Given the current Covid-19 outbreak, our committee has taken the decision to cancel or postpone our events until further notice. At time of writing, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has closed its doors until a planned review in July. All events listed are subject to change or cancellation.
Please stay safe, dear members, and we hope to see you at our events and meetings again before too long.
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Victorian Book Group – Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family
Thursday 19 September, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
The September meeting is about Thomas Mann’s 1901 novel which details the decline of a wealthy German merchant family over four generations.
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
October 17: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
November 21: Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
December: The Man of Property (Book 1 of The Forsyte Saga) by John Galsworthy
As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.