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Classic Literature Challenge

Another book challenge:

Although I’ve been an avid reader almost all my life, this is one area where I’ve been a bit negligent. I managed to avoid most of the reading I was supposed to do in high school (thanks to Cliff’s Notes), and now there are a lot of books I feel I “should” have read, but I haven’t. So, I would like to read more of them.

I like to make my goals quantifiable when possible (so I know when I’ve completed one) . . . so, I’m going to challenge myself to read 12 classic novels (one per month this year, unless I get speedy and read them more quickly).

I’m planning to start with “Phantom of the Opera,” which I checked out from the library earlier this afternoon.

ETA: A LIST (or the start of one, anyway)! :)

Phantom of the Opera
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Scarlett Pimpernell
Northanger Abbey
Jane Eyre
Oliver Twist
Portrait of a Lady
Around the World in 80 Days


Jan. 9th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
Well, having not read it , I THINK that is what it is about...

My understanding was that the Scarlett Pimprenell was sneaking French aristocrats out of France before the smelly peasants could chop their heads off, so I assume there were buckles being swashed...so time of the French Revoution...So definitely an era of bad wigs...

Wiki suggests the novel is seen as "a precursor to the spy fiction and the superhero genres." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarlet_Pimpernel) Which kinda makes me want to read it more...

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