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If you would like to read those books that you feel you ought to have read but have never gotten around to it, then this is the group for you. Book selections will be chosen from "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die," edited by Peter Boxall. The list of books, which comprises selections in many genres from the 1600s-2000s, is in the Files section. We try to have two meetings per month. The main meeting, which I organize, is dedicated to a more modern classic (post-1900) while the second meeting, led by an assistant organizer, will discuss an older book (pre-1900). Our reading list of past and future book selections also can be found in the Files section. Hope you can join us.

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Welcome, Classic Book Readers!

  • August 13 · 3:00 PM

    What Maisie Knew by Henry James

    23 Book Readers

    What Maisie Knew is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Chap-Book and (revised and abridged) in the New Review in 1897 and then as a book later... Learn more
  • July 30 · 3:00 PM

    House of Mirth

    27 Book Readers

    From Goodreads.com: First published in 1905, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH shocked the New York society it so deftly chronicles, portraying the moral, social and economic... Learn more
  • July 16 · 3:00 PM

    A Passage to India-- E.M. Forster

    27 Book Readers

    376 pgs From Goodreads: "When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs. Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and... Learn more
  • July 2 · 3:00 PM

    White Teeth- Zadie Smith

    27 Book Readers

    Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But... Learn more
  • June 18 · 3:00 PM

    Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

    8 Book Readers

    Originally published in 1999, Cryptonomicon zooms all over the world, careening conspiratorially back and forth between two time periods--World War II and the present.... Learn more
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