Back to the Classics Challenge 2015
This challenge beckons me...
This challenge is hosted by Karen at Books & Chocolates.
I have some ideas only at the moment but I'll probably be using some of the books I listed in the Classics Book Club Challenge which I started a year ago. Here are some thoughts anyhow - subject to change. I'll come back to this post and update it as I decide on the books.
1. A 19th Century Classic -- any book published between 1800 and 1899.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
2. A 20th Century Classic -- any book published between 1900 and 1965. Just like last year, all books must have been published at least 50 years ago to qualify as a classic.
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
3. A Classic by a Woman Author
Bronte's, Flannery O'Connor, Jane Austen - which will be a re-read, if that's allowed.
4. A Classic in Translation.
Probably something by a Russian author; Tolstoy or Solzhenitsyn but nothing too long because I need to get through No. 5...
5. A Very Long Classic Novel -- a single work of 500 pages or longer.
? The Old Curiosity Shop
6. A Classic Novella -- any work shorter than 250 pages.
H.G. Wells or Flannery O'Connor unless I use one of her books for No 3
7. A Classic with a Person's Name in the Title. First name, last name, or both, it doesn't matter, but it must have the name of a character. David Copperfield, The Brothers Karamazov, Don Quixote -- something like that. It's amazing how many books are named after people!
Need to think about this one. Would Mr. Standfast qualify?
8. A Humorous or Satirical Classic.
Have no idea. Any suggestions??
9. A Forgotten Classic. This could be a lesser-known work by a famous author, or a classic that nobody reads any more.
A Philosophy of Education or another by Charlotte Mason
10. A Nonfiction Classic. A memoir, biography, essays, travel, this can be any nonfiction work that's considered a classic, or a nonfiction work by a classic author.
WW1 or 2 or related to a war.
11. A Classic Children's Book.
Undecided but won't have any trouble finding one in this category.
12. A Classic Play.
Definitely Shakespeare - Hamlet, Richard III