Jan. 4th, 2014

skjam: from Heavenly Nostrils (Unicorn)
Continuing our look at what Goodreads recommends to me based on my bookshelves (which says something about me, but possibly more about the Goodreads hive mind.) Today's shelf is "oldies", where I put any book written before the 20th Century. This includes many books we think of as "classic literature" and others that are the 19th Century equivalent of (insert your least favorite trendy book here). Many of these recommendations you may have read for school.

The Aeneid by Virgil
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-Up Adaptation by Robert Sabuda
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess

Callirhoe by Chariton
The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
Cesar Birotteau by Honore de Balzac
The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Duncan's War by Douglas Bond

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
Even the Queen: & Other Short Stories by Connie Willis

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie
The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells
The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: After Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Richard Lancelyn Green

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim

King Arthur and his Knights: Selected Tales by Thomas Malory
Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

The Mansion by Henry van Dyke
The Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale
Medea by Euripides
Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin
The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works by Jonathan Swift
The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis

Non-Stop by Brian W. Aldiss

An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

Perrault's Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs
Robin Hood by Alexandre Dumas
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Roderick by John Sladek

The Scarlet Ibis: The Collection of Wonder by James Hurst
Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street by William S. Baring-Gould
The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft
The Time Ships by Steven Baxter
The Turn of the Screw and the Aspern Papers by Henry James

The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre by John William Polidori
The Vampyre: A Tale by John William Polidori

The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne


Goodreads really, really wants me to read that Polidori story, apparently.

Let me know if you've read any of these or heard interesting buzz about them or have a good story about pre-20th Century literature you'd like to share.
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