The next Hoosier Author Book Club meeting will be held Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. inside the newly-restored Study building. Readers will discuss the Edward Eggleston novel The Hoosier Schoolmaster.
Copies of the book are available for check-out from the museum. Because the book is in the public domain, it may also be read for free online, or an e-reader version downloaded, at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15099.
Published in 1871, The Hoosier Schoolmaster was an early indicator that Indiana authors were about to burst onto the literary scene. By 1880 the Golden Age of Indiana Literature had begun; it continued into the 1920s. The Hoosier Schoolmaster depicts rural life and education in early Indiana and Eggleston based it on the experiences of his brother.
Book club participation is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To RSVP or for more information call Larry Paarlberg at 765-362-5769 or email [email protected].