Tuesday, 1 May 2012
A Victorian Celebration challenge
I can't resist this challenge. It's so much in the range of what I want to read more of this year: Victorian literature. It's only for two months - June and July. What could be simpler and easier? It's hosted by Allie at A Literary Odyssey. The sign-up link is here.
So far, on my list of possibilities are:
- Mill on the Floss - George Eliot
- Silas Marner - George Eliot
- Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope
- any Charles Dickens novel, since I've only read two so far
- The Brontes by Juliet Barker
- The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell
- North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
- Cranford - Elizabeth Gaskell
*OF course this list is not a final version, and subject to whim.
I've asked Allie at A Literary Odyssey to see if biographies about other people than writers is allowed.
There's no limit on how many you can read, ,just good Victorian literature to read while the hazy days of summer arrive. I can read just one! or all of them! or a combination. **Hurray: Allie just responded to me : books about Victorians, history, art,etc, are allowed. Time to see if I can find a copy of Parallel Lives by Phyllis Rose, and fingers crossed that Claire Tomalin's Charles Dickens: A Life biography will be in paperback in time- I think it's out in July. I'd also like to get Victorian House by Judith Flanders, about how the Victorian home developed. Her other book, Consuming Passions, about the development of leisure in the Victorian Age, also sounds very interesting.