Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wrap-up Challenge Post: Back-to-the-Classics 2019

I completed 9 of the 12 categories for this year's Back-to-the-Classics Challenge, hosted by Books and Chocolate.

I think my favorite was The Mayor of Casterbridge, and my least favorite was Democracy in America - not that it was awful or that I hated it, but just that it held my attention the least.

1. 19th Century Classic
Democracy in America . Alexis de Tocqueville (1835) 

2. 20th Century Classic
A Room with a View .  E. M. Forster (1908) 

3. Classic by a Woman Author
Ethan Frome. Edith Wharton 

4. Classic Comic Novel
Don Quixote*. Cervantes 

5. Classic Tragic Novel
The Mayor of Casterbridge . Thomas Hardy 

6. Very Long Classic

7. Classic Novella
Red Badge of Courage* . Stephen Crane

8. Classic From a Place You've Lived
The Age of Innocence* . Edith Wharton (NEW YORK) 

9. Classic Play
Othello . Shakespeare 

Contact info: grllopez(at)yahoo(dot)com


Cleo @ Classical Carousel said...

Way to go!

Ruth said...


Sharon Wilfong said...

I know what you mean about Democracy in America. I slogged through it, but it was a hard slog. Even so, I'm glad I finally read it, since it is quoted so much.

Ruth said...

Sharon: It is a highly quotable work, for sure.

Paula Vince said...

What a great mixed bunch, for a good, mixed challenge. I love A Room with a View, and have yet to read Don Quixote. But holidays have almost started, and I might tackle it over the Christmas break.

Ruth said...

Paula, know how chunky Don Quixote is, right? Hey, that's awesome if you can tackle that over the break. For me, I must aim to have all of my book done before the middle of December, or I'm not finishing my books until January. :D