Friday, January 8, 2016

Challenge Link-Up Post: 19th Century Classic


Please link your reviews for your 19th Century Classic here.  This is only for the 19th Century Classic category.  All books in this category must have been published from 1800 to 1899.   If you do not have a blog, or somewhere public on the internet where you post book reviews, please write your mini-review/thoughts in the comments section.  If you like, you can include the name of your blog and/or the title of the book in your link, like this: "Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate (The Way We Live Now)." 



17 comments:

  1. Since this is my first year I am not sure what I need to write in the comment section so I am just reposted my review.

    The Chimes by Charles Dickens
    When I found out that this story is a New Year’s Eve story not a true Christmas story I thought it would be just the one to start my 2016 challenge. Of course I have read A Christmas Carol but did not know that it was the first of 5 Christmas stories that Dickens wrote in the 1840’s. The Chimes is the second written in 1844. The Chimes are bells in a church near where the main character Trotty Veck, a messenger, waits for the gentry to employ him to deliver messages. He gets his name from his gate, a fast trot. You can help but continually compare it back to A Christmas Carol. There is the theme of injustice of the rich to the poor of the time, the ghosts, and the flight over the town to see into homes. I think it is fine and worth the read but not as good as the first. I feel a bit like I cheated because it was a quick read, about 4 hours.

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    1. You don't have to add a comment just include the link to your original review in the linky above.

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  2. I read The War of the Worlds and loved it...much to my surprise!

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  3. I read Dracula and proved once again that movies seem to miss the point of the story and do books a great disservice in the process.

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  4. I am excited to participate in this challenge and that I have my first entry done.

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  5. This was my second entry! I read a Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I went on to read Sign of the Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and am in the middle of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes!!

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  6. Just read Oliver Twist and provided some thoughts at my website: http://janegs.blogspot.com/2016/03/what-coincidence-thoughts-on-dickens.html This is always the easiest category for me!

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  7. Sheppard Lee, Written by Himself an American novel from 1836, reprinted by NYRB Classics.

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  8. I read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. https://jessreadingnook.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/tbt-wuthering-heights-by-emily-bronte/

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  9. I just reviewed the Three Miss Kings by Ada Cambridge. I really enjoyed it and it was thought provoking too. Three feisty ladies who have grown up in the middle of an Australian nowhere take on the big city and society. Romantic, fun page-turner.

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  10. whoops, I linked Tess of the d'urbervilles in the wrong category. That should have been my re-read a classic pick. I'll link up my 19th century classic when I read it!

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  11. Hi Karen, just linked 'Far From the Madding Crowd.'

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  12. Hello! I found your blog through Carol's. I just reviewed Crime and Punishment a few weeks back. I don't know if Russian is acceptable, but I will add a post script about your blog and the Classics challenge.

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  13. Just finished North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell; definitely my favorite Gaskell novel!

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  14. Finished "The Purloined Letter". Kind of disappointing for a Poe story.

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  15. Finally! I guess I just haven't read much 19th century literature this year. But speeches of Frederick Douglass fit the bill!

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  16. Now I linked my 19th century classic, Ivanhoe. (My Tess of the d'Ubervilles link went into the wrong category)

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