Category: 2012 Classics Challenge

Review: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 21 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Cranford tells the tale of an oft-overlooked portion of Victorian population, the middle class.  Many novels of the Victorian era focus exclusively on the…

Review: Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo

Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 17 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Count Frollo, Quasimodo, and Esmeralda are quite possibly the most twisted, most bizarre, and most unexpected love-triangle in literary…

Review: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 8  Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful. Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White is widely accepted to be one of the first –and best- mystery and sensation novels.  The…

Review: Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 1 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) “The greatest love story ever told.”  “The epic novel of our time.”  These are just two of the…

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