I found this meme on a Swedish book blog and I thought I'd do it too.

The meme is about appreciating classics, books that are at least 100 years old.

Irritatingly, my homepages are still down. I had expected them to be up and working again by now, but no such luck. Grr. At least I have Dreamwidth and Booklikes.

First of all I'll mention my favorite Jane Austens:

Northanger Abbey
Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
Lady Susan
(I'd say Sanditon too, but I'm afraid I don't even remember what I thought about it). All were published between 1794 and 1818.

Most of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books about Sherlock Holmes are at least 100 years old too. I'll pick A Study in Scarlet (1887) and The Sign of the Four (1890), even though I like all his books about Sherlock Holmes.

I'd mention some by Charles Dickens as well, but it's been ages since I last read any of them so I'll save them for later.

My favorite Jules Verne book, Voyage au centre de la Terre/Journey to the Center of the Earth, is from 1864. I'm not sure why Iike this one so much, but I do.

Edith Nesbit's children's books are other favorites of mine. I can mention The House of Arden, The Railway Children and The Enchanted Castle. They were published 1906 -1908.

Speaking of children's books, I have to mention Alice in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1871).

I was going to mention Winnie the Pooh and The Red House Mystery by A A Milne, but it turns out they were all published in the 1920's.

I also thought a few of Agatha Christie's mysteries were published a hundred years ago or more, but it turns out I was wrong. They too were published from the 1920's and on.

However it seems Trent's Last Case by B C Bentley was published in 1913 so that one counts. One interesting detail about that book is that a Swedish mystery writer, Stieg Trenter took is name from Trent. His wife and one of his daughters are also mystery writers (his daughter writes for children).

Source: http://crimsoncorundum.dreamwidth.org/164425.html