Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish. This week the theme is the ten books you would put on a literature 101 course. The genre can be any genre of your choice.
Now I’m a fan of classics, in particular the female authors of the 19th century. The books I’ve selected are all by some of the best known 19th century female authors and are all books I love (well except for Wuthering Heights but I acknowledge it to be a good book. The works span the 19th century starting with Austens in the Regencey era at the start of the century, through the Brontes and Gaskell in the middle of the century during the rise of Queen Victoria, and ending with George Eliot in the latter half of the century when the Victorian era was in full swing. In different ways they explore the main themes and issues we expect of 19th century literature. Marriage, society, the fallen woman, the poor.
5. Wuthering Heights (Emily)
6. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne)
9. Wives and Daughters