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Christopher Lord

Christopher Lord Oregon

The author of the Dickens Junction Mysteries, Lord has guided many Delve seminars on novels by Dickens, Hardy, Forster, James, and from the “Golden Age” of detective fiction. His latest Delve was a search of the elusive Great White Whale. He is the recipient of a Literary Arts Fellowship to Writers.

Events, Classes, and Seminars

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May 29

Delve Readers Seminars   Free Events  

Delve Online: Free 90 minute Discussion on Daisy Miller

A free 90-minute Delve discussion on Daisy Miller, led by Christopher Lord. The discussion is limited to 16 people and pre-registration is required. Registered participants will receive information on how to sign on to the Zoom meeting. Is the young American heiress Daisy Miller innocent--or reckless? A flirtatious girl from Schenectady or a dangerous woman

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Oct 5

Delve Readers Seminars  

Delve Online Fall 2020: Far From the Madding Crowd

The older well-to-do gentleman farmer, the dashing cavalry officer, or the steadfast shepherd—whom will accidental tenant farmer Bathsheba Everdene choose? Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel that first established his international reputation, asks and answers that question. But, because this is Thomas Hardy, the course of true love is fraught with perils,

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May 17

Delve Readers Seminars   Spring 2021  


There are Great American Novels and then there is Moby-Dick, Herman Melville’s 1851 masterpiece. Have you read it years ago and forgotten it already? Have you thought you should read it? Should you read it right now? All signs point to “yes.” Melville is great, he is strange, he is important, and Moby-Dick stands atop

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