Enjoy reading brainy books? Classics of world literature? Philosophy? Something entertaining, yet intellectually stimulating? Do you actually CHOOSE to pick up novels by the likes of E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, Emily Bronte, or maybe Toni Morrison? Does exploring philosophical classics (Plato's Symposium, maybe? Sartre? Hume?) actually appeal to you?
If reading great literature with a friendly, laid-back, edgy intellectual crowd turns you on, then this is the meetup for you. We won't take ourselves or anything TOO seriously, but we will delve into some fantastic books, talk about them, discuss, debate, learn, etc. And we will have fun.
This is our long book selection for the year. Let’s read The Forsyte Saga, a series of three novels and two interludes published between 1906 and 1921 by Nobel Prize–winning English author John Galsworthy.
We will discuss the first novel, The Man of Property.
The trilogy chronicles “the vicissitudes of the leading members of a large, upper-middle-class English family, similar to Galsworthy's family. Only a few generations removed from their farmer ancestors, the family members are keenly aware of their status as "new money". The main character, Soames Forsyte, sees himself as a "man of property" by virtue of his ability to accumulate material possessions – but this does not succeed in bringing him pleasure.” (Borrowed from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Forsyte_Saga). The book is available as part of Gutenberg project - https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2559/2559-h/2559-h.htm
The image is from 1967 BBC TV series.