Friday, November 4, 2011

Jane Eyre Book Discussion

Join us Monday, November 14 at 7:00 PM for a discussion of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. This is the second in our fall book discussion series featuring novels by British women.

Published in 1847, Jane Eyre was an immediate success, and it continues to resonate for contemporary readers with its vivid portrait of a strong, complex female character and its story of her passionate love for Edward Rochester. Bronte offers a psychologically astute portrayal of a plain and poor young woman's growth from girlhood to adult, while commenting on the social conventions of the Victorian era and the limits placed on her character as a result of her sex and class.

The fall series will conclude on Monday, December 12 with a discussion of Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.

Book discussions are free and open to the public, and copies of the book are available to borrow from the library in advance.

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