Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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 (Bleak House)."

24 comments:

  1. First book finished :-) A very short review but I need to get back into writing reviews!

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    1. Oops - Karen, I just noticed that books started before 1/1/2018 don't qualify - I started mine in December. Is there a way to remove my link? My apologies.

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    2. Yes, I can remove it, no problem.

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  3. My first book of the challenge! I read The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald.

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  4. IF you have not yet discovered the Annotated Editions that David Shapard did for Jane Austen's novels you really should check them out. The text is on the left page and the annotations on the right so there is no need to constantly flip to the back of the book. He did an amazing amount of research. This time I read The Annotated Northanger Abbey. I learned a great deal about the books Austen read since she quotes or refers to them frequently.

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2234463340

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    1. Yes, I have read some of them, they're wonderful! I've read all the JA novels several times and I was impressed at how much I still learned from the Shapard annotations. I own five of the six novels, and I was lucky enough to see David Shapard speak a few years ago at the Texas Book Festival. It was extremely interesting. Thanks for posting about it!

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  5. I have just published my review of Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol which I have read for this category :)

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  6. I read the Annotated version of Jane Austen's Emma that was done by David Shapard. Tad long. Probably my least favorite of her books, but I do love the Shapard editions. All text on the left pages; all annotations on the right; no need to constantly flip to the back of the book. Certainly a flawed group of characters.

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2234464190

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  7. This is my review of Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens - Margaret

    https://islandbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/little-dorrit.html

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  8. I read The Mummy! by Jane Webb Loudon. Plot summary:

    The Egyptian mummy of King Cheops is brought back to life through scientific means in 2137. He takes over a hot air balloon and crash-lands in London. England's Queen dies in the crash and a new Queen is voted into service, but how long will she last? Cheops, though terrifying to those who behold him, offers advice to those who are willing to listen to him... and threatens destruction on those who do not heed his words.

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  9. First one for me: Silas Marner. Wotta ya know? It was great!

    Thanks for hosting.

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  10. I read The Mummy! by Jane Webb Loudon.

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  11. Since I read Little Women last year I thought it a good idea to continue on with Little Men this year. It was delightful.

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  12. I finished Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov, and I loved it! It's a bit long, but sooo amazing…

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  13. I've read David Copperfield for this category. Took a long time but so satisfied to have finished :)

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  14. I was dreading this book because I thought it would be stilted, long and boring. How wrong I was. After a slow start I found James Fenimore Cooper to be a writer of perception, vision and humor. The Pioneers opened inviting situations. One more step in broadening my horizons through the pleasures of reading.

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  15. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. I was so excited to read the "original" time travel book and was sorely disappointed. Thankfully, it was a short read!

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  16. I read Sense and Sensibility. Slowly making my way through more Austens. :)

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  17. Just finished The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens. CD surprised me a bit with this one.

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  18. I read Two on a Tower, by one of my favourite authors, Thomas Hardy. Probably not one of his strongest books, but still well worth picking up!

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  19. Just finished Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. What an interesting book, especially reading it as someone in the 21st century.

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  20. My previous linkups were to GoodReads, but this time I linked to my new blog. I loved Manfred, which I'm also counting for the Readers Imbibing Peril challenge.

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  21. Just linked to my review of The Old Curiosity Shop

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