It’s here again – The Classics Club Spin.
- Pick twenty unread books from your list.
- Number them from one to twenty.
- On Monday a number will be drawn.
- That’s your book, to read in May and June.
Shall I do it again?
And so I have another list of books.
Some I know I’m going to love, some I’m a little intimidated by, and some I’m a little uncertain about.
The Five Oldest Books on My List:
1. Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost (1731)
2. The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox (1752)
3. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe (1790)
4. A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbold (1791)
5. The Coquette by Hannah W Foster (1797)
Five French Classics:
6. The Red and the Black by Stendahl (1830)
7. Old Goriot by Honore Balzac (1835)
8. The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
9. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (1857)
10. Pot Luck by Emile Zola (1882)
Five very big books:
11. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery (1848)
12. Bleak House by Charles Dickens (1851)
13. Villette by Charlotte Bronte (1853)
14. The Daisy Chain by Charlotte M Yonge (1856)
15 . Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1877)
Five from the twentieth century
16. Fidelity by Susan Glaspell (1915)
17. Cullum by E Arnot Robinson (1920)
18. The Shutter of Snow by Emily Holmes Colman (1930)
19. Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sea by Patrick Hamilton (1935)
20. Fenny by Lettice Cooper (1953)
And now I must wait …