Reading The Nineteenth Century: The Unclassed
It is our duty never to speak ill of others, you know; least of all when we know that to do so will be the cause of much pain and trouble
from The Unclassed by George Gissing
Join us for the latest in a series of evening reading workshops at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, and enter the troubled world of fallen women in the Victorian novel.
When a women’s virtue is compromised, what choices lie open to her? Whose fault is it that she falls in the first place? And what will happen to the children born as a result? To answer these questions, join Sherry Ashworth, Visiting Teaching Fellow at Manchester Writing School, who will lead you into the turbulent fictional lives of these Nineteenth-century women.
This month’s classic is George Gissing’s The Unclassed.
The course is perfect for the general reader who wants to explore their reading a little more deeply. You can sign up to all sessions, or come to individual sessions, as suits your interests. Participants will be expected to read the stories ahead of the monthly discussions, and to share their ideas with the rest of the group.
Workshops run from 7-9pm on Wednesdays
Each session is £10
22 April: George Gissing’s The Unclassed
27 May: George Moore’s Esther Waters
7pm - 9pm