The Thirteenth Tale: Discussion Question #2
Discussion Question #2
Much of the mythology of Vida Winter is taken up with the lost thirteenth tale, the story that was supposed to appear as the final installment in her first book, Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. Ironically, famous as she is, Vida Winter is at least as famous for the one story no one has read, as she is for her many novels. What is the significance of Vida Winter’s Thirteenth Tale in Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale?
What do you think?
One Book One Lincoln on City Focus on 5CityTV
You can catch a panel of Lincoln City Library staffers — Lisa, Marcy, Layne and Scott — discussing this year’s One Book — One Lincoln selection, The Thirteenth Tale, on a new episode of City Focus.
City Focus is a public affairs information series that airs on 5CityTV — the city of Lincoln’s government and public-access television network, available on channel 5 on Lincoln’s Time-Warner Cable. For a schedule of when City Focus airs during October, check out 5CityTV’s online schedule page.
New Thirteenth Tale Podcast available!
Lisa and Layne, both from the Eiseley Branch Library, can be heard discussing this year’s One Book — One Lincoln selection, The Thirteenth Tale, in episode #17 of ‘Casting About.
‘Casting About is the weekly audio podcast put together by the staff of BookGuide and the Lincoln City Libraries. You can see our list of all past podcast episodes, and sign up to receive new episodes via RSS feed, at our Podcasts page.
The Thirteenth Tale: Discussion Question #1
We encourage you to participate in One Book One Lincoln online by responding to the Book Discussion Questions, such as this one:
Discussion Question #1
Titles like The Woman in White, The Castle of Otranto, Lady Audley’s Secret, Wuthering Heights, and of course, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre all figure prominently in Setterfield’s plot. And, of course, Margaret and Vita Winter are both authors as well as people who are passionate about books. What other ways do books and the love of books figure into the plot?
Looking for more gothics?
If you enjoyed the traditional “gothic” elements of The Thirteenth Tale, you might want to wander over to our Love and Danger: Gothics! booklist, on the libraries’ BookGuide readers tools web site, for several dozen more suggestions of additional gothic reading possibilities.
And, hey…if you’re a fan of Gothics, we want to know — what’s your favorite gothic novel?