The Santa Cruz Pickwick Club presents Great Expectations (Sept. 2023-May 2024)
Join the Santa Cruz Pickwick Club and Dickens enthusiasts for a year-long deep dive into Charles Dickens' novel, Great Expectations.
Charles Dickens depicts how a gentleman is made, not born, in this novel. Presented as Pip's confessional autobiography, Great Expectations describes his childhood at the forge, his infatuation with the beautiful Estella, his shame at his working-class origin and his eagerness to be a gentleman, and eventually his life as a young man-about-town with "great expectations" of inheriting a fortune. Recalling these events as an adult, Mr. Pirrip is frank about his mistakes and shortcomings.
This discussion series is hosted online on the Dickens Project Zoom platform.
Great Expectations reading schedule
Sep 24 Beginning to Book 1, Chapter 9
Oct 22 To Book 1, Chapter 17
Nov 26 To Book 2, Chapter 4
Dec 24 No Meeting
Jan 28 To Book 2, Chapter 11
Feb 25 To Book 2, Chapter 19
Mar 24 To Book 3, Chapter 5
Apr 28 To Book 3, Chapter 14
May 26 To End
- Sunday, November 26, 2023 Show more dates
- 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- Virtual Library
The Santa Cruz Pickwick (Book) Club, a branch of the Dickens Fellowship, is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly to discuss a nineteenth-century novel. The Santa Cruz Public Libraries provide support for the reading group.