Classic Book Club

“Classic” books are classic for a reason – their literary excellence transcends passing fads, and they continue to engage readers generation after generation. If there are classics you have always meant to read “someday,” or if you read them in school before you were ready to appreciate them, now is the time to enjoy them with other adult readers.

Discussion groups will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every other month. Anyone is welcome to attend any session, but advanced registration is required if you would like the library to reserve you a book. Register here!

In 2019, the Classic Book Club is choosing books from those voted as favorites in the PBS Great American Read program. They are not all novels written by Americans, just novels read (and loved) by Americans.

Please Note: October’s meeting will be held on the FOURTH Tuesday of the month:

Next Meeting: December 10, 2019

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights cover

Emily Brontë’s only novel endures as a work of tremendous and far-reaching influence.

Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange, situated on the Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before. What unfolds is the tale of the intense love between the gypsy foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. Catherine, forced to choose between passionate, tortured Heathcliff and gentle, well-bred Edgar Linton, surrendered to the expectations of her class. As Heathcliff’s bitterness and vengeance at his betrayal is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.

 

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