My online bookclub, The Classics Club has just voted for our March, April and May selection. And the winners are:
- Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Vanity Fair by William Thackery
I've read Vanity Fair at least twice. It's one of my favorites so I'm looking forward to sharing it with my Book Friends. I love to hate Becky, what a character.
I've seen the Moll Flanders movie. I kind of remember it. It will be interesting. The full title is, get this, "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest and died a Penitent. Written from her own Memorandums." Whew! What's left to say?!
I'm curious about Lolita. The subject makes my skin crawl but I want to see what the fuss is about. I keep hearing that line from The Police song, "Don't Stand So Close To Me": Just like the old man in, That book by nabakov. And of course the book Reading Lolita in Tehran. It might make sense to read Lolita first.
Right now we're reading A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway and next month The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, which I read last year.