A Year of Classics

I will spend a year documenting every single “Classic” novel I can get my hands on, and will be discussing why and how these books are still a part of the grand scheme of things we call literature and have not simply fallen to dust between our sweaty and consumer driven fingers.

Let’s journey together and discover why Hemingway thought “there is no friend as loyal as a book”.

November 2013

  1. Oscar Wilde- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
  2. George Orwell- Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
  3. F. Scott Fitzgerald- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1922)
  4. F. Scott Fitzgerald- The Camel’s Back (from Tales of the Jazz Age)
  5. Ernest Hemingway- The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

December 2013

  1. C.S. Lewis- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950)
  2. J.M. Barrie- Peter Pan and Wendy (1911)

January 2014

  1. Allen Ginsberg- Howl (1956)

April 2014

  1. Rainer Maria Rilke- Letters to a Young Poet (1929)

May 2014

  1. H.P. Lovecraft- The Outsider (1926)
  2. Washington Irving- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820)

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