Bailey Cove Classics

Bailey Cove Classics: Madame Bovary

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

In 1853 Flaubert wrote that his work on Madame Bovary was going slowly because his personality had never been of less use to him. On another occasion he stated he was Madame Bovary. Some critics take Madame Bovary to be a text about texts. Others believe Madam Bovary is merely proof that some people should never learn to read.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Princess Casamassima

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join us as we discuss this intriguing work by Henry James.

Bailey Cove Classics: A Tale of Two Cities

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am

*Please note!*  New & improved SNOW-FREE date! If you missed us on the 10th, please join us for the 24th!

Bailey Cove Classics: The Aspern Papers

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

With a decaying Venetian villa as a backdrop, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest for the personal documents of a deceased Romantic poet, one Jeffrey Aspern. Led by his mission into increasingly unscrupulous behavior, he is ultimately faced with relinquishing his heart's desire or attaining it at an overwhelming price.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Woman in White

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

"There in the middle of the broad, bright high-road-there, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth or dropped from the heaven-stood the figure of a solitary woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments." Thus young Walter Hartright first meets the mysterious woman in white in what soon became one of the most popular novels of the nineteenth century.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Clouds

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed conflict, and departure from tradition, Aristophanes' comic genius influenced the political and social order of his own fifth-century Athens. Plato singled out Aristophanes' play “The Clouds” as slander contributing to the trial and execution of Socrates although other satirical playwrights had caricatured the philosopher.

[This title replaces the Princess Casamassima discussion.]

Bailey Cove Classics: A Hero with a Thousand Faces

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Dr. Jennifer Garlen continues the discussion of Campbell's classic work on mythology and psychology.

Bailey Cove Classics: A Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, August 2, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Campbell outlines the Hero’s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world’s mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction. Discussion led by Dr. Jennifer Garlen.

Bailey Cove Classics: Shamela by Henry Fielding

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, July 5, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Henry Fielding wrote Shamela (1741) in response to Samuel Richardson's book Pamela (1740), of which Shamela is a splendidly bawdy travesty. Fielding demonstrates his concern for the corruption of contemporary society, politics, religion, morality, and taste. Discussion led by Dr. Jennifer Garlen.

Bailey Cove Classics: She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, June 7, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Charming satire concerns a young lady who poses as a serving girl to win the heart of a young gentleman too shy to court ladies of his own class. Discussion led by Dr. Jennifer Garlen.

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