and continue our investigation of how the British novel developed in conversation with other national literary traditions.

New members are warmly welcomed to attend our meetings, held at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House on the 3 Thursday of every month from 1 – 2:15 pm.

The cost is £1 plus the usual House admission (tickets valid for 12 months).

2019 Reading List

November 21: Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

December: The Man of Property (Book 1 of The Forsyte Saga) by John Galsworthy