Classics in Brief
Classics in Brief
These are the books you SHOULD have read… but didn’t. Or maybe you read them, but it was 20 years ago… and everything you learned 20 years ago took a backseat to figuring out your Friday night plans.
We get it. That’s why we’re introducing our newest book club, Classics in Brief. With the help of our super-well-read-and-educated staff (a.k.a. Bookseller Wayne), we’re going to choose some of the great Classics of literature… all under 200 pages Just because you might not have time to read War and Peace doesn’t mean you can’t read ANY Tolstoy! Stay tuned as we work our way through a range of old and new classics that won’t monopolize your reading list!
What We're Reading: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Next Meeting: Thursday, April 6th at 7:30pm
During an eventful season at Bath, young, naive Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine's love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father's mysterious house, Northanger Abbey. There, her imagination influenced by novels of sensation and intrigue, Catherine imagines terrible crimes committed by General Tilney. With its broad comedy and irrepressible heroine, this is the most youthful and and optimistic of Jane Austen's works.
Inspired by Bioy Casares’s fascination with the movie star Louise Brooks, The Invention of Morel has gone on to live a secret life of its own. Greatly admired by Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, and Octavio Paz, the novella helped to usher in Latin American fiction’s now famous postwar boom. As the model for Alain Resnais and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Last Year in Marienbad, it also changed the history of film.