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Bailey Cove Classics: Madame Bovary

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Author: 
Gustave Flaubert
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Madame Bovary

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. This edition takes account of the controversies surrounding both Madame Bovary and Madame Bovary, and so includes 12 new critical essays, transcripts of Flaubert's obscenity trial, and a new introduction by Cohen (French and Italian, Stanford U.) Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Madame Bovary

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Bailey Cove Classics: The Princess Casamassima

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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0940450569
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Author: 
Henry James
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The Princess Casamassima

Join us as we discuss this intriguing work by Henry James. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: The Princess Casamassima

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Bailey Cove Classics: A Tale of Two Cities

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Author: 
Charles Dickens
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A Tale of Two Cities

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 A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for eighteen years without trial by the aristocratic authorities. Finally released, he is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, who despite her French ancestry has been brought up in London. Lucie falls in love with Charles Darnay, another expatriate, who has abandoned wealth and a title in France because of his political convictions. When revolution breaks out in Paris, Darnay returns to the city to help an old family servant, but there he is arrested because of the crimes committed by his relations. His wife, Lucie, their young daughter, and her aged father follow him across the Channel, thus putting all their lives in danger.

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Bailey Cove Classics: The Aspern Papers

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Monday, December 6, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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0486419223
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James, Henry
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The Aspern Papers

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. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: The Aspern Papers

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Bailey Cove Classics: The Woman in White

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Monday, October 4, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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1416509798
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Collins, Wilkie
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The Woman in White

"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. Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall readers ever since.
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Bailey Cove Classics: The Clouds

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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0451214099
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Author: 
Aristophanes
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The Clouds

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.

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Bailey Cove Classics: A Hero with a Thousand Faces

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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Joseph Campbell
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A Hero with a Thousand Faces

Dr. Jennifer Garlen continues the discussion of Campbell's classic work on mythology and psychology. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: A Hero with a Thousand Faces

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

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Monday, August 2, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Author: 
Joseph Campbell
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A Hero with a Thousand Faces

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. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: A Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

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Bailey Cove Classics: Shamela by Henry Fielding

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Monday, July 5, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Henry Fielding
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Shamela

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. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Shamela by Henry Fielding

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Bailey Cove Classics: She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

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Monday, June 7, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Oliver Goldsmith
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She Stoops to Conquer

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. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

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