The Classics Club Spin is beginning again.
- 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 by 7th July.
Should I do it?
I’ve had a few bad spins, but the last one was a good one and so I’m going to to try again.
There’s not a book on my Classics Club list I don’t want to read, so this time I have veered away from just a few that I know aren’t the right books for right now, but I have included a few that I have reservations about.
So here are my twenty books for the spin:
Five published before Victoria came to the throne:
1. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe (1790)
2. A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbold (1791)
3. The Coquette by Hannah W Foster (1797)
4. The Collegians by Gerard Griffin (1829)
5. Old Goriot by Honore Balzac (1835)
Five reissued as Virago Modern Classics:
6. The Odd Women by George Gissing (1893)
7. The Beth Book by Sarah Grand (1897))
8. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley (1899)
9. Anderby Wold by Winifred Holtby (1923)
10. One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downes (1947)
Five that I could listen to or read:
11. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (1814)
12. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte (1848)
13. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery (1848)
14. Bleak House by Charles Dickens (1854)
15 . Under The Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy (1872)
Five from the 1950s:
16. The World My Wilderness by Rose Macaulay (1950)
17. A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Tayor (1951)
18. Fenny by Lettice Cooper (1953)
19. The Tortoise & the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins (1954)
20. The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West (1957)
And now I must wait and see which number comes up on Monday …