Virtual Classics Book Club: “The Mayor of Casterbridge”

Thursday, March 11, 2021
7:00 pm

Join us for the latest “Virtual Classics Book Club” on March 11 when we will be discussing “The Mayor of Casterbridge” by Thomas Hardy. Written in 1886 and set in the 1840s, this classic is a “powerful and sympathetic study of the heroic but deeply flawed [Michael] Henchard [that] is also an intensely dramatic work, tragically played out against the vivid backdrop of a close-knit Dorsetshire town.” (Goodreads)
What is the “Virtual Classics Book Club,” you may ask? There are many classic books we’ve all meant to read (or re-read), and the “VCBC” is a fun way to fulfill that goal. We meet online on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm and share our thoughts, good, bad, or indifferent, about the “classic of the month” and the author.
How do you attend online? We meet via Zoom, which can be used via telephone or through the Zoom app, which you can download from their website or from your preferred device’s App store and then use on your computer, tablet, phone, etc. Please email and include your full name and town of residence to be placed on our Contacts List; prior to each month’s meeting you will receive an email with the book info and access details you will need. (If you have any difficulty downloading the app, you can email our Reference Desk for help at, or call 973-538-2592.)
The “Virtual Classics Book Club” is open to all, whether you live in Morristown or Morris Township or halfway across the country or world, and we look forward to your joining us!
P.S. Didn’t get a chance to finish or read this month’s book classic, but hoping to join in? Go for it!