Day 14 of the 40 day book challenge is ‘a favourite 19th Century novel’.
Just the words ‘a favourite 19th Century novel’ strike fear into my heart. I was asked this very question in my university interview and my brain went into immediate meltdown, shouting “Austen? Brontes? Austen’s not 19th Century you idiot! What if he asks which Bronte? Which Bronte wrote which book?! Dickens! Say Dickens!”
As it turns out the answer is none of the above, it’s actually The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Atmospheric, gripping, exciting. I read it at university and absolutely loved it.
What’s your favourite 19th Century novel?