Following the 200th anniversary of George Eliot’s birth, we will read and discuss her most famous novel, Middlemarch, admired by Virginia Woolf as “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.”
An engaging character study and exploration of 19th century society, Middlemarch will introduce us to the idealistic Dorothea Brooke, the narrow-minded scholar/clergyman Casaubon, and the reformist
doctor/artist Will Ladislaw, who gain or fail to gain self-knowledge through conflict. Class sessions will involve mini-lectures, discussion and film clips from the BBC mini-series. Students should expect to read about 90 pages a week. Please read the first eight chapters before the first class.
Lexington Community Education Large Conference Room, 146 Maple Street, access via 328 Lowell St. The LCE Office Conference Room is in the Old Harrington/Lexington Public Schools Central Office building. We are located in the back corner. Look for the Blue Awning listing “Lexington Community Education”.
Tracy Marks, M.A. has taught continuing ed courses for 39 years, and specializes in literature, poetry writing, personal growth, Photoshop and eBay courses.