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Challenge #7: A Gothic or horror classic- The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde


I picked up The Picture of Dorian Gray because the idea of the story intrigued me.  It’s certainly an original concept, a portrait taking on a person’s ageing process as well as coming to represent their growing corruption.  381 more words


Challenge # 11: An award-winning classic - Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell

The idea of a youth making survival in the wild world, animals as their companions, has always intrigued me.  I loved My Side of the Mountain… 493 more words


Challenge #8: a classic with a number in the title- The Big Four, by Agatha Christie

I knew I wanted an Agatha Christie for the Back to the Classics challenge #8: to read a classic with a number in the title.  There were so many tantalizing titles to choose from.  437 more words


Cyrano de Bergerac- Review

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, so I figure it’s fitting that my first review for the Back to the Classics Challenge be the book I chose for the romance category:  Cyrano de Bergerac.  750 more words


Classic & Re-Read: "Emma" by Jane Austen

Two birds with one stone in this post! Each challenge has slightly different questions, so this’ll make for an interesting review and discussion of Jane Austen’s  916 more words


Book Review: Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, tells the tale of a group of young boys stranded on a desert island. With fine weather and a plentiful supply of fresh fruit and water they initially relish the freedom from adult control and enjoy their tranquil surroundings. 466 more words

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