Women’s Classic Literature Event

Womens Classic Literature Event

This exciting reading event is being hosted by The Classics Club. Between now and December 2016 we will be reading and writing about classic works by female authors. There are no other rules and there’s no upper or lower limit to the number of books we need to read – as long as a book is written by a woman and (preferably) published before 1960, it counts towards this event. By ‘book’ I don’t just mean novels, because letters, poetry, plays, essays, journals, short stories and biographies all count too.

On this page I will be tracking my progress and keeping all of my review links in one place.

My reviews of classic literature by women:

1. My Antonia by Willa Cather (1918)
2. Non-Combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay (1916)
3. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie (1938)
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1847)
5. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (1966)
6. Amberwell by D.E. Stevenson (1955)
7. The Nutmeg Tree by Margery Sharp (1937)
8. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (1927)
9. Death in Berlin by M.M. Kaye (1955)
10. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen (1906)
11. Cluny Brown by Margery Sharp (1944)
12. Mauprat by George Sand (1837)
13. God and the Wedding Dress by Marjorie Bowen (1938)
14. The White Witch by Elizabeth Goudge (1958)
15. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge (1853)
16. The Confession of Richard Plantagenet by Dora Greenwell McChesney (1913)
17. Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier (1954)
18. Troy Chimneys by Margaret Kennedy (1953)
19. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (1920)
20. The Rider of the White Horse by Rosemary Sutcliff (1959)
21. The Poisoners by Marjorie Bowen (1936)
22. Poor Caroline by Winifred Holtby (1931)
23. Flush by Virginia Woolf (1933)
24. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (1865)
25. Rupert, by the Grace of God by Dora Greenwell McChesney (1899)
26. Cornet Strong of Ireton’s Horse by Dora Greenwell McChesney (1903)
27. The Jewelled Snuff Box by Alice Chetwynd Ley (1959)
28. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey (1936)
29. Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer (1935)
30. The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie (1947)
31. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf (1929)
32. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe (1791)
33. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1860)
34. A Chelsea Concerto by Frances Faviell (1959)

My other posts associated with this event:

Introductory post and survey
Historical fiction by classic women authors