Category Archives: classics circuit

The Lost Generation — The Sun Also Rises and A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

   Welcome to one of today’s stops on The Classics Circuit’s Lost Generation Tour!   I have to admit that I have not been interested in the authors most closely associated with this period — especially Ernest Hemingway — but I recently … Continue reading

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express

 Welcome to today’s stop on The Classics Circuit Golden Age of Detective Fiction Tour!  The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express are two of Agatha Christie’s best known novels featuring her eccentric Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.  … Continue reading

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J’accuse!

Welcome to today’s stop on the Emile Zola Classics Circuit. First, a confession:  I have not read any of Emile Zola’s novels – yet.  In fact I know very little about him; my only knowledge of Zola is through is … Continue reading

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The Unfinished Clue

Welcome to today’s stop on the Georgette Heyer Classic Circuit!   A country house.  Guests arriving for the weekend.  A host whom almost everyone dislikes for one reason or another.  An ideal set-up for a classic 1930s English murder mystery.  … Continue reading

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Home to Harlem

Welcome to today’s stop in the Harlem Renaissance Circuit! Home to Harlem by Claude McKay, originally published in 1928, was the first novel written by an African-American to become a best-seller. That is a somewhat (pleasant) surprise, not because of … Continue reading

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