1 August 2019 Susannah

Literary Men

Three Men in a Boat and Jeeves & Wooster

Can I ask you a favour? Please have a look at my ‘Men, Glorious Men’ lecture series and think seriously about booking early for some or all of the talks. I have taken something of a risk with this series, going out on my own in running it, and while bookings have been really good, I do still have seats to fill and I’d love to have a big audience for all the talks.

I have chosen the various literary men with great care. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, must surely be one of the most famous of all literary creations – but why? What is it about the dithering prince that so intrigues us? Is it the glorious language he uses, or do we identify with his trouble to commit to one course of drastic action? Next comes Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy, sex symbol extraordinaire. What makes him so sexy? Is it because he rarely opens his mouth? Then we ponder the essential nature of boys. If you put young males on a desert island, do they co-operate, behave well and work as a harmonious team, or do they turn into half feral savages without adults there to control them? The three men who set off on a boat trip along the Thames are not noted for their brains and as a result they encounter hilarious adventures – join them and discover the charm behind the foolishness. What makes Jeeves the perfect valet to one of the silliest young men in all of literature, Bertie Wooster? Why do we so enjoy the combination of Bertie’s chaos and Jeeves’ aplomb? And lastly we investigate 007. James Bond is a drinker, womaniser, spy and killer, and yet the world loves him. What is it about this ultra-masculine character which has made him universally popular?

Please come and share with me the fascination of these unique literary characters, and bring your friends along too! You can book in a great variety of ways and pay by credit card, cheque, PayPal and EFT. For details visit https://susannahfullerton.com.au/men-glorious-men/.

I hope to see you there! Tell me your thoughts in a comment below.

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Featured image credit- Three Men in a Boat, http://www.fansshare.com/gallery/photos/16707607/poster-movie/, and Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie in Jeeves and Wooster (1990), https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098833/

Comments (4)

  1. Margaret Debenham

    I’m looking forward to the series. But I do hope you have plans for the companion series, Women, (Even More) Glorious Women!

    • Susannah Fullerton

      Thanks for booking to come along, Margaret. I do appreciate your support. Love the idea of the companion series!

  2. Barbara Whiddon

    I have recently sent 2 orders for the full series (Saturdays) of Men, Glorious Men..

    Hope you get heaps more!

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