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Bailey Cove Classics: Medea

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Author: 
Euripides
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Medea

Witch, barbarian, foreigner, or a woman wronged and committed to the most horrific kind of justice, Medea is a heroine who makes her audience shudder. Euripides shows us an astonishingly strong female protagonist, whom some readers have identified as the first feminist in Western literature. Seeing where her strength leads her, though, we must wonder if she was intended to be portrayed a model or as a warning. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Medea

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Bailey Cove Classics: Picture of Dorian Gray

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Author: 
Oscar Wilde
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Picture of Dorian Gray

A lush, cautionary tale of a life of vileness and deception, or a loving portrait of the aesthetic impulse run rampant? Why not both? After Basil Hallward paints a beautiful, young man's portrait, his subject's frivolous wish that the picture change and he remain the same comes true. Dorian Gray's picture grows aged and corrupt while he continues to appear fresh and innocent. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Picture of Dorian Gray

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Bailey Cove Classics: Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Monday, February 13, 2006 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Author: 
Zora Neale Hurston
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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Bailey Cove Classics: The Golden Apples

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Monday, March 6, 2006 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Author: 
Eudora Welty
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The Golden Apples

Collection of previously-published short stories by Eudora Welty plus one new novella-length story, "Main Families in Morgana." Symbolism from Greek mythology unifies the stories, all of which are set in the Mississippi Delta town of Morgana over a 40-year period. The hero of "Moon Lake" and the guitarist in "Music from Spain" are Perseus figures. King MacLain, the protagonist of "Shower of Gold," is a sexually adventurous Zeus figure. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: The Golden Apples

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Bailey Cove Classics: Les misérables

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Victor Hugo
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Les misérables

The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, became the gospel of the poor and the oppressed. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Les misérables

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Bailey Cove Classics: The Great Gatsby

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Monday, April 3, 2006 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Author: 
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby

A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: The Great Gatsby

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Bailey Cove Classics: Hedda Gabler

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Author: 
Henrik Ibsen
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Hedda Gabler

Universally condemned in 1890 when it was written, Hedda Gabler has since become one of Ibsen's most frequently performed plays. Its title role is elusive and complex: Hedda is an intelligent and ambitious woman, who has no means of finding personal fulfillment in the stifling world of late nineteenth-century bourgeois society. Too frightened of scandal to become involved with a brilliant, wayward writer, she opts for a conventional but loveless marriage in the hope of finding surrogate satisfaction through her husband's career. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Hedda Gabler

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Bailey Cove Classics: Inferno

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Monday, June 5, 2006 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Author: 
Dante
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Inferno

The first of the 3 canticles in La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy), this 14th-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise with his sojourn among the damned. There he encounters historical and mythological creatures -- each symbolic of a particular vice or crime. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Inferno

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Bailey Cove Classics: Ramayana

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Monday, July 3, 2006 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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R.K. Narayan
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Ramayana

Drawing his inspiration from the work of an eleventh century Tamil poet called Kamban, Narayan has used the talents of a master novelist to recreate the excitement and joy he has found in the classic Indian epic. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: Ramayana

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Bailey Cove Classics: The Prince

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Monday, August 7, 2006 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Author: 
Niccolò Machiavelli
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The Prince

What is truly meant by "Machiavellian"? Explore the book to seek answers. Possessed of a great intellect, Niccolò Machiavelli was uniquely suited to examine and explain the important details of statecraft. Machiavelli, like Plato and Pythagoras and Confucius two hundred odd decades before him, saw only one method by which a thinking man, himself not powerful, might do the work of state building, and that was by seizing the imagination of a Prince. With these writings, he has influenced the history of the world. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: The Prince

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