Back to the Classics Challenge 2019
I've signed up for the Back to the Classics Challenge again. I'm so glad it's running for another year, as it always stretches my boundaries. If you'd like to sign up too, it's hosted by Books and Chocolate, with twelve new categories, one for each month of the year. You'll find the rules here.
Here are my choices.
A Nineteenth Century Classic - Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
A Twentieth Century Classic - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
A Classic by a Woman - Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
A Classic in Translation - The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Classic Comedy - Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Classic Tragedy - Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (I really dread sad or tragic books, so the challenge is a good prompt to read this novel that changed history)
Very Long Classic - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (I might as well grab the bull by the horns. I'll be so proud of myself.)
Classic Novella - Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stephenson
Classic from the Americas (includes the Caribbean) - Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Classic from Africa, Asia or Oceania (includes Australia) - The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay
Classic from a place you've lived - Sun on the Stubble by Colin Thiele (It's one of the best and only classics set in South Australia. I've never lived anywhere else)
Classic Play - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde