Adult Book Group: Evening

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Program Type: Book Group
Age Group: Adults

Program description

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a lively discussion about this month's title. Drop by the library to pick up a copy of the book, or click the title below to see what we have in the library collection. All are welcome.

This month we will discuss Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations charts the course of orphan Pip Pirrip's life as it is transformed by a vast, mysterious inheritance. A terrifying encounter with the escaped convict Abel Magwitch in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decrepit Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella at Satis House; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor - these form a series of events that change the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble station as an apprentice to blacksmith Joe Gargery, beginning a new life as a gentleman. Charles Dickens's haunting late novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his identity, and his 'great expectations'.

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