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The Santa Cruz Pickwick Club presents Great Expectations (Sept. 2023-May 2024)

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.

Register at https://dickens.ucsc.edu/resources/pickwick-club/2023-09-great-expectations.html



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, May 26, 2024
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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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.

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