Classics Book Club Online
As writer Italo Calvino says, “A Classic has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers,” and we readers certainly have lots to say in response. Join us for lively discussions as we visit books that remain fresh and innovative: the Classics.
This book club meets the 1st Tuesday of every month on Zoom. To get the Zoom link please register below.
This month we'll be discussing The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
Oscar Wilde’s only novel is the dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty.
In this celebrated work Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. For over a century, this mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense has enjoyed wide popularity. It ranks as one of Wilde's most important creations and among the classic achievements of its kind.
- Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Show more dates
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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