6 – 7:30 pm
At the center of The Ambassadors, the novel Henry James considered his greatest, is Lambert Strether, in Paris to persuade a wayward young man to return to his blueblood Massachusetts family. While there, Strether awakens to the distance between the person he feels himself to be and the life he has been living. The Ambassadors is a profound exploration of our yearning for freedom and authenticity and the illusions that inevitably shape our fate. Please read Book One for the first meeting.
Mike Levine’s most recent Newberry seminar was on George Eliot’s Middlemarch. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Rice University.
James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Modern Library, 2012. ISBN: 978-0812982701
CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Seven sessions, $180