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
25 March: Thomas Hardy’s Tess of The D’Urbervilles
22 April: George Gissing’s The Unclassified
27 May: George Moore’s Esther Waters
7pm - 9pm