An alert for today, April 24, in Los Angeles:
Victorian Literary Parlour with Walter Nelson - A Book Club(Via L.A. Weekly)
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
04/24/2018 @ 7:00 p.m.
The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA
You of refined taste and adventuresome spirit are hereby invited to the Victorian Literary Parlour.
Even the most voracious of readers has read only a small fraction of the 60,000 novels published during the Victorian era. It’s a solid fact that there are some real gems unjustly neglected or even tottering on the brink of obscurity. This then is our enterprise: to reopen forgotten paths in search of literary gold. Or at least polished silver.
Our host is Walter Nelson, a man steeped in all things Victorian. An organizer of historically themed events, instructor of dance, etiquette and proper attire, an experienced phrenological reader, with Mr. Nelson’s hand on the till, we will always know which fork to use and which doors to keep locked.
This is no quotidian book club, but a hazard into the neglected reaches of Victorian literature.
Period attire is strongly encouraged, but not required.
Our first title: the third Brontë’s Agnes Grey. Yes, Anne – the less trendy, less hyped, more serious sister. Her prose is compared favourably with Jane Austen’s, with exceptional subtlety and wit.