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Reading The Nineteenth-Century: Tess Of The D’Urbervilles

She had dreaded him, winced before him, succumbed to him, and that was all

from Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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 Thomas Hardy’s Tess of The D’Urbervilles.

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

Remaining sessions:

25 March: Thomas Hardy’s Tess of The D’Urbervilles

22 April: George Gissing’s The Unclassified

27 May:  George Moore’s Esther Waters

25th Mar 2020

7pm - 9pm


New cooks always want their own peculiar little odds & ends for cookery

Elizabeth Gaskell 1863