Category: Classic Challenge

Reviews of Classic Books

Movie Review of “Pride and Prejudice Zombies” (2016)

Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies. PG-13      Action/Horror/Comedy/Romance Lionsgate/Screen Gems 108 minutes Starring: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston… Classic Challenge Cluster (Extra’s) Review by Wendy:…

Review of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”

Title: Dracula Author: Bram Stoker Release Date: May 26, 1897 Genre: Gothic, Horror Pages: 554 BLURB: DRACULA is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania…

Review of “Dracula” by Bram Stoker

Title: Dracula Author: Bram Stoker Release Date: May 26, 1897 Genre: Gothic, Horror Pages: 554 BLURB: DRACULA is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from…

Breakfast in Transylvania

Mamaliga for Dessert or Breakfast; Inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula As we are reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, we noticed Jonathan Harker mention several dishes he enjoyed while in Transylvania.  In fact a few times he even made a notation in his journal to get…

Classic Challenge Curriculum

Summer is usually a busy time for most families, and this summer has been especially hectic for ours! My husband is starting a new business while restructuring his current one, I have been out of state helping my parents for over a month; honestly…

Movie Review of “Pride and Prejudice” (2005)

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? PG      Drama/Romance      Focus Features …

Review of “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

Title: The Catcher in the Rye Author: J.D. Salinger Series: N/A Release Date: July 16, 1951 Pages: 214 BLURB: The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude…

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