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Subject: Update Your 2011 Classic Lit Challenge Selections Here
Date Posted: 11/9/2010 11:47 PM ET
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1. sea saga

The Caine Mutiny (1951)

 

2. a classic author's first novel

Wuthering Heights (1847) by Emily Bronte 

 

3. novel by a non-European author

The Makioka Sisters by Junichuro Tanizaki (1943-1948) 

 

4. family conflicts

Winter of Our Discontent (1961) by John Steinbeck

Howard's End by E.M. Forster

 

5. Belle Epoque novel

Madame Bovary (1856) by G. Flaubert

 

6. novel by an author you've always felt you should read

Ivanhoe (1819) by Sir Walter Scott

 

7. classic play

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1955) by T. Williams  

 

 

8. classic written by a woman

Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen

Villette (1853) by Charlotte Bronte.

 

 

9. classic adventure

The Swiss Family Robinson (1812) by J.D. Wyss 

 

10. children's classic

Anne of Green Gables (1908) 

 

11. frontier/pioneer/western

The Alaskan: A Novel of the North (1923)  by James O. Curwood 

True Grit

 

12. short story or poetry collection

Poems by Sara Teasdale

 



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Subject: PhoenixFalls' Tentative List
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1. Sea Saga

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, by C. S. Forester

2. A classic author's first novel

Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen. Start date: 9/5/11. Finish date: 9/5/11. Rating: 4 1/2 stars.

3. A novel by a non-European author

The Recognition of 'Sakuntala, by Kalidasa or Arabian Nights

4. Family conflicts

Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen or Howard's End, by E. M. Forester

5. Belle Epoque novel

Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert

6. A novel by an author you've always felt you should read

Orlando, by Virginia Woolf

7. Classic play

Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

8. A classic written by a woman

Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

9. Classic Adventure

King Solomon's Mines, by H. Rider Haggard

10. Children's classic

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

11. Frontier/Pioneer/Western

My Antonia, by Willa Cather

12. A short story collection

 

13. A poetry collection



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Oh, I love that lists are appearing! I'd better get busy.

                                                                          Rose

Date Posted: 11/10/2010 8:27 AM ET
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Here are my lite challenge categories:

1. family conflicts  Lady Anna/Anthony Trollope  finished 3/15/11

2. Belle Epoque novel  The Beautiful and Damned/F. Scott Fitzgerald  finished 11/23/11 

3. children's classic  The Secret Garden/Frances Hodgson Burnett  finished 11/29/11

4. classic author's first novel:  Some Tame Gazelle/Barbara Pym  finished 11/17/11 

5. classic play  Hedda Gabler/Henrik Ibsen  finished 11/27/11

6. classic written by a woman  Excellent Women/Barbara Pym  finished 11/30/11

 

 

Diane



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Don't be jealous, Dianedevil hehehe. 

 

By the way everyone. I put tentative in this thread title not because the categories are tentative, but because my choice of books for those categories is tentative.  I haven't made up my mind on a couple slots.



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1. children's: The Hobbit (1937); Tolkien 1/13

2. sea saga: Treasure Island (1883); Stevenson 1/23

3. author's first: Cup of Gold (1929); Steinbeck 12/22

4. play: A Man for all Seasons (1960); Bolt 11/19

5. Adventure: The Three Musketeers (1844); Dumas 3/11

6. Always felt you should read: The Non-existent Knight (1959); Calvino 5/8



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Subject: FINISHED!!!
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This challenge is my first ever on PBS!  smiley

 

1. sea saga   Homer. Odyssey (6/13)

2. a classic author's first novel Bronte. Agnes Grey (8/12)

3. novel by a non-European author Ramayana (10/10)

4. family conflicts  Dostoevsky. The Brothers Karamazov (2/2)

5. Belle Epoque novel (?????)   Flaubert. Memoirs of a Madman (2/14)

6. novel by an author you've always felt you should read Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Gray (10/16)

7. classic plays   Moliere. The School for Husbands (1/1) & Amphitryon  (1/1)

8. classic written by a woman   Austen. Northanger Abbey (2/5)

9. classic adventure Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo (11/19)

10. children's classic  Porter. Pollyanna (6/27)

11. frontier/pioneer/western  Cather. My Antonia (9/13)

12. short story collection Boccaccio. The Decameron (7/19)

13. poetry collection Masters. Spoon River Anthology (6/19)



