The Greater Los Angeles Dickens Fellowship


We are currently reading Great Expectations. Like David Copperfield, this story is narrated in the first person. The narrator, Philip Pirrip, known as Pip, looks back over his life, from his rural boyhood, under the care of a ferocious sister and her mild husband, a blacksmith, to living the life of a gentleman in London, funded by a mysterious benefactor. The mystery solved, his pretentiousness was destroyed, and he then had to cope with some harsh realities, remorseful of the way he had treated those who loved him most. Central to the story is the strange recluse, Miss Havisham, deranged by having been jilted on her wedding day. Click on the small red links above in our masthead or click the links following,  "Purpose of our organization" and "GLAD Tidings Newsletter" to learn more about our group. We meet bimonthly to discuss a specific selection with one of our members leading the group. We rely on the wonderful Charles Dickens canon.

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Future Meetings:        

October 13,2018--Great Expectations
 Part 1, Chapters 1-19  

 Upcoming Events:
  We have completed our discussion of  Tale of Two Cities and will be discussing Great Expectations at our October meeting.