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The Women’s Classic Literature Event

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This event is way more a celebration than a “reading challenge.” It’s about hunting out those forgotten titles which didn’t make it into the official canon, & reading them & sharing the excitement. Or exploring the females who are in the canon. For example, if you want to spend the entire year poring over Middlemarch by George Eliot, going a chapter or two a month and gently journaling, we don’t want to stifle that by asking you to meet a title count.”

My journey for the Women’s Classic Literature Event opened the way for many rereads of my favourite author and introduction to new Classic authors. I am happy that I made an effort to read a few books because it allowed me  to read stories of authors I always wanted to sample their writings.

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Mary Barton [A Book Review]

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Elizabeth Gaskell

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I am still on chapter four but I feel that Gaskell is creating a headstrong, defiant, beautiful and independent heroine in Mary. She reminds me a bit of Margaret Hale from North and South. It is interesting that Mr. Barton does not want his daughter to work in the factory because of his dislike for the toil on her life and laboring for a rich class that he feels does not help working people but Mary (the daughter).

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