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Book Club

Join the Addison’s Book Club for 2023

Each meeting will take place on the last Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 8:30pm. There will be a $5 fee for each meeting attended. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and drinks and Addison’s will also offer the purchase of snacks and drinks as well. To join the book club contact list and receive more information about meeting dates and details, please fill out the form below.

The selection of 12 works is intended to provide a general but representative introduction to the development of English fiction. Each of these texts is considered a masterpiece by scholars, and each was selected in order to illustrate the development of style, topic, and plot from the language’s literary beginnings up to the relative present. They are also intended to be readable in the space of a month, and to stimulate conversation on a range of topics. Finally, the list provides an appropriate balance of gender, and cultural spread, including Anglo-Saxon, English, Irish, American, and Caribbean writers, as well as authors writing in English for whom the language is not their first.

Here is the list of month & book pairings with dates of publication/composition included:

January - Beowulf (c. 700-1000) Roy Liuzza or Seamus Heaney translation
February - Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (1719)
March - Jane Austen, Emma (1815)
April - Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818). 

May - Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847) | May 31st, 2023
June - Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (1850) | June 28th, 2023
July - Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities (1859) | July 26th, 2023
August - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899) | August 30th, 2023
September - E.M. Forster, Howards End (1910) | September 27th, 2023
October - James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) | October 25th, 2023
November - Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927) | November 29th, 2023
December - Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) | December 27th, 2023

We look forward to seeing you at Addison’s.

Join the Book Club Contact List 

If you are interested in joining our book club, please fill out the form below. You can use the RSVP button above to reserve your spot for the next meeting. 

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