Masterpieces of 19th-Century Fiction
Study five major 20th-century classics that have passed the test of time: a classic French novel about great fortunes, and great crimes, and “The Human Comedy;" an extraordinary novel by the youngest of a legendary family of literary sisters and considered the most shocking of them all; a novel of hard fact, social protest, and oddball circus folk by England’s legendary great social novelist; a profound Russian novel of grand estates and radical rebels; and a controversial late-Victorian study of the collision of fate and free spirits. Readings: Honoréde Balzac, Eugenie Grandet; Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Charles Dickens, Hard Times; Fyodor Dostoevsky, Demons; and Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure. Students should read Eugenie Grandet for the first class.
You'll Walk Away with
- Increased cultural literacy
- Familiarity with 19th-century literature
- The curious and creative
- Professionals who use critical thinking