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Classics Revisited Book Group Begins New Season of Literary Discussion at Dearborn Library

DEARBORN,Mich. – The Classics Revisited Book Group will begin its new season with a discussion of Marco Polo’s “The Travels” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 17 in the Ford Collection Room at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn.  This event is free and open to the public.

In 1271 Venetian merchant Marco Polo set off on a trek across Asia becoming one of the first Europeans to chronicle the civilizations and cultures of the Far East.  The book, which documents Polo’s 24-year journey, was actually written while the explorer was in prison in 1298.  He was captured and imprisoned for leading a Venetian galley into battle against a rival Italian city-state.  By the time of his release in 1299, the book was completed.

Participants may reserve a copy of the book in person at the library, by calling (313) 943-2330, or online at  Interested individuals are encouraged to attend the discussion even without reading the book.

Other are books to be discussed this season by the Classics Revisited Book Group are:

October 22                 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

November 19            The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

December 17            All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque

January 21, 2015     Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

February 18              Autobiography of Malcolm X

March 18                   Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

April 15                      The Birds by Aristophanes

May 20                       Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen


This program is sponsored by Friends of the Library-Dearborn (FOLD).

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