Friday, September 18, 2009

French Revolution Mini-Challenge



This challenge is for 2009-2010.
It begins October 1, 2009. It ends December 31, 2010.

Read two books (or watch two movies) set during the French Revolution. These can be nonfiction or fiction.

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This list on historicalnovels.info might be helpful.

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
A Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczky
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel


The image is from Wikipedia Commons.

Wilkie Collins Mini-Challenge


This challenge is for 2009-2010.
The challenge will begin October 1, 2009. The challenge will end December 1, 2010.

Read and/or watch two works by Wilkie Collins.

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(You can leave any links to reviews here as well.)


Here is a bibliography I took from Wikipedia's Wilkie Collins page:
  • Iolani, or Tahiti as it was. A Romance (written 1844; published 1999)
  • Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A. (1848)
  • Antonina (1850)
  • Rambles Beyond Railways (1851)
  • Basil (novel) (1852)
  • Mr Wray's Cash Box (1852)
  • Hide and Seek (1854)
  • The Ostler (1855)
  • After the Dark (1856)
  • The Dead Secret (1857)
  • A Rogue's Life (1857/1879)
  • The Frozen Deep (1857), a play co-written with Charles Dickens
  • A Terribly Strange Bed (1858)
  • A House to Let (1858), a short story co-written with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell and Adelaide Anne Procter
  • The Queen of Hearts (1859)
  • The Woman in White (1860)
  • No Name (1862)
  • My Miscellanies (1863)
  • Armadale (1866)
  • No Thoroughfare (1867), a story and play co-written with Charles Dickens
  • The Moonstone (1868)
  • Man and Wife (1870)
  • Poor Miss Finch (1872), dedicated to Frances Minto Elliot
  • Miss or Mrs? (1873)
  • The New Magdalen (1873)
  • The Frozen Deep and Other Stories (1874)
    • "The Frozen Deep"
    • "Dream Woman"
    • "John Jago's Ghost; or The Dead Alive"
  • The Law and the Lady (1875)
  • The Two Destinies (1876)
  • The Haunted Hotel (1878)
  • The Fallen Leaves (1879)
  • My Lady's Money (1879)
  • Jezebel's Daughter (1880)
  • Who Killed Zebedee (1881)
  • The Black Robe (1881)
  • Heart and Science (1883)
  • I Say No (1884)
  • The Ghost's Touch and Other Stories (1885)
  • The Evil Genius (1886)
  • The Guilty River (1886)
  • Little Novels (1887)
  • The Legacy of Cain (1889)
  • Blind Love (1889 - unfinished, completed by Walter Besant)

The image is one I found on an online syllabus. I don't know where they found it.