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Hello, fellow readers! If you're like me, there's quite a few classic novels you have to confess you've never read (or want to reread). I want to connect with others who want to delve into these classics without feeling like they have to be literary experts. BTW, exactly what books are "classics"? Check out this list on my blog to see what the top 100 works of fiction are, as determined by an aggregate of 80+ lists.

http://writbywhit.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-top-100-works-of-fiction.html

If you are ready to dive into these classic works, this group is for you!

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Classic Novels: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Join us to discuss Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.' It ranks #99 on the list of top 100 works of fiction (http://writbywhit.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-top-100-works-of-fiction.html). Note: This is an online event. You will get a link to join the Zoom meeting when you RSVP. There have been questions about different collections of Sherlock Holmes' stories. At least the one I have is an anthology containing the following short stories: "A Scandal in Bohemia" "A Case of Identity" "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" "The Five Orange Pips" "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb" "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet" "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" It looks like there may be other versions which contain at least two other stories: "The Red-Headed League" and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." I'm sure whatever version you read, we'll have read enough of the same stories to have a good conversation.

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Classic Novels: Heart of Darkness

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