2018 Challenges

Back to the Classics 2018 
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A 19th century classicBel Ami by Guy de Maupassant.
A 20th century classicTortilla Flat by John Steinbeck.
A classic by a woman authorThe House of Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bázan.
A classic in translation: Les Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont.
A children's classic: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
A classic crime story, fiction or non-fictionThe Swindler by Francisco de Quevedo.
A classic travel or journey narrative, fiction or non-fictionAround the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.
A classic with a single-word titleMeditations by Marcus Aurelius.
A classic with a colour in the title: The White Guard by Mikhail Bulgakov.
A classic by an author that's new to youVis and Rāmin by Fakhruddin As'ad Gurgani.
A classic that scares youThus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Re-read a favourite classicThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Deal Me In 2018 
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Short Stories
AceThe Negro of Peter The Great by Alexander Pushkin.
KingTales from the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin by Alexander Pushkin.
QueenThe Captain's Daughter by Alexander Pushkin.
JackWhite Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
TenThe Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
NineA Gentle Creature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Eight: The Mark on the Wall by Virginia Woolf.
Seven: Blue and Green by Virginia Woolf.
Six: A Society by Virginia Woolf.
Four: For a Night of Love by Émile Zola.
Three: Fasting by Émile Zola.
Two: Nantas by Émile Zola.
KingAn Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen.
Queen: Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen.
Jack: When We Dead Wake by Henrik Ibsen.
Nine: The Merry Devil of Edmonton.
Eight: Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
SevenArden of Feversham.
SixAndromaque by Jean Racine.
FiveThe Phoenician Women by Seneca the Younger.
TwoHercules by Seneca the Younger.
King: Westminster Hall by Oliver Goldsmith.
Queen: The Stagecoach by Samuel Johnson.
Jack: Witches, and Other Night Fears by Charles Lamb.
Ten: My First Play by Charles Lamb.
Nine: Of Persons One Would Wish to have Seen by William Hazlitt.
Eight: Book-Buying by Augustine Birrell.
Seven: On the Pleasure of Hating by William Hazlitt.
Six: July Grass by Richard Jeffries.
Three: The Scholar's Complaint of his Own Bashfulness by Samuel Johnson.
Two: A Vision by Samuel Coleridge. 

AceThe Song of the Happy Shepherd by W. B. Yeats.
JackThe Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe.
NineLamon's Tale by Philip Sidney.
Eight: Amores by Ovid.
Seven: The Art of Love by Ovid.
Six: Cures for Love by Ovid.
Five: Fasti by Ovid.
Four: The Georgics by Virgil.
Three: The Ecologues by Virgil.
Two: On Facial Treatments for the Ladies by Ovid.


Twelve Caesars by Suetonius.
Fruitfulness by Émile Zola.

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A Armadale by Wilkie Collins.
B The House of Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bázan.
CCranford by Elizabeth Gaskell.
D Best Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens.
E - Brother Jacob by George Eliot.
FThe Temptation of St. Anthony by Gustave Flaubert.
G The Whole Duty of a Woman by Edmund Gosse.
H - Life's Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy.
IJohn Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen.
J - Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome.
KKidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
LLes Chants de Maldoror by Comte de Lautréamont.
MBel Ami by Guy de Maupassant.
NThus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche.
O The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.
P - Tales from the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin by Alexander Pushkin.
Q - To the Queen by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
R - The Blessed Damozel by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
S The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
T Travail by Émile Zola.
UUtilitarianism by J. S. Mill.
VAround the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne.
WThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
XThe Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
Y - The Song of the Happy Shepherd by W. B. Yeats.
Z - Fruitfulness by Émile Zola.

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  1. Leucippe and Clitophon by Achilles Tatius
  2. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
  3. Fragments by Bion of Smyrna.
  4. The Gallic War by Julius Caesar.
  5. The Nature of the Gods by Cicero.
  6. Epistles I by Horace.
  7. Epistles II by Horace.
  8. Satires I by Horace.
  9. Satires II by Horace.
  10. The Satires by Juvenal.
  11. On the Nature of Things by Lucretius
  12. The Poems by Moschus.
  13. Amores by Ovid
  14. The Art of Love by Ovid
  15. Cures for Love by Ovid. 
  16. Fasti by Ovid. 
  17. On Facial Treatments for the Ladies by Ovid
  18. Elegies by Propertius.
  19. The Phoenician Women by Seneca the Younger. 
  20. Medea by Seneca the Younger
  21. Agamemnon by Seneca the Younger
  22. Hercules by Seneca the Younger. 
  23. Twelve Caesars by Suetonius. 
  24. The Georgics by Virgil
  25. The Eclogues by Virgil.

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