Thursday, January 1, 2009

Victorian Challenge

A while back I joined the Victorian Challenge. I think it is a nice way to learn more about the Victorian Era.

The challenge starts January 1, 2009 and ends June 30, 2009.

The guidelines are:
Books allowed (and suggestions):

1) books wrote during the Victorian Era (authors like Elizabeth Gaskell, Lewis Carroll, Sheridan Le Fanu, George Eliott, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, the Brontë Sisters, Arthur Conan Doyle...)

2) books set during that period ( Kept by J. D. Taylor, Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, The Last Waltz by Tasha Alexander, Silent Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn, The Glass of Time by Michael Cox, The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber,...)

3) books about that period or biographies (The Victorian House by Judith Flandres, The Victorian by N. H. Wilson, Victorian People and Ideas by Richard D. Altick, Queen Victoria by Elizabeth Longford, Dickens: A Biography by Fred Kaplan,...)

Reading Levels:

1) A drink at Whitechapel: 3 books
2) A walk in Hyde Park: 4 books
3) A tour of the British Museum: 5 books
4) A visit to Buckingham Palace: 6 books

My tentative list for now is:
1) Elizabeth Gaskell: North And South
2) Bronte: Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre
3) Oscar Wilde: A Woman Of No Importance

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