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Become A Serial Reader


The Become a Serial Reader Book Club reads classic works of literature as they were originally published – in serial form in monthly or quarterly installments..

Oliver Twist book club

Learn about Charles Dickens

Starting in April we will be reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist is “The adventures of the orphan boy who is forced to practice thievery and live a life of crime in nineteenth-century London.” (from the MORE catalog) It was originally published as a serial in monthly installments from February 1837 to April 1839 in the magazine Bentley’s Miscellany.

We will be reading the 1839 edition from Project Gutenberg Since this edition is from before 1923, it is out of copyright. The text has been copied into 24 documents which correspond to the 24 original installments. Two booklets a week will be available at the library.

We will meet Monday nights at 6 p.m. on Zoom to discuss the reading from the previous week. The first installments will be available at the library on Monday, March 27th.

NOTE: Patrons from other public libraries are welcome to join the club! Contact Trevor Richards at trichards@amerylibrary.org to arrange to get the weekly installments.