On Thursday, October 24, the Farmington Libraries welcome Professor Nels Highberg as he leads our classic book discussion on the novel, “The Awakening,” by Kate Chopin. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive.
“The Awakening,” first published in 1899, was Kate Chopin’s most famous novel. The story concerns a woman, dissatisfied with her indifferent husband, who pursues love outside a stuffy, middle-class marriage and commits adultery. It depicts the religious and social pressures brought to bear on women who break the restrictive codes of behavior during the Victorian era. This book paved the way for the modern novel, and is a startling reminder of how far women in this century have come.
Nels Highberg holds a PhD from the University of Illinois and is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Hartford.
Copies of the book will be available at the main library. This event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required for this program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register through the library’s web site at http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org. It is free and open to the public.
The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association. If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.