30th August – 1st September 2016
In the late nineteenth century, the word ‘bestseller’ became particularly associated with books. This course explores a variety of popular Victorian novels, including Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat.
The course will consider the ways in which these books responded to their historical context, and why they were bestsellers in their own time.
Katharine Easterby holds a doctorate in Victorian Literature from the University of Liverpool. She has enjoyed teaching on the English degrees both there and at Liverpool Hope University. She is also a member of the Gladstone’s Library team.
Residential prices start from £202, non-residential from £150. Discount rates for clergy and students apply.
For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email [email protected].