Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Honorary Southerner

“A southerner talks music.”
~ Mark Twain

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1867)
The Innocents Abroad (1869)
Roughing It (1872)
The Gilded Age (1873)
Old Times on the Mississippi (1876)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
The Prince and the Pauper (1882)
Life on the Mississippi (1883)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889)
Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894)
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894)
Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896)
What Is Man? (1906)


Isabel said...

But should we read the works that deal with the South only?

maggie moran said...

My hope is that you pick a Southern author with a Southern setting. We like to think of Twain as southern, but he actually was from Missouri making him a Midwestern. BUT, he wrote so much about the Mississippi river, that he is eligible for the challenge.

I do want challengers to feel the sticky, smack-in-your-face, Southern humidity which usually occurs when reading a Southern setting book. :)