Today is Halloween–and tonight I will be minding the door for trick-or-treaters. It will be nice to have my stack of “November” books at my side in the library to look through when there is no one at the door–or between times.
November has a full house of literary birthdays—and two very special family ones, too!
Choose an author, select a book and enjoy a good read in the month of November.
Nov 1 Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage
Nov 4 Ivan S Turgenev First Love
____remember? Turgenev was mentioned in “la niece de Flaubert”
Nov 7 Albert Camus The Stranger
Nov 8 Margaret Mitchell Gone with the Wind
Nov 10 Oliver Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer and collections
Nov 11 Fyodor Dostoevsky Crime and Punishement
Nov 13 Robert Louis Stevenson a whole bunch–see photos, including a couple
__of oldies: A Christmas Sermon, and New Arabian Nights; also I cheated and included a __book his WIFE wrote . . .
and then some you already know—Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island:
and WHEN–if not this November, are you going to read or reread Treasure Island? May I suggest a wonderful edition published by David McKay in 1964? The text is complete, and with illustrations by Eleanore Schmidt like these (see frigates in photo) the story “sails” right along! It’s great reading!
Nov 16 George S. Kaufman (with Hart) You Can’t Take It with You;
and The Man Who Came to Dinner
Nov 18 Sir W. S. Gilbert –Yes, of Gilbert and Sullivan–I have a terrific old copy of
of The Bab Ballads with 350 illustrations by W. S. Gilbert:
And have to include an illustration from the works of Gilbert and Sullivan for the fun of it–Trial By Jury—illustrated by Lucille Corcos:
Nov 21 Voltaire Candide
Nov 22 George Eliot Middlemarch, Brother Jacob and the Lifted Veil, Romola
Nov 24 Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden
Nov 27 James Agee A Death in the Family
Nov 29 C.S.Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the ___________________________________Wardrobe
and Louisa May Alcott Little Women:
Nov 30 Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels
Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables
and Mark Twain Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn: