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Literary Parlor-Love and Mr. Lewisham
September 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm$15
Love and Mr. Lewisham, set in 1880, is among H. G. Wells’ first fictional writings outside the science fiction genre. Plot: Mr. Lewisham is an 18-year-old teacher at a boys’ school in Sussex. He meets and falls in love with Ethel Henderson, who is paying a visit to relatives. His involvement with her costs him his position. He moves to London and cannot find Ethel. Over two years later, chance brings them together again at a seance led by her stepfather, a spiritualist charlatan. They marry and Lewisham continues to take care of Ethel and her mother. Love and Mr. Lewisham is considered one of Wells’ best novels. Join Kate Howe for scintillating discussion.