Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Our Mutual Read Victorian Challenge

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What a delicious Challenge this one is. It’s really hard to try to be realistic and figure that I’ll only be able to manage four books, which is actually Level 1.

Anthony Trollope’s The Warden (1855)
Hannah Crafts’ The Bondwoman’s Narrative (est. 1853-1861)
Gustav Flaubert’s Emma Bovary (1857) Trans. Alan Russell
Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace (1865-67)
Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897)

Completed December 2010

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