Consider yourself in Florence in 1492 when the zealous Savonorola is preaching and Machiavelli is spouting his political theories. George Eliot’s well-researched novel, Romola, believed by Melville and Eliot herself to be her best, introduces these historical figures while focusing on the dramatic lives of the fictional scholar Tito and his idealistic wife, Romola. Class discussions on Zoom will be accompanied by mini-lecture and video clips. Please read the first four chapters before the first class. NOTE: A free online edition is available. If purchasing from Amazon, be sure to buy the complete Penguin edition (approx. 600pp).
Tracy Marks, M.A. has taught continuing ed courses for 39 years, and specializes in literature, poetry writing, personal growth, Photoshop and eBay courses.