Cuddle up with a Classic

Cuddling Up with a Classic

Classics have always been a part of my life. I feel in love with a few smaller ones in high school and then embraced them in college, English major here. I have joined a Classic Challenge Group on facebook and decided that I would definitely need to add a page to my blog specifically for the classics. First up for me is War and Peace by Tolstoy (physical book). I am also about 400 pages into the unabridged The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas but needed a little space from the holidays before reentering that world. Revenge and Christmas just do not go together. I am reading Dr. Zhivago by Pasternak on my Nook. I need to create a list and set a goal for accomplishing the reads. What is on your list?

Here is a beginning list

Classics to cuddle up with.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostyevsky
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (read as a middle schooler)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Middlemarch by George Eliot
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Candide by Voltaire
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes) by Arthur Conan Doyle
Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
Ulysses by James Joyce
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Tales from the Arabian Nights by Richard Francis Burton
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Simarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Blue Fairy Book edited by Andrew Lang

So there is a beginning list. Suggestions welcomed! Let us go for a finish date of January 31, 2020

1 comment:

Arie Stotle said...

Welcome to the club!