Brown Bag Book Club: Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

Tue, 2018-02-27 12:00 - 13:00

Excellent Women by Barbara Pym, 1952

One of Pym’s richest and most amusing high comedies: Mildred Lathbury is a clergyman’s daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in 1950s England, one of those excellent women - smart, supportive, and repressed, who men take for granted. As Mildred gets embroiled in the lives of her new neighbors, the novel presents a series of snapshots of human life as actually, and pluckily, lived in a vanishing world of manners and repressed desires.