Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, February 26 – April 16

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This class has been cancelled.
Led by Tim Strzechowski

By the early 1860s Dickens was writing what would become one of the most prescient literary works about wealth and poverty. We will focus on a close analytical reading of his last full-length novel, Our Mutual Friend (1865), and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which Dickens left unfinished upon his death in 1870. This is the final in a series of seminars devoted to reading Dickens’s novels, to which newcomers are cordially welcomed. Please read the first thirteen chapters of Our Mutual Friend for the first session.

An educator for over twenty years, Tim Strzechowski holds an M.A. in English literature and leads seminars on Paradise Lost and the literature of Hell, along with this ongoing series.

Materials List
Required:
Dickens, Charles. Our Mutual Friend. Penguin Classics, 1998. ISBN: 0140434976
Dickens, Charles. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Penguin Classics, 2002. ISBN: 0140439269

Recommended:
Dickens, Charles. Mugby Junction. Hespersus Classics, 2005. ISBN: 1843911299

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $190