Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Victober 2022

October 1-31
Victober Goodreads Group | List of Victorian authors on Victorian web
Spinster's Library Victorian Ladies Music Playlist (here)


Celebrating Victorian literature...
British and Irish literature published and/or written between 1837 to 1901


host: Marissa, Blatantly Bookish
Marissa’s challenge: Read a Victorian short story
Gothic Tales
by Elizabeth Gaskell
Short Stories, Gothic, Horror, Victorian | Published: 2000 | Goodreads

host: Ros, Scallydandling about the Books
Ros’s challenge: Read a work of Victorian poetry, long or short

host: Kate Howe
Kate’s challenge: Read a Victorian work with chronic illness or disability representation

host: Katie, Books and Things
Katie’s challenge: Read a Victorian Bildungsroman/coming of age story

Group Read:
Also, host: Petra U
Petra’s challenge: Read a Victorian book and watch a screen adaptation of it
The Mayor of Casterbridge
by Thomas Hardy
Classics, Victorian | Published: 1962 (first 1886) | Goodreads

The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
Director: David Thacker
Screenplay: Ted Whitehead
Based on book by: Thomas Hardy
Stars: CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Juliet Aubrey
Drama | imdb

At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day, realizing his loss, he swears not to touch liquor again for as many years as he has lived so far. Eighteen years later, Henchard has become Mayor of Casterbridge, a man well respected but not well liked. The unexpected return of his wife and daughter Elizabeth Jane sets off a turn of events that force him to face the consequences of his selfish impulses and violent temper.


* image header source: Victorian Books list


  1. What an interesting theme! I like this. Good luck!

  2. That's pretty sweet. I've been wanting to read Elizabeth Gaskell's stories...I may have to throw that in this month. At least one of the stories or two. What a fun challenge this month!

  3. I need to read those Gothic Tales of Elizabeth Gaskell. I read and enjoyed the A&E adaption of Mayor of Castorbridge. Fun theme!


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