Seeking Classic Lit Fans for the Lincoln Park Branch’s Classic Book Club

Curious about what constitutes a “classic” novel?  Lincoln Park Branch’s Adult Classic Book Club, which meets bimonthly, discusses books that have stood the test of time–50 years or more–and still appeal to modern readers.

Our next selection is Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White.  Published in 1859, this was considered to be one of the first “sensation novels,” a genre that became popular in Victorian Britain.  “Sensation novels” tended to take shocking subject matter, such as murder, kidnapping, extortion or seduction, and place it in a “normal” contemporary setting.  A discussion of The Woman in White takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 21, at Lincoln Park Branch.

Explore the “sensation novel” and a variety of other classic titles with us!  Copies of discussion books are usually available at our checkout desk.