The Classics Club Spin Result

The Classics ClubLast week I decided to take part in the Classics Club Spin. The rules were €“ list twenty books from your Classics Club list, number them 1 to 20, and the number announced on Monday represents the book you have to read during February and March. The number that has been selected is 20, which means the book I’ll be reading is:

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. This is a short novel. I gave up on reading Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth a few years ago, mainly because I thought it was too long winded, so I’m hoping that this much shorter novel will be more to my liking. However, it’s a tragedy and as I’ve just finished reading Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing, which is also a tragedy I think I’ll wait a couple of weeks before I start Ethan Frome – too much tragedy is – well, too much all at once.

4 thoughts on “The Classics Club Spin Result

  1. It’s definitely short, which I think it is standard fare in American high school reading lists, and a tragedy, but it is well-written and worth reading.


  2. Margaret – I can’t say that I blame you one bit for waiting. I don’t like to read too much tragedy at once either. I’ll be interested in what you think of Ethan Frome once you get to it.


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