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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's Been A While

Hey readers... I've had a very busy week and mother's day/mom's birthday weekend (yay mom!) and I remain on deadline for a few stories, so posting is going to remain sparse-ish today but I hope will pick up tomorrow. In the meantime, take a gander at K's list of literary mamas to remember.

I also wanted to thank the amazing and prolific Sandra Leigh for giving me the one lovely blog award.

I'm trying to plough through Pamela which started out being immense fun and has gotten a bit boring, but also have a review novel to read this weekend which may delay my completing it.

But I've been thinking about the oft-neglected (by me) 18th century. If we had to make an essential 18th century novel list, what would it be? Pamela, Clarissa, Tom Jones, Joseph Andrew, Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, Tristram Shandy, The Castle of Otranto, The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Monk, Evelina, Castle Rackrent, maybe some Eliza Haywood and Aphra Behn? What am I missing?


  1. Hey, Sarah! I've missed you! BTW: Are you attending Backspace but just not the Agent/Author day? (I didn't see your name on the list for that.) I hope so. Let me know!

  2. Evelina by Fanny Burney! I just finished it and it was EXCELLENT. I'm reading Pamela right now and I'm not liking it as much. Can't wait until all the other Burney's I've reserved from the library get in.

  3. I second "Evelina". I found it to be hilarious and a lot of fun. I started on Burney's second book, "Cecilia" but alas, it didn't have the zip and zap. Burney's father more or less made Burney write "Cecilia" but when she wrote "Evelina" he didn't know a thing about it.
    "Evelina" is one of those books to read if you crave Austen but need the new.

  4. @ Debra: yes, that's exactly it. Can't wait to see you!

    @ Katy and Catherine: I ADORE evelina. It's hilarious and perfect. How disappointing that Cecilia isn't as good.

  5. Oh, the 18th century. I'm not really a fan. Admittedly I haven't read a lot of those, but I loved The Monk. It's hysterical.