Long Novel Series

August 7, 14, and 21, 2021

Three Saturday 2-hour discussions

In an ordinary summer, the San Francisco Council devotes a weekend to discussing a single long work of fiction.

In this extraordinary time, we've moved the discussion online (on Zoom), and we've spread the discussions out to take place on three successive Saturdays in August.

A Novel Development

In 2021 we'll discuss Alessandro Manzoni's classic novel The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi), perhaps the most widely read novel in the Italian language. We'll read Bruce Penman's translation in the Penguin Classics edition.

Discussions will be on Zoom on three successive Saturdays: Augusut 7, 14, and 21. Zoom has become a great tool for modern book discussions. Join us for an invigorating discussion, all from the comfort of your home.

For further information and to register, please check back on this site in 2021.

Long novel weekends in the recent past have featured discussions of Midnight's Children, The Brothers Karamazov, East of Eden; The Corrections; The Golden BowlMiddlemarchThe Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1; Moby Dick; David Copperfield; Look Homeward, Angel; The Magic Mountain; Vanity Fair; The Cairo Trilogy; The Sound and the Fury; Sons and Lovers; Anna Karenina; Parade's End; and Crime and Punishment.

Questions? Please send email to greatbooks.longnovel@gmail.com.

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