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One thing I enjoy about reading lists is that they help me formulate my own. (Caralen, your list is amazing! )

                                                                                                                       Rose

Date Posted: 11/11/2010 1:34 PM ET
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MY LIST:   LIST COMPLETED 12/11/11

 1. sea saga

The Odyssey   by Homer  COMPLETED

2. a classic author's first novel

Soldier's Pay   by William Faulkner  COMPLETED

3. novel by a non-European author

Oblomov   by Ivan Goncharov COMPLETED

4. family conflicts

His Family   by Ernest Poole   (rcvd 1st Pulitzer Prize for the novel in 1918)  COMPLETED

5. Belle Epoque novel

Bel-Ami  by Guy de Maupassant   COMPLETED

6. novel by an author you've always felt you should read

Lafcadio's Adventures   by Andre Gide  COMPLETED

7. classic play

The Duchess of Malfi  by John Webster  COMPLETED

8. classic written by a woman

The Tale of Genji   by Murasaki Shikibu (11th century) COMPLETED

9. classic adventure

Outlaws of the Marsh (or The Water Margin) Book 1 (14th century) by Shi Nai'an & Luo Guanzhong  COMPLETED

10. children's classic

Kidnapped  by Robert L. Stevenson  COMPLETED

11. frontier/pioneer/western

The Octopus   by Frank Norris  COMPLETED

12. short story collection

The Man-Wolf and other  Tales   by Emile Erckmann-Alexandre Chatrian  COMPLETED

13. poetry collection



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1. Sea Saga  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

2. A Classic Author's First Novel   The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

3. Novel By A Non-European Author   White Fang by Jack London

4. Family Conflicts    Howard's End by E.M. Forster   Finished 6/13/11   270pgs.

5. Belle Epoque   Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

6. Novel By An Author You Feel You Should Have Read   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

7. Classic Play    A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt

8. Classic Written By A Woman   Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte       Finished 1/10/11   527pgs.

9. Classic Adventure   Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson   Finished 3/5/11   273pgs.

10. Children's Classic   Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

11. Frontier/Pioneer/Western    The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper   Finished 8/25/11  364 pgs

12. Short Story Collection    The Mysteries of Edgar Allan Poe



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Caralen, I would only point out that The Good Earth takes place in the East (Asia) as opposed to out west.

(I'm reading everyone's lists to get ideas: I've taken quite a few so far. Hope to have my complete list posted by this evening.)

                                                                                                                                    Rose

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Thanks!  I was a little off on that one. lol  I had meant to put Rolvaag's Giants in the Earth, not Buck's The Good Earthlaugh

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1. Sea Saga

Sea Wolf by Jack London or the Phantom Ship by Frederick Marryat

2. A classic author's first novel

Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

3. A novel by a non-European author

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

4. Family conflicts

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dosteovsky

5. Belle Epoque novel

Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert

6. A novel by an author you've always felt you should read

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

7. Classic play

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

8. A classic written by a woman

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

9. Classic Adventure

The Adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne

10. Children's classic

The Hobbit by J. R. Tolkein

11. Frontier/Pioneer/Western

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

12. A short story collection

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales by Edgar Allen Poe or Sherlock Holmes; The Complete Novels and Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.



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I've borrowed a few titles from others, but here's my list:

1. sea saga--Mutiny on the Bounty (Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall)

2. classic author's first novel--The Pickwick Papers (Charles Dickens)

3. novel by a non-European author--The Story of an African Farm (Olive Schreiner)

4. family conflicts--You Can't Go Home Again (Thomas Wolfe)

5. Belle Epoque novel--The Doll (Boleslaw Prus)

6. novel by an author you've always felt you should read--Lorna Doone (Richard Doddridge Blackmore)

7. classic play--Lady Windermere's Fan (Oscar Wilde)

8. classic written by a woman--Tenants of Wildfell Hall (Anne Bronte)

9. classic adventure--Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott)

10. children's classic--Kim (Rudyard Kipling)

11. frontier/pioneer/western--Giants in the Earth (O.E. Rolvaag)

12. short story collection--Knight's Gambit (William Faulkner)

                                                                                                                           Rose

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1. Sea Saga

Shackleton's Valiant Voyage by Alfred Lansing 5 stars

2. A classic author's first novel

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, 2/27/2011 5 stars

3. A novel by a non-European author

No One Writes to the Colonel and other stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 4 stars

