Online Conversazione ~ Ruthless Females

The North-West Seminar Group usually meets in Manchester. For the time being meetings will take place on Zoom – all are welcome.

Ruthless Females in the Nineteenth Century novel ~ Lizzie Eustace and Becky Sharpe

We will be discussing Anthony Trollope’s Lizzie Eustace from The Eustace Diamonds and Becky Sharpe from Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. We will be exploring the theme of ruthless females the nineteenth century novel. The meeting will take the form of a group discussion on Zoom.

Both novels are available to download free of charge from Project Gutenberg.

  • The Eustace Diamonds, London, Chapman and Hall, 1873. 3 vols. Originally published in The Fortnightly Review, July 1872 – Feb. 1, 1873.
  • Vanity Fair, Serialised in Punch January 1847 to July 1848 (serialised in 20 parts) Book edition first published by Bradbury and Evans, 1848.

For more information on Lizzie Eustace visit our character description page. (Contains plot spoilers)

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Please join the Zoom meeting at 6.00 pm (UK time). If you have not used Zoom before, simply click on the link below and follow the on-screen instructions.

Meeting ID: 829 0589 7407

Trollope Society Seminar Groups

Seminar groups are run by the Trollope Society. Seminar groups are a great way to read Trollope. With so many novels to choose from they provide an excellent reason to read the lesser well known works, as well as to reread the favourites. They are a friendly and relaxed way to enjoy Trollope, share your thoughts as well as find out more from other enthusiasts.

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Address: Zoom Meeting - The Eustace Diamonds and Vanity Fair