Classics Club: March Meme

classics_club_buttonNothing like leaving it until the last minute, right?

The Classics Club has put up their monthly meme question:

What is your favorite “classic” literary period and why?

This is a pretty easy question for me to answer–Victorian. I’ve always had a fascination with this period, as it was such a time of social upheaval and contradiction. I love the juxtaposition of repression and freedom, of clinging to the past while a whole new world of science and technology is opening up. It made for some very interesting reading, to say the least. And as much as I love the writers of the day (Dickens and the Brontës, Eliot and Gaskell…), I equally enjoy some of the modern writers who revisit this period and all its complexity. Some of my favorite takes on the Victorian period include The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles (a must-read) and The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber, both classics in their own right.

Head over to The Classics Club to see what other members are talking about…


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