Sunday, August 21, 2011

Challenge Complete: Victorian Literature

Back in November, I signed up for The Victorian Literature Challenge sponsored by Bethany at words, words, words . I initially signed up for the Great Expectations level (read 5-9 books), but then added a few more to my list and settled on Hard Times (read 10-14 books) Just today I finished my tenth book and have now met my final challenge level. There are more Victorian-era books looming on my TBR pile and I will probably add a few more to the list before the year is done, but the challenge has officially been met. Here are the books read for this challenge:

The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson [8/17/11]
Three Victorian Detective Novels by E. F. Bleiler (ed.) [8/20/22]
The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katherine Green [2/8/11]
Sir Nigel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8/21/11)
Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes [5/13/11]
The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope [2/1/11]
The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [3/29/11]
Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (I know he didn't actually write until the 1900s, but he was a Victorian, and he wanted to write earlier, but his father forbade him.) [4/11/11]
Victorian Tales of Mystery & Detection by Michael Cox (ed) [4/26/11]
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope [4/29/11]

1 comment:

Agnes mumbi said...

Victorian literature is the literature produced during the reign of Queen Victoria. Victorian novels tend to be idealized portraits of difficult lives in which hard work.