Bailey Cove Classics

Bailey Cove Classics: Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, May 3, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

A priceless diamond has been stolen from an Indian temple and bequeathed to Rachel Verinder. On her birthday, her beau Franklin brings her the gift, only to have it stolen again. No one is above suspicion, as Franklin and Sergeant Cuff piece together the riveting puzzle.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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

Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley-a sequel to Tom Sawyer-the book grew and matured under Twain's hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck's and Jim's voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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

Bailey Cove Classics: Civil Disobedience

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

Thoreau wrote this classic essay to advocate public resistance to the laws and acts of government that he considered unjust. The practical application of Civil Disobedience was largely ignored until the twentieth century when, at different times, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and anti-Vietnam War activists applied Thoreau's principles.

Bailey Cove Classics: Jane Eyre

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

An orphan girl's progress from the custody of cruel relatives to an oppressive boarding school culminates in a troubled career as a governess. Jane's first assignment at Thornfield, where the proud and cynical master harbors a scandalous secret, draws readers ever deeper into a compelling exploration of the mysteries of the human heart.

Bailey Cove Classics - The Brothers Karamazov

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, November 2, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Dostoevsky's greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880), is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist intellectual Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha - are all at some level involved. This discussion will specifically examine the chapter entitled "The Grand Inquisitor."

Bailey Cove Evening - Bonk

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
The best-selling author of Stiff and Spook turns her outrageous curiosity and infectious wit on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. [check the catalog]

Bailey Cove Classics - Dracula

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, October 5, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Dracula chronicles the vampire's journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London. There, he searches for the blood of strong men and beautiful women while his enemies plot to rid the world of his frightful power. In it, Stoker created a new word for terror, a new myth to feed our nightmares, and a character who will outlive us all.

Bailey Cove Classics - Fanny Hill

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, better known as Fanny Hill, is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963 an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in the 18th century, Cleland's open celebration of sexual enjoyment was a best selling novel. Fanny's story, as she falls into prostitution and then rises to respectability, takes the form of a confession that is vividly coloured by copious and explicit physiological details of her carnal adventures.

Bailey Cove Classics - Cyrano de Bergerac

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, August 3, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Cyrano, the gallant soldier and brilliant wit, also is a timid lover, and, because of his nose, woos his love by proxy of a more handsome man. 

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