Classics Club Spin #19


At last I’m organised enough to join in with a spin! It was one of the things that first appealed to me about joining The Classics Club and yet it’s never happened – until now!

A numbered list of 20 titles from our original challenge list needs to be posted by Tuesday, 27th November when the spin will reveal which number we should read by January 31st 2019 – what a great way to start the new year.

This is my spin list:

  1. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe
  2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  3. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
  4. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  6. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  7. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  8. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  9. The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner
  10. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  11. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  12. Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift
  13. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  14. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  15. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  16. The Outsider by Albert Camus
  17. If This is a Man by Primo Levi
  18. Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
  19. Old Goriot by Honore de Balzac
  20. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Stern

Not all chunksters but hopefully all good reads.


15 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #19

  1. The Grapes of Wrath is on my list too, but at a different number. I hope you get A Tale of Two Cities, Wives and Daughters or The Tenant of Wildfell Hall as I loved all three of those! Good luck. 🙂

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  2. Ooh, A Tale of Two Cities is great, and since I think it should be a law that everyone reads Dickens at Christmas, I’m voting for that! But I’d also like to hear what you think of Udolpho – I regret not shoving some Gothic literature on my own CC list. And The Code of the Woosters – instant sunshine! Good luck! 😀

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    1. The Story of an African Farm was a favorite of the author Vera Brittain, who wrote Testament of Youth. I read it a couple months ago. A quiet, feminist story. Apparently pretty shocking in its day. The sense of place is excellent in the story.

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