Are you tired of reading groups that only read modern fiction?

We invite you to join our group specialising in 19th century English literature, for people who are interested in books by and about the Brontës and in the history and literature of the 19th century in general.

We want to return to the classics that have stood the test of time and also fill in our knowledge of the period by reading:

  • The Brontës and works relating to them (biography, criticism, modern novels inspired by the Brontës….)
  • Jane Austen, Hardy, Dickens, George Eliot….
  • Biography and history providing background to the 19th century

Books on our reading list for 2017-18:

Portrait of a Lady (1881) by Henry James
The Vampyre 
(1819) by John William Polidori together with: Carmilla (1871) by Sheridan Le Fanu
The Odd Women 
(1893) by George Gissing
Villette 
(1853) by Charlotte Brontë
Diary of a Nobody 
(1892) by George and Weedon Grossmith
Sense and Sensibility 
(1811) by Jane Austen
Felix Holt, the Radical 
(1866) by George Eliot

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