French literature classes

DCA French literature classes delve into the heart of the French masterpieces, discovering the stories behind the stories of authors such as Voltaire, Flaubert, Stendhal, Hugo, Balzac, Camus, etc.   

During the classes, students explore the following topics: setting, historical context, plot summary, main character analysis, key themes, writing techniques, impact of the book and author biography.

Upcoming French literature classes

"Madame Bovary" is the topic of our next French Literature class, beginning Wednesday, May 28th.Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Wednesdays, May 28th & June 4th
11:00am – 1:00pm
$60 DCA members, $80 public

Join us to explore this famous yet controversial French masterpiece of the author, Gustave Flaubert.

View full details of our Madame Bovary workshops through this link.


Pre-payment is required for all French Literature classes. Registration for upcoming classes is available online through any links above, or mail your check to the DCA at 274 Middlesex Road, Darien, CT 06820, including your name, class selected, phone and email address for confirmation. Alternatively please contact the DCA during office hours: 9am-3pm Monday to Thursday, 9am-12pm Friday. Contact the DCA for further details at 203-655-9050 or

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Our instructor

Instructor Florence Anglade leads French literature classes at the DCA


Florence Anglade, French citizen and Darien resident, teaches these classes, leading the discussions in English.  An interactive class, students are required to read the book in English or French, as well as research ahead of the class.