Archive for September, 2009
The votes have been tallied!
Out of 88 votes, 34% voted for Collins, 31% voted for Gaskell, and 17% each voted for Eliot and Trollope. Further, 67% of voters indicated that they’d participate in a tour for the author they’d voted for. Thanks so much for exceeding our expectations! This should be fun.
The first author to tour The Classics Circuit will be Wilkie Collins. The tour will run from 2 November until approximately 4 December. Sign up for the tour using the form at the bottom of this post.
However, Elizabeth Gaskell was a very close second. Because of the overwhelming interest in both authors, we’ve decided to do a second (overlapping) tour of Elizabeth Gaskell from 16 November to the middle of December. Return next week to sign up for the Elizabeth Gaskell tour. Read the rest of this entry »
Based on some of your suggestions and the committee’s deliberations, we’ve narrowed down the November 2009 Circuit to one of these excellent Victorian writers. The links below go to Wikipedia if you’d like further information.
(A note on the suggestions: For this tour, we worked with those that we’ve received from the various comments circulating about this project. Please give more suggestions via the Suggest a Tour link so we’ll have more to work with for next tour!)
The survey will be open until Sunday, 27 September 2009 11:59 p.m. CST.
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) wrote in a variety of genres (novels, short stories, plays, and non-fiction) but is best known for The Woman in White, a sensation novel, and The Moonstone, considered the first English detective mystery.
Under the pen name George Eliot (1819-1880), Mary Anne Evans wrote novels and poetry and is best known for Middlemarch and Silas Marner.
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) wrote novels, short stories, and a biography of Charlotte Bronte, with North and South as possibly her best known novel.
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) wrote primarily novels with a sprinkling of nonfiction, with the novels in his Chronicles of Barsetshire the best known.
Please let us know which author you’d like to see for the tour! Thanks for giving your input.
ETA: This survey is now closed.