THE CLASSICS CLUB


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The Classics Club was created to inspire people to read and blog about classic books. It was started back in March, 2012, and to-date has a very extensive list of members. All the details and how to join are here.

I read some of the more popular classics while growing up (Dickens, Alcott, Thackeray etc) but never quite got around to some of the lesser known authors or books. This challenge is the perfect way to encourage that reading and to keep track of my progress as well.

My aim is to read 50 books by 6th January, 2021. This is a modest target of ten books a year, but according to the rules if I finish early, which I doubt will happen, I can submit another list.

Here is my list (to be read in no particular order):

01. THE NEBULY COAT by John Meade Falkner
02. DEERBROOK by Harriet Martineau
03. THE NEST OF THE SPARROWHAWK by Emmuska Orczy
04. ADAM BEDE, George Elliot
05. OUR SOLDIER BOY BY George Manville Fenn
07. FOR THE TERM OF HIS NATURAL LIFE, Marcus Clarke
08. ORLEY FARM by Anthony Trollope
09. HENRY DUNBAR by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
10. COLONEL JACK by Daniel Defoe
11. CROWN OF ROSES by Valerie Anand.
12. PAYMENT DEFERRED by C.S. Forester
13. THE MOONSTONE by Wilkie Collins
14. "'TENTION": A STORY OF BOY-LIFE DURING THE PENINSULAR WAR by George Manville Fenn
15. THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FOREST by Frederick Marryat
16. THE PIRATE by Frederick Maryatt
17. STARVECROW FARM by Stanley J. Weyman
18. MARY BARTON, Elizabeth Gaskell
19. MY LOVE MUST WAIT by Ernestine Hill
20. CLARA VAUGHAN by R.D. Blackmore
21. DOMBEY AND SON by Charles Dickens
22. SILAS MARNER by George Elliot
23. SHIRLEY by Charlotte Bronte
24. SPRINGHAVEN, R.D. Blackmore
25. PENDENNIS by William Makepeace Thackeray
26. THE ADVENTURERS, Jane Aiken Hodge
27. THE BLACK ARROW, Robert Louis Stevenson
28. THE VIRGINIANS by William Makepeace Thackeray
29. THE BLACK TULIP, Alexandre Dumas
30. EUGENE ARAM by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
31. THE CORNET OF HORSE, G.A. Henty
32. THE FORTUNES OF RICHARD MAHONY, Henry Handel Richardson
33. AGNES GREY by Anne Bronte
34. MARY ANERLEY: A YORKSHIRE TALE by R.D. Blackmore
35. THE GUN, C.S. Forester
36. SYLVIA'S LOVERS by Elizabeth Gaskell
37. NO NAME by Wilkie Collins
38. ALICE LORRAINE by R.D. Blackmore
39. THE TRANSIT OF VENUS, Shirley Hazzard
40. THE TRUMPET MAJOR, Thomas Hardy (re-read)
41. THE WOODLANDERS by Thomas Hardy
42. NICHOLAS NICKELBY by Charles Dickens
43. UNDER CAPRICORN, Helen Simpson
44. UNDER THE RED ROBE, Stanley J. Weyman (re-read)
45. WINDYRIDGE: A CLASSIC YORKSHIRE NOVEL by Willie Riley
46. WITH MOORE AT CORUNNA,A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR by G.A. Henty
47. VILLETTE, Charlotte Brontë
48. THE ROSE IN SPLENDOUR by Leslie Barringer
49. BARNABY RUDGE, Charles Dickens
50. INHERITANCE by Phyllis Bentley






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