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How to Read a Novel: VI, Precision — The Gate of Angels, Penelope Fitzgerald
February 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
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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 The Gate of Angels, a hugely precise novel about Edwardian Cambridge. We will be asking the same question as the critics. How does she do it?