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Brown Bag Book Club

Event Type: Library Programs
Date: 4/1/2014
Start Time: 12:15 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
 Join us the first Tuesday of every month at 12:15 for a lively lunchtime discussion. The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Dickens's last novel, lay unfinished at his death. Speculation remains rife as to its probable conclusion; evidence suggests that, fascinated as Dickens was by details of the plotting, his basic concern was for character and appropriate setting, in particular the character of the hero-villain, Jasper. The ancient city of Cloisterham, its cathedral a reminder of mortality, human frailty, and the lawful life, is an effective background for what Dickens's daughter called a tale of 'the tragic secrets of the human heart'. Humour is provided by a host of characters ranging from Mr Grewgious, the admirable though eccentric lawyer, and Miss Twinkleton, guardian of the Young Ladies' Seminary, to Durdles, the hard-drinking stonemason, and Deputy, the irreverent lodging-house boy.#Dickens
Library: Orlando Public Library
Location: Magnolia Room