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October 2011 BOTM: Nominations

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Fri August 12th, 2011, 12:51 pm

The Old English Baron by Clara Reeve, which the author described as a rewrite of Walpole's Castle of Otranto. It's in the public domain, so free versions are available.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri August 12th, 2011, 12:54 pm

The Sheik by Edith Maude Hull. I hear it was quite the scandal in its day.
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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri August 12th, 2011, 1:02 pm

"Ash" wrote:If you want literature and spooky: Frankenstein or Dracula.


Are you nominating one of these?
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri August 12th, 2011, 4:30 pm

I've already read P&P, how about "Sense and Sensibility", I know it's not like scary or anything, but I'm not big on scary books :D

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Fri August 12th, 2011, 7:30 pm

"MLE" wrote:Divia, how could you have forgotten Washington Irvings's Legend of Sleepy Hollow? or Rip Van Winkle, for that matter? Although those aren't really long enough to be books.
Didn't the Scarlet Letter have a scene with the devil in it?


The scarlet letter was a complete dud. I hated that novel.

"Vanessa" wrote:How about The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins?


I think its 500 pages. I checked on amazon last night.
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SGM
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Postby SGM » Fri August 12th, 2011, 7:41 pm

Turn of the Screw - Henry James, if you include novellas. I find it really quite spooky even if the whole Freudian interpretation stuff irritates the life out of me -- of course, for some that is the whole point, it just doen't work for me. I do, however, enjoy "unreliable" or "removed" narrators.
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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sat August 13th, 2011, 2:54 am

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Are you nominating one of these?


Yes - since I've read Frankenstien a few times already for book groups, I'd like to nominate Stoker's Dracula. I haven't read it since HS, and it might be interesting to read in this current Vampire craze that we are in now.

Re Scarlett Letter, if you ever get a chance to see the silent film version of it, do so. It really makes the book come to life in a way that Hawthorne totally missed. And its certainly much better than the more recent version dud.

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sat August 13th, 2011, 7:50 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:I've already read P&P, how about "Sense and Sensibility", I know it's not like scary or anything, but I'm not big on scary books :D

SM


I don't like scary either. I'll second Sense & Sensibility. I actually have it.

annis
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Postby annis » Sun August 14th, 2011, 1:56 am

Anne Bronte's Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848). Anne is the bridesmaid when it comes to the Bronte sisters, but this book is a favourite of mine. It was immensely popular when originally published, outselling Emily's Wuthering Heights, however the subject was considered rather scandalous because of its feminist nature. Charlotte had it suppressed after Anne's death and it undeservedly fell into obscurity. There was an excellent BBC production back in 1996.

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Sun August 14th, 2011, 4:10 pm

Oh yes, Tenant is excellent, and as you say, often overlooked. I remember the TV version, it was very good but very dark.
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