ONLINE CLASS: The Victorian Adventure Novel (2355)

Three Thursdays: June 1, 15, 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET Online

Price: 
$110.00 Per Person (10% off for Members)

This will be a light lecture and discussion-based class. This live class will be recorded and available for later viewing.

While Victorian adventure novels have been pleasure reading for contemporary and current audiences alike, at heart they are concerned with an exploration of identity and empire. Three novels — Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island (1883), Rider Haggard’s She (1886), and Rudyard Kipling’s Kim (1901) — will take us across the late-Victorian empire. Asking what does it mean to be British at the height of the imperial age and far away from London? They also feature the competing fear of, yet desire for, the exotic that permeates late Victorian culture. Join us as we unpacked the Victorian adventure novel's action, mystery, and intrigue.

Three Thursdays: June 1, 15, 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET Online

Book Required:

Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson (9780140437683)

She, by H. Rider Haggard (9780199536429)

Kim, by Rudyard Kipling (9780141442372)

Leigha McReynolds received her PhD in English Literature from The George Washington University. Her dissertation was on science and the supernatural in the 19th Century British novel. In her teaching, Leigha uses science fiction to engage students across disciplines: she is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor for University Honors at UMD. She also runs a writing coaching business to help aspiring writers of all kinds achieve their personal and professional goals.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson, John Seelye (Editor), John Seelye (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Robert Louis Stevenson, John Seelye (Editor), John Seelye (Introduction by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780140437683
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - December 1st, 1999

She (Oxford World's Classics) By H. Rider Haggard, Daniel Karlin (Editor) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780199536429
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 1st, 2008

Kim By Rudyard Kipling, Harish Trivedi (Editor), Harish Trivedi (Introduction by), Jan Montefiore (Editor) Cover Image
By Rudyard Kipling, Harish Trivedi (Editor), Harish Trivedi (Introduction by), Jan Montefiore (Editor)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780141442372
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Classics - November 29th, 2011