1. 19th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1800 and 1899.
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (1878)
2. 20th Century Classic. Any classic book originally published between 1900 and 1969.
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden (1969)
3. Classic by a Female Author.
A Josephine Tey title…or George Eliot??
4. Classic in Translation.
War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1867) or something by Jules Verne or
5. Classic Comedy. Any comedy or humorous work.
Three Men in a Boat (1889) by Jerome K. Jerome or a book by Gerald Durrell
6. Classic Tragedy.
? The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
7. Very Long Classic.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (1862) or ??
8. Classic Novella. Any work of narrative fiction shorter than 250 pages.
The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy (1886)
9. Classic From the Americas (includes the Caribbean). Includes classic set in either continent or the Caribbean, or by an author originally from one of those countries.
I have no idea…maybe something by Willa Cather, Edith Wharton or Rex Stout
10. Classic From Africa, Asia, or Oceania (includes Australia).
The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan, 1943) or a Nevil Shute title (Australia);
11. Classic From a Place You\’ve Lived. Read locally! Any classic set in a city, county, state or country in which you\’ve lived.
So for me, this is either Scotland, Australia or New Zealand.
12. Classic Play. Any play written or performed at least 50 years ago.
I\’ll be going with Shakespeare. Perhaps The Merchant of Venice.
For details of the 2019 Back to the Classics Challenge see Karen\’s guidelines at Books & Chocolate.