Red Wine Book Club

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July 15, 2010

#36 - Nautical Novels

Summer-Fall 2010
Nautical Novels is set of island-hopping sea adventures.

"Sylvia Townsend Warner's novel, "Mr. Fortune's Maggot" is a portrait of an odd colonizer who becomes enraptured with his South Seas post. "Lord Jim" is another dark novel by Joseph Conrad; "Lord Jim" is told by the narrator Marlow and readers become entranced with deciphering the truth of Jim--"It is when we try to grapple with another man's intimate need that we perceive how incomprehensible, wavering, and misty are the beings that share with us the sight of the stars and the warmth of the sun." Erskine Childer's is credited with the first true spy novel. Set for the German Frisian islands in a yachting adventure with characters Davies and Carruthers , we are taken on an cruise of intrigue and transported to a time often forgotten. No sea-faring adventure is complete without two major authors: Melville and Hemmingway. Melville's portrait of sailor Billy Budd is a plot steeped in the battle between good and evil. Hemingway in "Old Man in the Sean" recounts the epic battle of wills and fight for honor in a modern world." ~ Kami Hancock

August 19 7pm - Ann G
Mr. Fortune's Maggot by Sylvia Townsend Warner
(no Kindle edition)

Saturday, September 11 7pm - "Guy Thing" at Jerry's
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
(several editions including for Kindle)

October 21 7pm - Georgia (exact location TBA)
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
(including Kindle edition)

CHANGED TO Lord Jim, see above

November 18 7pm - Sharon
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
(lots of editions, including for the Kindle)


AND

Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
(lots of editions including an expensive one for the Kindle)


CHANGED TO The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
(including Kindle edition)


December 16 7pm - Kathy
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

January 20, 2011 ----> February 17, 2011 7pm - Ann A
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
(lots of editions, including for the Kindle)

AND

Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
(lots of editions including an expensive one for the Kindle)

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