"Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy, October 9th 2011

  • October 9, 2011 · 8:00 PM
  • London Good Books club

The Classic Book Club starts at 8PM (usually on Sundays)

Entrance £2 ( to cover cost of room hire ) FREE TEA & COFFEE. WINE £1(£2 large glass).....then we often retire to the local pub afterwards.

The next BOOK CLUB meeting is on:-

October 9th 2011 marvelously readable "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy ( quite a long book , but you have 3 months to read it + it's only £2.50 in the Wordsworth paperback series !) Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction; Dostoevsky declared it to be "flawless as a work of art", William Faulkner wrote "the best ever written"& Nabokov admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style" . Demonstrated by a recent poll published in 2007 by J. Peder Zane it was declared the "greatest novel ever written". Not just a tragic love story but a ground breaking & intimate study of human behavior , hypocrisy, marriage, carnal desire, class, education reform, women's rights & progress ; in fact a vast panorama of Russian life written in great breadth and depth .


November 2011 ( date to be announced) "Confessions of a Justified Sinner" by James Hogg Pub 1824. One of the major Scottish novels of its time ; masterpiece of the supernatural & a study of Calvinist religious fanaticism . A Major influence on Irvine Welsh's "Trainspotting" with its anarchic , satiric tone & use of very salty vernacular. Andre Gide tells how he was "voluptuously tormented" by it; even the prig Wordsworth claimed "He was undoubtedly a man of original genius, but of coarse manners and low and offensive opinions " oooohhh yummy ! (quite a short book also only £2.50 in the Wordsworth paperback series ).

 

EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED THE CURRENT BOOK PLEASE STILL FEEL FREE TO COME

" Nice friendly group & we liked the choice of books ...varied but quality"

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Location: ( map below)
Salon Meeting Room,
First Floor, 1a Hollybush Place,
(Off Bethnal Green Road) E2 9QX

We are Just across from Bethnal Green Tube(one stop after Liverpool St- central line) From the tube station, walk under iron railway bridge. Hollybush Place is immediately the FIRST STREET ON YOUR RIGHT, JUST NEXT TO THE RAILWAY BRIDGE. The “Globe” Estate agents ( a red painted shop,is right on it’s corner)
No 1A is just 10 yards down the street.Go to the first floor & across the roof patio to the gallery meeting room.
(Also nearest buses are: 8, 106, 254, 309, 388, D3, D6 )

If you get lost call[masked] & I will be happy to direct you.


EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED THE CURRENT BOOK PLEASE STILL FEEL FREE TO COME

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  • London Community N.

    a real classic ...wide ranging ; beautifully written. Excellent chat after ....2 hours !

    October 26, 2011

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