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 

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6 comments:

Cleo @ Classical Carousel said...

Way to go!

Ruth said...

Thanks!

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,

Well...you 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