Book Club reading A Tale of Two Cities

Sydney Carton (c. 1895), by English illustrator Frederick Barnard

Sydney Carton (c. 1895), by English illustrator Frederick Barnard

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is one of Charles Dickens’ late works, in which the full power of his prose and imagination are ever-present. The novel is set just before and during the French Revolution and is concerned with big themes of life—hatred and love, fear and courage, dissipation and redemption. As with Dickens’ other great works, moral instruction is always accomplished through the sheer vitality of the author’s story-telling and characters.

A Tale of Two Cities is the Library Book Club’s March selection. We will meet to discuss the novel on Thursday, March 27 at 12:00. Dr. Peter Fraser, professor of literature and film in the College of Arts & Sciences will lead our discussion. The Library has numerous resources on this great classic, including hardcopy and electronic versions, criticism, films, and documentaries. Click here to peruse our holdings.

Distance students and faculty are invited to join Book Club discussions live via Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts is Google’s free, east-to-use videoconferencing software. Here is the Library’s permanent link for all Hangout events: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/event/c0lnc83s5ok7tecuqdcnjg0mcno?authuser=0&eid=100028809078157626561&hl=en.

For more information about the Library Book Club, including a current schedule, see our new webpage or contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.