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Great Literature Discussion: Middlemarch by George Eliot (Online)

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Against the backdrop of the proposed Reform Bill, the new railroads, and scientific advances, this quiet drama of ordinary lives is played out by the novel’s complexly portrayed characters—until the arrival of two outsiders further disrupts the town’s equilibrium. Every bit as powerful and perceptive in our time as it was in the Victorian era, Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s clear-eyed, yet humane understanding of characters caught up in the mysterious unfolding of self-knowledge.

Literary works will be discussed based on what can be found in the text in order to enrich each other’s interpretation of the novel/novella. All are welcome to join and any edition or translation of the book under discussion can be used. Read the work in advance and be prepared to discuss the aspects of interest to you by referring to specific related text and reading it to the group. Moderated by Ethical NYC member Gunther Tielemans.

For complete access information, including Meeting ID, please see this week’s Ethical Weekly email or contact Gunther.

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Date:
February 17
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Elliott Library (507)
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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