Past LT Classics Challenge Selections

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Cycle I: Autumn 2009 Classics Challenge

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen — November 19, 2009

Beowulf (not the Seamus Heaney translation) – November 26 (Happy Thanksgiving!), 2009

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe – December 3, 2009

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot – December 10, 2009

Cycle II: Spring 2010 Classics Challenge

Nine Stories by J. D. Salinger — February 4, 2010

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins — February 11, 2010

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens — February 18, 2010

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde — February 25, 2010

Trilby by George Du Maurier — March 4, 2010

Persuasion by Jane Austen — March 11, 2010

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott — March 18, 2010

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens — March 25, 2010

Cycle III: May 2010 Classics Challenge

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens — May 6, 2010

Song of the Lark by Willa Cather — May 13, 2010

Candide by Voltaire — May 20, 2010

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell — May 27, 2010

Cycle IV: Summer 2010 Classics Challenge

The Aeneid by Virgil — June 10 & 17, 2010

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe — June 24 & July 1, 2010

The Golden Ass by Apuleius — July 8 & 15, 2010

Gigi and My Mother’s House by Colette — July 22 & 29, 2010

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy — August 5 & 12, 2010

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence — August 19 & 26, 2010

Cycle V: Spring 2011 Classics Challenge: The Search for Contemporary Classics

A Room with a View by E.M. Forster — February 11 & 18, 2011

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro — February 25 & March 4, 2011

Chéri by Colette — March 11 & 18, 2011

Possession by A.S. Byatt — March 25, 2011

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf — April 8 & 15, 2011

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk — April 22 & 29, 2011

Le Père Goriot by Honore de Balzac — May 6 & 13, 2011

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez — May 20, 2011

Cycle VI: Summer/Autumn 2011 Classics Challenge: Classics by Women and, More Specifically, Margaret Atwood

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood — July 22, 2011 & August 5, 2011

Belinda by Maria Edgeworth — July 29, 2011 & August 12, 2011

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood — August 19, 2011 & September 2, 2011

Indiana by George Sand — August 26, 2011 & September 9, 2011

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood — September 16 & 30, 2011

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith — September 23, 2011 & October 7, 2011

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