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Literary Parlor – Dr. Wortle’s School

March 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

$15

Join bibliophile, Kate Howe, as our Literary Parlor discusses Anthony Trollope’s fortieth book, Dr. Wortle’s School. The novel, set in the fictional 19th century British parish of Bowick,  revolves around Dr. Wortle’s Christian Seminary. Wortle hires Mr. and Mrs. Peacock, a respected English scholar and his American wife. The discovery that Mr. and Mrs. Peacock are not legally married scandalizes Bowick residents. Mrs. Peacock erroneously thought that her first husband, an abusive drunkard named Colonel Ferdinand Lefroy, was killed in America’s Civil War. The novel revolves around Wortle’s attempts to re-build his reputation, Mr. Peacock’s search to discover Colonel Lefroy’s true status, and the town’s judgment of bigamy as a sin.

Details

Date:
March 10, 2019
Time:
1:30 pm
Cost:
$15
Website:
https://ebenezermaxwellmansion.org/literary-parlor/

Organizer

Diane Richardson
Phone:
215-438-1861
Email:
diane@ebenezermaxwellmansion.org

Venue

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
200 W. Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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