4.  Family conflicts

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez  4 stars

5.  Belle Epoque novel

6. A novel by an author you've always felt you should read

I, Claudius by Robert Graves 5 stars

7. Classic play

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare  4 stars

8. A classic written by a woman

9. Classic Adventure

Moonfleet by J. Maude Falkner (not sure about this but it was on my shelf and seems to fit)  4 stars

10. Children's classic

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

11. Frontier/Pioneer/Western

One of Ours by Willa Cather 4 stars

12. A short story collection

30 Great Short Stories by W. Somerset Maugham 4 stars

13. A poetry collection 3 stars

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin (poetry novel)

 




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I have never done a classic challenge, but I own most of these books (but never read) so this will be new for me.  If I have any category's wrong please tell me. 

1. Sea Saga  The Odyssey - Homer*

2. A Classic Author's First Novel   Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte*

3. Novel By A Non-European Author   The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne*

4. Family Conflicts    Mansfield Park - Jane Austen

5. Belle Epoque   Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert*   01/11

6. Novel By An Author You Feel You Should Have Read   Fanny Hill - John Cleland*  01/11

7. Classic Play    Taming of the Shrew - Shakespeare*

8. Classic Written By A Woman   Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte*

9. Classic Adventure   Ivanhoe*

10. Children's Classic   Little Women - Louisa May Alcott* or Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery*

11. Frontier/Pioneer/Western    My Antonia - Willa Cather*

12. Short Story Collection    (poetry) The Rumi Collection*
 



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Lori L., your list looks wonderful!

                                               Rose

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yay!!!  I'm so glad to hear that.  Thanks!

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Please let me know if I have a book in an inappropriate category: 

1. sea saga The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (completed Feb. 27, 2011) Rating: 3 of 5

2. a classic author's first novel The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (completed May 21, 2011) Rating: 4 of 5 alemted (Comp 

3. novel by a non-European author In Cold Blood or Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

4. family conflicts Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (eBook)

5. Belle Epoque novel Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (eBook) (completed Feb. 5, 2011) Rating: 3 out of 5

6. novel by an author you've always felt you should read A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (Completed June 10, 2011)

7. classic play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

8. classic written by a woman The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

9. classic adventure Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss (eBook)

10. children's classic The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (eBook)

11. frontier/pioneer/western The Last of the Mohicans  by James Fenimore Cooper (eBook)

12. short story collection The Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection narrated by Basil Rathbone and Vincent Price (are audio books okay?)

13. poetry collection The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (eBook)



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1. sea saga Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

2. a classic author's first novel: The Shooting Party by Anton Chekov 01-27-2011

3. novel by a non-European author: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

4. family conflicts: Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

5. Belle Epoque novel: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 01-17-2011

6. novel by an author you've always felt you should read: Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

7. classic play: Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesse Williams 01-09-2011

8. classic written by a woman: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe

9. classic adventure: Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

10. children's clasic: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

11. frontier/pioneer/western: The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie Jr.

12. short story collection:

13. poetry collection : Howl by Allen Ginsburg 01-04-2011



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Michael, I like your selections for numbers 8, 10, 11. yes

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1. sea saga - The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

2. a classic author's first novel

3. novel by a non-European author

4. family conflicts

5. Belle Epoque novel

6. novel by an author you've always felt you should read

7. classic play - The Tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare

8. classic written by a woman

9. classic adventure - G.A. Henty (?)

10. children's clasic - The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

11. frontier/pioneer/western - G A Henty (?)

12. short story collection - TBD

13. poetry collection - TBD



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My lite list:

1.  Family conflict - Uncle Silas, J. Sheridan LeFanu Finished 10/31/11

2. Classic written by a woman - The Country of  the Pointed Firs, Sarah Orne Jewett  Finished 5/27/11

3.  Children's classic -  Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens Finished 12/9/11 (I also discovered that I wouldn't consider this a children's book due to the er, adult themes of the book, lol!  Still glad I read it, though.)

4. frontier/pioneer/western - Shane, Jack Schaefer Finished 11/13/11

 



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Thanks Tome! Your 6,7,9 choices are excellent as well.

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1.    Sea Saga:  The Sea Around Us, by Rachel Carson 

3.   Written by a non-European author:  Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson

5.    Belle Epoque:  Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert 

8.   Written by a woman:  To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1  (a gift from my daughter, will have to be carried over to the 2012 Lite Challenge list))



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