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Meetup details changed: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte

From: Sheila C
Sent on: Sunday, May 16, 2010 8:03 PM
Announcing the book for June's East London and Essex Book Club Meetup:

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte

When: Monday, June 14,[masked]:00 pm
(Please note the club night is now on the 2nd Monday of the month instead of the 1st.)

Where:
Slug and Lettuce
184 George Lane
South Woodford
LONDON E18 1AY


The mysterious new tenant of Wildfell Hall has a dark secret, but as the captivated Gilbert Markham will discover, it is not the story circulating among local gossips. Living under an assumed name, ?Helen Graham? is the estranged wife of a dissolute rake, desperate to protect her son from his destructive influence. Her diary entries reveal the shocking world of debauchery and cruelty from which she has fled. Combining a sensational story of a man?s physical and moral decline through alcohol, a study of marital breakdown, a disquisition on the care and upbringing of children, and a hard-hitting critique of the position of women in Victorian society, this passionate tale of painful betrayal is tempered by Anne Bronte?s optimistic belief in universal redemption. Drawing on her first-hand experiences with her brother Branwell, Bronte?s novel scandalized contemporary readers. It still retains its power to shock.

To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/book-club-london-east-and-essex/calendar/13500089/

You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/book-club-london-east-and-essex/suggestion/

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