mercoledì 28 febbraio 2018

Back to the Classics 2018

There are 12 categories, but you don't have to do them all. You can select which ones appeal to you and still qualify for the draw.

Complete six categories, and you get one entry in the drawing
Complete nine categories, and you get two entries in the drawing
Complete all twelve categories, and you get three entries in the drawing

Here are the books I will read for each category.

1. A 19th century classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

2.  A 20th century classic - any book published between 1900 and 1968. Just like last year, all books MUST have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify. The only exception is books written at least 50 years ago, but published later, such as posthumous publications - 
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

3.  A classic by a woman author - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

4.  A classic in translation.  Any book originally written published in a language other than your native language. Feel free to read the book in your language or the original language. (You can also read books in translation for any of the other categories) - Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

A children's classic.  - Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett  

A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction. This can be a true crime story, mystery, detective novel, spy novel, etc., as long as a crime is an integral part of the story and it was published at least 50 years ago. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie 
A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction. The journey itself must be the major plot point -- not just the destination.  -
Gulliver's Travel by Jonathan Swift 

A classic with a single-word title. No articles please! Proper names are fine - Middlemarch by George Eliot

 A classic with a color in the title. - 
 The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

10.A classic by an author that's new to you. Choose an author you've never read before. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel  Hawthorne 

A classic that scares you. Is there a classic you've been putting off forever? A really long book which intimidates you because of its sheer length? Now's the time to read it, and hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised!
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

12. Re-read a favorite classic. Like me, you probably have a lot of favorites -- choose one and read it again, then tell us why you love it so much.  Persuasion by Jane Austen 

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