Literature: Reading Dorothy Whipple with Cath Humphris

Ref: C3533078

We will be discussing our reactions to Dorothy Whipple's second novel. It's set in 1912, but was published in 1930. We'll be thinking about the style of the writing, as well as characterisations, setting and themes. The publishers, Virago, refused to consider any of Dorothy Whipple's novels for their re-prints, but she is currently one of the most popular re-discovered writers being enjoyed by Persephone Press. Why is that? This session is self-contained, and will focus on the novel in question. However, if you're interested in sharing your thoughts about three other novels published in 1930, there will be a follow-on six session course starting on 1st March. Course code: C3533079

Course aim

To identify some of the factors that might explain how this novel became a best-seller in 1930, and consider it's attraction to twenty-first century readers.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Discuss my thoughts about High Wages.
  • Analyse the style of the novel
  • Identify key themes.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please read Dorothy Whipple's novel, High Wages before the session.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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Literature: Reading Dorothy Whipple with Cath Humphris

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