Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 - My Sign Up Post

Hosted by: Karen at Books and Chocolates.
Challenge period: 1st January to 31st December, 2017
Sign up: by 1st March, 2017
Aim: To encourage bloggers (and others) to read more classics.
More information and how to sign up can be found here.

As last year, reading and posting a review for a minimum of six books will get you an entry into the prize draw for a $30.00 gift from Amazon or The Book Depository. Reading and reviewing more books will get you additional entries into the prize draw.

There are 12 categories, but you don't have to do them all. You can select which ones appeal to you and still qualify for the draw. If you complete six categories, you get one entry; complete nine categories, you get two entries and if you complete all twelve categories, you get three entries!

Here are the categories and the books I hope to read for each one. I'm not sure if I will manage to complete all 12 categories, but I had fun searching out the titles. I'm aiming for at least six, to be read in no particular order.

01. A 19th Century Classic: BARNABY RUDGE by Charles Dickens (first published 1841)

02. A 20th Century Classic: THE NEBULY COAT by John Meade Falkner (first published 1903)

03. A classic by a woman author: DEERBROOK by Harriet Martineau (first published 1838)

04. A classic in translation: WITH FIRE AND SWORD: AN HISTORICAL NOVEL OF POLAND AND RUSSIA by Henryk Sienkiewicz (first published in 1884

05. A Classic originally published before 1800: THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD by Oliver Goldsmith (first published 1766)

06. A Romance Classic: MARY BARTON by Elizabeth Gaskell (first published 1848)

07. A Gothic or horror classic: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE USHER by Edgar Allan Poe (first published 1839)

08. A Classic with a number in the title: THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES by Nathaniel Hawthorne (first published 1851)

09. A Classic about an animal or which includes an animal in the title: THE NEST OF THE SPARROWHAWK by Emmuska Orczy (first published 1909)

10. A Classic Set in A Place You'd like to visit:  THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR by Sir Walter Scott (first published 1819). The story is set in Scotland.

11 . An Award-winning Classic: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE BY EDITH WHARTON (first published 1920, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1921)

12. A Russian Classic: HOME OF THE GENTRY by Ivan Turgenev (first published 1858)

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