Literary Pursuits Book Club

Literary Pursuits: Classics In-Store Book Club meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 4:30 pm at our store to discuss a literary classic, the author, and the book's importance. Listed below are some upcoming selections to give you an idea of material the club covers.  New members are always welcome.  

December 17:  Holiday meeting, members will each pick a favorite poem to read to the group and discuss why we chose it.

January 21: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney 

February 18: Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation Cover Image
By Seamus Heaney (Editor)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393320978
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 17th, 2001

Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, 'Beowulf' is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother.


Bel-Ami Cover Image
By Guy de Maupassant, Margaret Mauldon (Translator), Robert Lethbridge (Introduction by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780199553938
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 1st, 2008

Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened "Bel-Ami" by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-sihcle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa.