. . . I don't know yet. Many years ago I established a personal habit of reading at least one "classic" novel, that criterion being defined as anything from an author who died before my birth (which was a long time ago). Most years I do several such, and those have included works by Dickens, Melville, Wilkie Collins, J.S. LeFanu, Mary Shelley, Joseph Conrad, Edith Wharton, Alexandre Dumas, among others.

I'm now contemplating one for this year, but am floundering a bit. I'd like to read something by somebody I've not read before. So . . . suggestions?