Back to the Classics 2018

Back to the Classics Challenge 2018

HIER der ursprüngliche Post.

1. A 19th century classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.

2. A 20th century classic: Kafka - Die Verwandlung

3. A classic by a woman author. 

4. A classic in translation: Lin Yutang - Blätter im Sturm

5. A children's classic: Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables

6. A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction. This can be a true crime story, mystery, detective novel, spy novel, etc., as long as a crime is an integral part of the story and it was published at least 50 years ago. Examples include The 39 Steps, Strangers on a Train, In Cold Blood, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, etc. The Haycraft-Queen Cornerstones list is an excellent source for suggestions. 

7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction. A journey should be a major plot point, i.e.,The Hobbit, Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, Kon-Tiki, Travels with Charley, etc.

8. A classic with a single-word title: Macchiavelli - Mandragola

9. A classic with a color in the title. The Woman in White; Anne of Green Gables; The Red and the Black, and so on.

10. A classic by an author that's new to you. Choose an author you've never read before.

11. A classic that scares you: Cervantes - Don Quixote

12. Re-read a favorite classic. Like me, you probably have a lot of favorites -- choose one and read it again, then tell us why you love it so much.


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