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Online Talk: Bad Women

‘Revenge may be wicked, but it’s perfectly natural.’ Becky Sharpe, Vanity Fair, 1847

The stereotype of the Victorian woman is that of a domestic angel, pure, innocent and a helpmate to her husband. But the women in this talk challenge that with a vengeance! Enjoy a look at the dark side with the bad women of Vanity Fair, Mary Barton, Little Dorrit, Daniel Deronda and many more. Join Sherry Ashworth for a look at how the worst women in literature shock society and defy convention. How do these badly behaved characters make their own way in the world? Are they really mad, bad and dangerous to know? A chance to find out more about some old favourites and perhaps discover some new stories too. Not to be missed!

The discussion will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short question session afterwards.

Extremely interesting. Sherry is excellent! She is funny, lively, intelligent and compassionate.’ Visitor to previous event

Wednesday 20 September, 7-8pm

£5 per ticket

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20th Sep 2023

7pm - 8pm

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Elizabeth Gaskell, 1850