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Liz K's Classic Challenge

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2010 LIST

 

Last year I managed 14 Classics w/o trying very hard (list is below). Let's see if this year I can at least match that number.

 

 

1. The Life and Death of Harriet Frean (1922) - May Sinclair

Intersting read, haven't read anything like it

 

2. The Rats in the Walls (1923) - H.P. Lovecraft

Short Fiction (about 50 pages), very chilling

 

3. The Dunwich Horror (1928) - H.P. Lovecraft

Novella, not as good as "Rats".

 

4. The Man Who Would Be King (1898) - Rudyard Kipling

Novella.

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That's a good idea, Liz. There are so many classics I haven't read yet. I loved Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, but I haven't read any other of Charlotte's and none of Anne's. Maybe I'll challenge myself to read those. :friends0:

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Agnes Grey is on my wishlist after a friend from another forum recommended it, in fact apart from Hunchback of Notredame (which is there for the reading circle) it's the only classic on my wishlist

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I always challenge myself to read/listen to a few Classics every year. I also tend to read/listen to a lot of British authors (Yes I'm a shameless Anglophile).

 

1. Daisy Miller - Henry James

Short book and sort of silly. Sometimes I think men have trouble writing about women without making them seem...well...silly.

 

2. Showboat - Edna Ferber

An American Classic. Entertaining read, not as difficult as some other Classic literature.

 

3. Agnes Gray (audio) - Anne Bronte

I really liked this one. It is hit or miss with me and the Bronte sisters. I've read works by the other sisters and didn't enjoy them as much.

 

4. Summer (audio) - Edith Wharton

One of my favorite books ever. I read a lot of Edith Wharton, but I adored this one.

 

5. Silas Marner (audio) - George Eliot

This was great. I always tought George Eliot wrote very good stories. I like her much better than the Bronte sisters.

 

6. Madame Bovary (audio) - Gustave Flaubert

Very Very long and wordy. Predictable. Not a bad story, very interesting in parts.

 

7. The Glimpses of the Moon (audio) - Edith Wharton

Gah, not a fav of mine, but still a Wharton fan.

 

8. A Tale of Two Cities (audio) - Charles Dickens

It held my interest enough, not my favorite of his

 

9. The Little Lame Prince - Dinah Mulock Craik

Very lovely fairy tale.

 

10. Old New York - Edith Wharton

A collection of short novellas about New York City in the 1840s-1870s.

 

11. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Wow!

 

12. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

A+++

 

13. Night Flight - Antoine de Saint Exupery

Short interesting fiction book about a mail plane during wartime.

 

14. Goodbye, Mr. Chips - James Hilton

Short read, I'll give it a solid B.

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