In an era bound by scrupulous rules and female repression, to weave a sympathetic portrait of a young unmarried mother, was not only radical but, in the face of all the criticism that would unquestionably follow, courageous.
The novel is divided into three volumes; the series will be broken into three intervals, all of which include:
- Chapter by Chapter Analysis
- Insightful Annotations
- Discussion Questions
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“These are quite new ideas to me,” said Miss Benson coldly. “I think you, Thurstan, are the first person I ever heard rejoicing over the birth of an illegitimate child. It appears to me, I must own, rather questionable morality.”
“I do not rejoice. I have been all this afternoon mourning over the sin which has blighted this young creature; I have been dreading lest, as she recovered consciousness, there should be a return of her despair… once for all, do not accuse me of questionable morality, when I am trying more than ever I did in my life to act as my blessed Lord would have done.”
May 15th: Welcome
May 18th – 30th: Ch. 1 – 7 Analysis and Annotations
June 1st – 14th: Ch. 8 – 13 Analysis and Annotations
June 15: Katherine & Kim Discuss Volume I