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Florence Lacey, Kaleidoscope (A review) Friends and readers, Probably a coincidence which I’m noticing because I’m aging, but aging was and is the topic of the two plays and films I’ve gone to or been watching this week: this past Thursday, Matt Connor and Stephen Gregory Smith’s moving musical (a world premiere at Creative Cauldron, […]

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Margaret (Daniela Denby- Ashby) first making friends with Nicholas (Brendan Coyle) and Bessy Higgins (Anna Maxwell Martin) (Sandy Welch’s 2004 North and South, Part 2) yet men set me down in their fool’s books as a wise man, an independent character, strong-minded and all that cant — Mr Bell, North and South Dear friends and […]

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Catherine Dickens (Joanna Scanlon) obeying Dickens and bringing to Ellen Ternan her jewelry (Invisible Woman, script Abi Morgan, directed, produced Ralph Fiennes) Again, from The Invisible Woman (adapted from Claire Tomalin’s book on Ellen Ternan) — we see (among others, Ellen Ternan (Felicity Jones), her mother (Kristin Scott Thomas), her sister Dear friends and readers, […]

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An illustration for Gaskell’s Ruth Dear Friends and readers, I’m sad to have to report we seem to have come to an end of our not quite a year of reading Elizabeth Gaskell on my two listserv communities. What had enabled us to keep on came to an end: three volumes of short stories (Cousin […]

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Camille Pissarro, Morning Light on Snow Dear friends and readers, Several months ago now (!), back in September I wrote a blog about how on WWTTA we had begun a reading and discussion of a group of Gaskell’s short stories and novellas that are online as well as in print in three separate collections (Cousin […]

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Elizabeth Gaskell (1865 watercolor) Elizabeth Spencer (1921-) Dear friends and readers, My listserv community (mailing list) WWTTA has embarked on a four month “Elizabeth Gaskell festival.” A group of us propose to read two short stories by Gaskell each week alternating occasionally with a novella over two to three weeks, at the end of which […]

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John O’Connor (1830-1889), Pentonville — looking west (1884) A Syllabus Household Words The Cornhill with an illustration of Framley Parsonage by John Everett Millais as frontispiece For a Study Group at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at American University Literature and Language 641: Pivotal City and County Victorian Novels & Victorian Gothic Day: Ten Monday […]

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The Cornhill Magazine opened to the place where installments of Trollope’s Framley Parsonage was appearing, prefaced by an illustration by John Everett Millais Dear friends and readers, Since I’ve had an unusual number of people subscribing to my blog as followers since I put up the summer syllabus for reading Trollope Small House at Allington […]

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There are, who to my person pay their court: I cough like Horace, and, though lean, am short, Ammon’s great son one shoulder had too high, Such Ovid’s nose … The Muse but serv’d to ease some friend, not wife, To help me through this long disease, my life … — Pope’s Horatian Epistle to […]

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John Constable (1776-1837), Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Grounds (1825-26) A Syllabus Online at: https://ellenandjim.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/making-barsetshire-a-spring-syllabus/ For a Study Group at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at American University Day: Ten Monday afternoons, 1:00 to 2:50 pm, Temple Baptist Church, 3805 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016 Dates: Classes start Feb 29th; last day May 2nd. […]

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