Classic Heroines: Hedda, Lily, And Blanche At Scranton Library

Literature for a Lifetime series continues book discussions on classic heroines.

Mark Schenker, Dean of  Academic Affairs, Yale College, and popular discussion leader will continue the Literature for a Lifetime series book discussions on classic heroines with  Hedda Gabler on November 17 from 7 to 8:30 pm. at the Scranton Library, Madison. House of Mirth follows on December 1 and A Streetcar Named Desire on December 15.  Multiple copies of the books are available at the library.

Hedda Gabler of Ibsen’s play of the same name (1890); Lily Bart of Wharton’s The House of Mirth (1905); and Blanch Dubois of Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) continue the series, which covers a range of time periods and countries, and considers the characters both as women in the cultural context of their times, and as fictional creations of their authors.     

To sign up for this program or for more information, please call the Scranton Library at 203-245-7365 or register online www.scrantonlibrary.org/EventsCalendar.

These free programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Scranton Library and Connecticut Humanities Council.


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