5:45 – 7:45 pm
Charles Dickens is considered by many to be the most influential fiction writer of the nineteenth century, owing in part to his astounding prolificacy and in part to his innovations and contributions to publishing, copyright law, popular culture, and the development of the novel form. In lecture and discussion, we will focus on a close analytical reading of A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. This is the seventh in a series of seminars devoted to the reading of Dickens’s novels (to which newcomers are cordially welcome). Please read the first fourteen chapters of A Tale of Two Cities for the first meeting.
An educator for over twenty years, Tim Strzechowski holds an M.A. in English literature and regularly leads seminars on Paradise Lost and the literature of hell, along with his ongoing series on Dickens.
Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. Penguin Classics Edition, 2003. ISBN: 0141439602
Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. Penguin Classics Edition, 2002. ISBN: 0141439564
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Seven sessions, $180