Diversity Book Group

When:
February 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2018-02-11T19:00:00-05:00
2018-02-11T20:30:00-05:00
Where:
UCWC Sanctuary
501 S High St
West Chester, PA 19382
USA
Cost:
Free
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Spartacus by Howard Fast

The novel, Spartacus, a fictionalization of an actual slave revolt in ancient Rome in 71 B.C., is well known today partly because of the 1960 movie starring Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. Spartacus was born a slave, trained as a gladiator, and led a slave revolt that was eventually put down by Crassus. The brutal facts of the Roman lifestyle and intolerable slave conditions are laid bare, next to a very moving personal story of the the slaves and their own relationships. This is a moral and very moving story of man’s inhumanity to man. Spartacus was originally published in 1951 by the author himself, after being turned down by every mainstream publisher of the day because of Howard Fast’s blacklisting. Leader: Debby Kern