WHAT IS CLASSIC REMARKS?
Classic Remarks is a meme hosted here at Pages Unbound that poses questions each Friday about classic literature and asks participants to engage in ongoing discussions surrounding not only themes in the novels but also questions about canon formation, the “timelessness” of literature, and modes of interpretation.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
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THIS WEEK’S PROMPT:
What are some classics on your TBR list? Why?
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
I love Charles Dickens, but I have yet to read every book he has written. This is just one of a number of Dickens books on my TBR list.
The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
Dumas is well-known for writing The Three Musketeers, but that book is only the first in a series. I still need to read The Man in the Iron Mask, the last adventure of the Musketeers.
I only managed to read the first three Judy Bolton books, before the public library said they could not find any more for me. But I am interested in reading about a teenage sleuth who ages over the course of the books, eventually marrying.
It’s inconceivable to me that I still have not read this children’s book by J. R. R. Tolkien!
Penny Parker Books by Mildred A. Wirt
Wirt was the first ghostwriter for the Nancy Drew series, but she also wrote books under her own name, including the Penny Parker series. Penny, like Nancy, is a sleuth, but she works for her father’s paper and, apparently, Wirt favored Penny over Nancy (perhaps because she had more creative control over the books). I’ve loved Nancy for years, so of course I have to meet Penny!