HELP please

(9 Posts)
working3jobs Fri 28-Feb-14 18:47:59

13 yr old DS homework is a book review of a short novel written pre-1914

he usually likes dr who, beast quest, Darren Shan,

any ides please for a book which would interest him please?

cheers

Takver Fri 28-Feb-14 19:16:14

The Time Machine by HG Wells? (novella, but probably long enough to count)
If a book of short stories would be ok, the early Raffles books (eg The Amateur Cracksman) would just squeak in at 1898 and rattle along. (Or Sherlock Holmes, of course - Study in Scarlet is 1887.)

I'd vote for Conan-Doyle's "Silver Blaze". First Sherlock Holmes story I ever read!

Wells again, War of the Worlds?

The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905)
The Three Musketeers (1844)

Treasure Island (1883)

working3jobs Sat 01-Mar-14 10:38:44

fab ideas,thanks ,also thought of moby dick and 20,000 leagues under the sea, I loved those as a teenager.off to town library later smile

Dilidali Sat 01-Mar-14 10:42:43

Around the world in 80 days, mine's done it as part of the curriculum in year 3-4? So he should know it.
It's not exactly a short novel though, is it?
Huckleberry Finn? I seem to remember it was shorter that Tom Sawyer.

So, what did you go for, and did he/is he enjoying it?

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