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Fencing with Fate: Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

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Great Expectations, one of Dickens' powerful late novels, came out in 1861. Many OLLI members probably read heavily abridged versions in high school, and they know who Miss Havisham is, right? The full novel is of course far richer than the standard abridgements, a coming-of-age narrative shrouded in mystery, peopled with vibrant, indelible characters, and laced with penetrating critiques of Victorian society. Most critics view it as one of Dickens' two or three greatest novels. Charles Dickens was halfway through The Mystery of Edwin Drood when he died in June of 1870; critics regard this inventive work as one of the four great unfinished Victorian novels. We invite you to join us for discussion of these two fascinating works.  We will use the Penguin paperback editions for both novels: Great Expectations, Charles Dickens, edited by Charlotte Mitchell, introduction by David Trotter (Penguin, 2002), ISBN 0-141-43956-4 or ISBN 9780141439563, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Charles Dickens, introduction and notes by David Paroissien (Penguin, 2002), ISBN 0-140-43926-9.
Great Expectations, one of Dickens' powerful late novels, came out in 1861. Many OLLI members probably read heavily abridged versions in high school, and they know who Miss Havisham is, right? The full novel is of course far richer than the standard abridgements, a coming-of-age narrative shrouded in mystery, peopled with vibrant, indelible characters, and laced with penetrating critiques of Victorian society. Most critics view it as one of Dickens' two or three greatest novels. Charles Dickens was halfway through The Mystery of Edwin Drood when he died in June of 1870; critics regard this inventive work as one of the four great unfinished Victorian novels. We invite you to join us for discussion of these two fascinating works.  We will use the Penguin paperback editions for both novels: Great Expectations, Charles Dickens, edited by Charlotte Mitchell, introduction by David Trotter (Penguin, 2002), ISBN 0-141-43956-4 or ISBN 9780141439563, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Charles Dickens, introduction and notes by David Paroissien (Penguin, 2002), ISBN 0-140-43926-9.
 

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Location
500 Davis Center

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Julie West Johnson2.Michael Singer 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/10/2019 - 12/10/2019 Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Michael Singer  ; Julie West Johnson