Victorian Secrets Book Discussion
TIME: 7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by Marsha BanSavage, Co-sponsored by CT Humanities at 7:00 PM.
In Victorian England, the status and role of women were subjects of political debate, literary discourse and pictorial representation. From the idealization of The Angel in the House (the domestic guardian of morality and virtue) to the imprisonment of The Madwoman in the Attic (the closeted hysteric), various images of women suffuse Victorian literature and art. Through discussions of four great novels of the period, we will consider the depiction of women in an age in which women were both worshipped and subjugated.
March 4th – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
April 1st - Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
May 6th - Tess of the D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
June 3rd – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Old Lyme - Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library
2 Library Lane
Old Lyme, CT 06371