Back to the Classics 2022

Back to the Classics is hosted at Books and Chocolate. After reading a grand total of 0 in last year’s attempt, I’ve again 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) (12/2)
  2. A 20th century classic (any book first published from 1900 to 1972): Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle (1906-08)
  3. A classic by a woman author: The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan (1405)
  4. A classic in translation (any book first published in a language that is not your primary language): The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (1320), translated by Dorothy Sayers
  5. A classic by BIPOC author: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs (1861)
  6. Mystery/Detective/Crime Classic(fiction or non-fiction): The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1859) (Started, but didn’t finish)
  7. A Classic Short Story Collection. Any single volume that contains at least six short stories: Complete Fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen (1875) (Started, but didn’t finish)
  8. Pre-1800 Classic (Anything written before 1800): Paradise Lost by John Milton (1667) (Started, but didn’t finish)
  9. A Nonfiction Classic: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1792) (12/27)
  10. Classic That’s Been on Your TBR List the Longest: The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garard (1922) (This could have fit #2, #9, or #11!) (Started, but didn’t finish)
  11. Classic Set in a Place You’d Like to Visit (real or imaginary): The Iliad by Homer (c. 8th Century BCE), translated by Caroline Arnold (2/5)
  12. Wild Card Classic (Any classic book you like, any category, as long as it’s at least 50 years old!):

Most of these will also count for the Mount TBR Challenge, so, yay for that!