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Discussion – Elizabeth Gaskell’s Short Fiction: ‘A Dark Night’s Work’

‘One little hour ago I was innocent of this man’s blood!’

Passion! Death! A buried body! And a dispute over the text with Charles Dickens!

Join Dr Diane Duffy for a lively discussion about one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s shorter works of fiction, A Dark Night’s Work. (This follows a previous discussion on 12 May)

Is this story, published by Dickens in 1863, a love story or crime fiction? Come along and give your opinion, or find out more about this tale of finely-observed psychological drama and the choices we make that can haunt us and those that we love.

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Included in House entry (£5 / £4)

26th May 2019

1pm - 1.45pm

Talk, Talks

Plans are like a card-house-if one gives way, all the others come rattling about your head

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1864