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Tess of the d'Urbervilles

[Note:  meeting location is subject to change, since HPB is closing.  Location is yet to be determined, but will remain in the Capitol Hill area.]

Date changed due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Hardy’s penultimate work, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is arguably the greatest tragedy of all Victorian literature. It tells the story of Tess, an impoverished woman whose past relations and miscarriage cause her to be rejected by her husband on their wedding night. Touching upon the themes of class, religion, gender, and sexuality, the novel was highly controversial for its time and is held in high esteem by literary scholars to this day.

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  • Pat M.

    Have been really enjoying the meetups, and this morning was no exception. I always come away with new insights and information. Thanks, everyone! Pat McShea

    June 2, 2013

  • Lynne W.

    Good to see all of you this morning. Please do not let our group die. Let's definitely meet at whatever venue Brian comes up with. I so enjoy our discussions. Also - should we offer Brian our suggestions for 2013 - 2014 reading at our end-of-June meeting?

    Take care all! Lynne

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the last minute cancellation - but my end-of-quarter schoolwork is taking much more time than I anticipated. Home to make it to a future event!

    June 1, 2013

  • Brian C.

    Amy, I called them and they verified they will be open regular hours on the 2nd. I knew about the closing so I made sure they would be open.

    May 30, 2013

  • Amy

    I stopped by Half Price Books today and was told they were closing "on Sunday", so I am not sure if they will be open for our meetup. There is a Starbucks at Olive & Belmont which might work as an intermediate location while we decide on a new permanent place.

    May 30, 2013

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