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New Meetup: Portrait of a Lady: Our January Meetup

From: Stephen W.
Sent on: Friday, December 5, 2008 4:05 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Classic Literature Book Club!

What: Portrait of a Lady: Our January Meetup

When: January 13,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: I read this a decade or so ago and remember being struck, not by the beauty of its prose, but by its emotional intelligence and psychological insight.

Here's the Amazon.com description:

"When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. She then finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond, who, beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation, is cruelty itself. A story of intense poignancy, Isabel's tale of love and betrayal still resonates with modern audiences. "

Another noteworthy thing about this novel, for our purposes, is that, clocking in at over 500 pages in my edition, is the largest book we will have read so far. Consequently, I'm padding the schedule a bit; this meetup will not occur until the second week in January.

Hope to see you there!

Learn more here:
http://classics.meetup.com/68/calendar/9288697/

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