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How to Read a Novel: II, Morality — Silas Marner, George Eliot
October 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST
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Do you want to read more classic fiction? Do you want to know more about how novels work, their technique? Do you want to do this in a low pressure bookclub-style setting? Join Henry Oliver, who writes The Common Reader for this series on How to Read a Novel.
In this series, we will learn how novels work: the clues that novelists leave us. Each book is a tapestry. All the threads work together. Nothing is there for no good reason. As we learn more, we become better readers.
This month’s novel is Silas Marner, George Eliot’s fable of fortune. How can a book that is so realistic also be read like a fairytale? What is the role of morality in a novel?
The rest of the books for the series are:
Persuasion, Jane Austen
A Room with a View, E. M. Forster
The Death of the Heart, Elizabeth Bowen
The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
The Gate of Angels, Penelope Fitzgerald