Classics Club

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” — Italo Calvino

I signed up for Classics Club some time ago, and asked myself the question, “What is a classic?” In my book it’s a title that has stood the test of time — however long that is — and will include children’s fiction, classical and foreign texts in translation as well as those deemed modern classics (mostly 20th century).

The List

Included on this list — an aide-memoire really — are the classics I have yet to read (or reread: RR).

  • Petronius Arbiter: The Satyricon RR
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett: A Little Princess Read
  • Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist RR
  • George Eliot: Middlemarch
  • Hermann Hesse: The Glass Bead Game RR
  • Charles Kingsley: Hypatia
  • Rudyard Kipling: Kim RR
  • D H Lawrence: The Princess and other stories
  • Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince
  • L M Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables
  • Mervyn Peake: Gormenghast
  • Mark Twain: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer RR
  • Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto RR
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