Back to the Classics 2021

Back to the Classics is hosted at Books and Chocolate. I’ve taken some titles from my Classics Club list:

  1. A 19th century classic: any book first published from 1800 to 1899: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)
  2. A 20th century classic: any book first published from 1900 to 1971: The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garard (1922)
  3. A classic by a woman author: The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan (1405)
  4. A classic in translation, meaning any book first published in a language that is not your primary language: The Iliad by Homer (translated by Caroline Alexander) (c. 762 BCE)
  5. A classic by BIPOC author; that is, a non-white author: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs (1861)
  6. A classic by a new-to-you author, i.e., an author whose work you have never read: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1859)
  7. New-to-you classic by a favorite author — a new book by an author whose works you have already read: Villette by Charlotte Brontë (1853)
  8. A classic about an animal, or with an animal in the title:
  9. A children’s classic: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1908)
  10. A humorous or satirical classic:
  11. A travel or adventure classic (fiction or non-fiction): The Odyssey by Homer (translated by Emily Wilson)
  12. A classic play. Plays will only count in this category.