Secret Love: L.P. Hartley and The Go-Between
All You Need is Love – a zoom lecture series with the Johnston Collection.
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”, wrote poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning to her husband Robert. She counted various ways of loving in her famous poem, but her list was far from exhaustive. Writers have examined so many different types of love and literature is full of memorable love stories. This series of talks looks at three types of love – fraternal, secretive and adulterous.
Marian Maudsley is the daughter of a wealthy family, but she falls in love with Ted Burgess, a tenant farmer. To get messages to her secret lover, Marian gets young Leo Colston, a guest in the house, to be a go-between. Set in 1900, this novel examines the social taboos in the English class system and the damage caused when an upper-class female and a lower-class male seek romantic happiness.
**Link to Zoom meeting will be emailed prior to the lecture. Please see note on your ticket. If you have any concerns please email Kathleen at email@example.com**
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