Reading the Nineteenth Century - The Dark Side
We are all prone to dark imaginings – and the Victorians were no different.
Throughout the nineteenth century, there was a persistent interest in the duality of the individual and society and the evil that lies inside us.
Come and delve into the darker side of nineteenth century fiction. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome while being chilled to the bone!
January 23: Elizabeth Gaskell’s supernatural fiction (The Old Nurse’s Story, The Grey Woman, The Poor Clare)
February 27: The Water Babies Charles Kingsley
March 27: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner James Hogg
April 24: Poor Miss Finch Wilkie Collins
May 22: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson