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Classics Challenge 2017

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I have been wanting to get into classic literature for about a year now. I hate that I call myself a avid reader but whenever Jeopardy has a question regarding a classic, I rarely guess correctly. So, Im going to remedy rhat and join a classics challenge.This one I stumbled on is hosted byBooks and Chocolate(had to stop at a blog with such a great title) I’m listing the category and the book I’ve chosen for that category. I will edit this post later to clean it up a bit but I need to get this post done but the entry deadline.of March 1.

1)A 19th century classic(any book published between 1800-1899)-Wuthering Heights
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2)A 20th century classic(any book published between1900-1967)- Lady Chatterley’s Lover
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3) A Classic by a Woman Author-Jonah’s Gourd Vine by Zora Neale Hurston
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4) A classic in translation(any book published in another language other than your native language)- The Phantom of The Opera
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5)A classic
originally published before 1800- The Canterbury Tales(plays and epic poems are acceptable)
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6)A romance classic-Emma
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7)A Gothic or horror classic-Rebecca by Daphne

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De Maurier

8) A Classic With A Number In The Title-A Tale of Two Cities (Examples include
Three Men in a Boat, The Nine Tailors, Henry V,
Fahrenheit 451, etc. An actual number is
required — for example, Agatha Christie’s And
Then There Were None would not qualify, but
The Seven Dials Mystery would.)

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9) A Classic About An Animal or  includes the name of an animal in the title -White Fang by Jack Londor

(includes the name of an animal in the title. It
can be an actual animal or a metaphor, or just
the name in the title. Examples include To Kill a
Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, The
Metamorphosis, White Fang, etc. If the animal is
not obvious, please clarify it in your post)

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10) Classic set in a place you’d like to visit- (It
can be real or imaginary: The Wizard of Oz,
Down and Out in Paris and London, Death on the
Nile, etc. ) A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway(Paris setting)
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11) An Award Winning Classic (It could be the
Newbery award, the Prix Goncourt, the Pulitzer
Prize, the James Tait Award, etc. Any award,
just mention in your blog post what award your
choice received. It must be an actual award-winner; runners-up and nominees do not count) – A Wrinkle In Time
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12) A Russian Classic (2017 will be the 100th
anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a
classic by any Russian author) – War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
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