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North East Book Club

North East Book Club

Meetings at 1:30

All are welcome

 

June 20, 2017
1:30 at The Meeting House
Northampton Campus

Little Dorrit
by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit is a novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in serial form between 1855 and 1857. It satirizes the shortcomings of both government and society, including the institution of debtors’ prisons, where debtors were imprisoned, unable to work, until they repaid their debts. The prison in this case is the Marshallese, where Dickens’s own father had been imprisoned. Dickens is also critical of the lack of a social safety net, the treatment and safety of industrial workers, as well the bureaucracy of the British Treasury, in the form of his fictional “Circumlocution Office”. In addition he satirizes the stratification of society that results from the British class system. The story is as contemporary as it is classic. (The Kindle edition is free.)
July 18th
Trace: Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape
The Inn

August 15th
Behold the Dreamers
The Meeting House

All Lathrop residents are welcome at the North East Book Club. Read the book for the month and then join in a discussion that will allow you to share your insights while learning how others have experienced the book. Come, and bring a friend.