1. A 19th century classic.
Charlotte Bronte dedicated Jane Eyre to Thackeray. Thackeray considered Henry Esmond his true masterpiece.
2. A 20th century classic.
All I can recall from the first time I read it is the family rosary scene at the beginning and a "wretched meal" of spaghetti dumped from the window of a decaying palace.
3. A classic by a woman author.
Never read but it's been on my shelf for ages. An online review inspires me to dust it off.
4. A classic in translation.
Investigating agrarianism, I think of this poem again. A pity that the best translation I know of is not currently available.
5. A children's classic.
Wind in the Willows.
Avoided this one as a child because I didn't like the movie. Always loved the title!
6. A classic crime story, fiction or non-fiction.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Or something Sherlocky by Conan Doyle. These stories were beloved by my grandfather and he recommended them to us.
7. A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fiction.
Two Years Before the Mast.
Read an abridged version as a kid. The real thing will surely be worth the time.
8. A classic with a single-word title.
A "cold war classic" my dad recommends.
9. A classic with a color in the title.
The Red Horse.
Has been on my list.
10. A classic by an author that's new to you.
As A Driven Leaf.
Picked up at a thrift store.
11. A classic that scares you.
The Turn of the Screw.
Scares me so much I'm not sure I want to read it. But the other book that comes to mind is scarier still. . .!
12. Re-read a favorite classic.
All The King's Men.
It would be my fourth time through this one.
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