On March 3, 2022 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of The King at the Edge of the World by Arthur Phillips. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel, the Ottoman Empire, and questions of religion.
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Words, Words, Words discusses The King at the Edge of the World by Arthur Phillips on March 3, 2022. The event is free, but registration is required through our website.
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