English reading circle – Book of the month for December
Participate by reading the selected book and attending the colloquium…and discover why words are better read in a circle!
Directed by professor Soledad Fox. Participation is free; register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book of the month: “The House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton
COLLOQUIUM: Tuesday, December 16th, 19:30 p.m.
Published in 1905, it’s a novel that condemns the elitist world of women like Bertha Dorset; it does so by promoting the age-old ideal that you can’t buy happiness. Wharton wanted to write a “novel of manners” with a particularly American spin. She wanted to portray American aristocracy in a time when that aristocracy was doing so well.