Thursday, March 12, 2009

Elizabeth Gaskell Mini-Challenge


This challenge is for 2009-2010. The challenge will begin January 1, 2009. The challenge will end June 1, 2010.

Read and/or watch TWO works by Elizabeth Gaskell

For example:
Watching two movies
Reading two books
Reading one book; watching one movie

Novels

* Mary Barton (1848)
* Cranford (1851–3)
* Ruth (1853)
* North and South (1854–5)
* Sylvia's Lovers (1863)
* Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story (1865)

Novellas and collections

* The Moorland Cottage (1850)
* Mr. Harrison’s Confessions (1851)
* The Old Nurse's Story (1852)
* Lizzie Leigh (1855)
* My Lady Ludlow (1859)
* Round the Sofa (1859)
* Lois the Witch (1861)
* A Dark Night's Work (1863)
* Cousin Phillis (1864)

Short stories (partial)

* Libbie Marsh's Three Eras (1847)
* Christmas Storms and Sunshine (1848)
* The Squire's Story (1853)
* Half a Life-time Ago (1855)
* An Accursed Race (1855)
* The Poor Clare (1856)
* "The Manchester Marriage" (1858), a chapter of A House to Let, co-written with Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Adelaide Anne Procter
* The Half-brothers (1859)
* The Grey Woman (1861)

Non-fiction

* The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857)

You can always read (or watch) more. But two is the minimum. I don't know that this has ever come up, but you CAN count abridged versions of the novels. You CAN also count audio books.

To sign up, please leave a comment.

Participants:
Becky's Book Reviews

18 comments:

Alex said...

Hi Becky! These mini-challenges are such a wonderful ideia. May I join this one, please?:)

Becky said...

Welcome to the challenge!

thebluestockingsociety said...

I'm in for a little Gaskell. As of now, I think I'll read Cranford and watch the recent version shown on PBS. I hope to also read a short story or two and a novella.

Thanks for hosting!

Jessica @ The Bluestocking Society

Kathrin said...

I'm in! My post is here :-)

Shelley said...

Cranford is in my plans for this year, so I'll gladly sign up for this one. North and South is my favorite all-time Brit Lit Chick Flick, and I would love to read the book. If I don't end up having time, I'll watch the movie for Cranford.

Shannansbooks said...

I have North and South and Mary Barton on my TBR list from different reading groups so those are the ones that I will pick for this challenge.

Lynda said...

I'm in - Ilove Gaskell ;0)
http://lyndasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/elizabeth-gaskell-mini-challenge.html

Big Arms said...

The BBC Cranford miniseries is amazing. Is it true that it's based short stories rather than the Cranford novel?

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

Hi Becky-

Sign me up for this one, too.

Judy/Intergalatic Bookworm

http://intergalaticbookworm.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

I really like Gaskell, please sign me up! My post is here.

giraffeelizabeth said...

Please sign me up Becky. I have just started North and South and am loving it already!

Tracey

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MissDaisyAnne---Annette said...

I have long been a fan of Elizabeth Gaskell, and few I know are.
Count me in, esp. since the challenge goes on into 2010.
Thank you.
Annette

mel u said...

Please count me in for the Elizabeth Gaskell Challenge. I will read "Slvia's Lovers" and "North and South"-thanks for hosting this

Jules said...

If we read a book before joining into the challenge thats in the time span of it, can we count it??

Becky said...

Yes, Jules, you can count it :)

Book Psmith said...

I don't know how I missed this one...I read North and South and just finished a short story by her. I have Wives and Daughters and Cranford on my tbr list for 2010 but not sure I will finish by June. I will stop by to see what others have reviewed.

Grain de Beaute said...

I haven't read anything by Elizabeth Gaskell. I know, shame on me. LOL.

But I'm hoping to change that and so I'm joining the Elizabeth Gaskell Mini-Challenge. ♥

Here's my post: http://bookishpursuits.blogspot.com/2009/10/mini-reading-challenges.html