Reading the Nineteenth Century: Wilkie Collins
Join us for a reading course which looks into the dark side of Victorian fiction. Sherry Ashworth, Visiting Teaching fellow at Manchester Writing School will lead you on a journey into the dark heart of nineteenth century writing in this five-part evening course at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. April’s session will examine Wilkie Collins’ Poor Miss Finch.
We are all prone to dark imaginings – and the Victorians were no different. Throughout the nineteenth century, there was a persistent interest in the duality of the individual and society and the evil that lies inside us. Come and delve into the darker side of nineteenth century fiction. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome while being chilled to the bone!
These sessions are for the general reader who wants to explore their reading a little more deeply. Participants will be expected to read the book ahead of the monthly discussion, and to share their ideas with the rest of the group.
Each session costs £8. Come to all five, or to individual sessions, to suit your interests.
April 24: Poor Miss Finch Wilkie Collins
May 22: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
Wed 24th Apr 7pm - 9pm