The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #26

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The Classics Club
2020-2025

The Classics Spin #26

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before Sunday, April 18th, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain โ€œto be readโ€ on your Classics Club list.

On Sunday Aril 18, weโ€™ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List by May 31, 2021.

Here are 20 titles I have selected from my 3rd list of 50 classics (I basically just chose the 20th oldest).
The Japanese titles are gone, because I read them all between January-March.
Six of the following titles are nonfiction.
Seven are mysteries.

1 Laurence Sterne The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1767)
2 Xavier de Maistre Voyage Autour de Ma Chambre (1794)
3 Edmond Rostand Cyrano de Bergerac (1897) = reread
4 Machado de Assi Dom Casmurro (1899)
5 Marcel Proust Days of Reading (1905)
6 Robert Walser Jakob von Gunten (1909)
7 A. A. Milne The Red House Mystery (1922)
8 Edna Ferber* So Big (1924)
9 Freeman Wills Crofts Inspector French’s Greatest Case (1924)
10 Dorothy L. Sayers* Clouds of Witness (1926)
11 Owen Barfield History in English Words (1926)
12 Stefan Zweig Confusion (1927)
13 Josephine Tey* The Man in the Queue (1929)
14 Virginia Woolf* A Room of One’s Own (1929)
15 Edmund Wilson Axel’s Castle: A Study of the Imaginative Literature of 1870-1930 (1931)
16 various authors The Floating Admiral (1931)
17 Hermann Broch The Sleepwalkers (1932)
18 George Orwell Down and Out in Paris and London (1933)
19 Ngaio Marsh* A Man Lay Dead (1934)
20 Antal Szerb The Pendragon Legend (1934)

COME BACK ON MONDAY 19
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

MY FULL LIST IS HERE

 

34 thoughts on “The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #26

  1. I’m afraid I haven’t read any of these, Emma! My own list is made up of much more ‘well-known’ classics, which you have probably read already, if you’re on your 3rd list! Good luck and happy ‘Spinning’! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Oh, are you participating in this too? This looks like a super interesting challenge. Are the asterisks meant for books you are particularly interested in — because I certainly am! I have seen the movie for So Big, and Dorothy Sayers and Ngaio Marsh are old favorites. Good luck with whatever number comes your way!

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  3. Interesting list. I have only read #s 1 and 3 and none of the others is on my TBR pile. Looking forward to seeing what the number will be tomorrow.

    Here is my list.

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  4. A lot of authors I am not familiar with, but also a few of my favourites; Virginia Woolf, Edna Ferber, Stefan Zweig and Josephine They. I see you got one I am not familiar with. History in English Words sounds fascinating. I hope it will be a good one.

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  5. I haven’t read any of the books here and only two from your longer list: The Sound and Fury (which was excellent) and the Sword in the Stone which I read when I was in grammar school. I recall liking it. Is the book by AA Milne targeted to an adult audience? I love his Pooh stories and The House at Pooh Corner.

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