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What are your favorite 19C books?

Posted: Wed August 27th, 2008, 12:42 am
by Misfit
OK, I'll start this thread. My favs (as best as I can recall and in no particular order)

1. Jane Eyre
2. Middlemarch
3. The Count of Monte Cristo (anything by Dumas)
4. Lorna Doone
5. Miss Marjoriebanks
6. The Mill on the Floss
7. A Tale of Two Cities
8. Bleak House
9. The Scarlet Letter
10. Wives and Daughters

Posted: Wed August 27th, 2008, 12:53 am
by Susan
No order either: Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Jane Eyre, Tess of the d'Ubervilles, Pride and Prejudice

I remember my 6th grade teacher read Lorna Doone out loud, but I don't remember anything about the book!

Posted: Wed August 27th, 2008, 1:25 am
by LCW
I love Pride and Predjudice and The Scarlett Letter. Also is Wuthering Heights in the 19th C? It's been a while and I can't remember but if it is it's another fav!

I read Scaramouche a few months ago and was all set to love it but it was a little tedious after a while.

Posted: Wed August 27th, 2008, 1:35 am
by boswellbaxter
Bleak House
Our Mutual Friend
David Copperfield
Great Expectations
Little Dorrit
Wives and Daughters
Mansfield Park
Persuasion
Villette

Posted: Wed August 27th, 2008, 1:42 am
by Misfit
'Also is Wuthering Heights in the 19th C?"

Absolutely.

Posted: Wed August 27th, 2008, 1:46 am
by Misfit
[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Bleak House
Our Mutual Friend
David Copperfield
Great Expectations
Little Dorrit
Wives and Daughters
Mansfield Park
Persuasion
Villette[/quote]


Dickens gal, aren't you? :)

Posted: Wed August 27th, 2008, 3:50 am
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Most of the above, plus
Jane Eyre
Huckleberry Finn
Silas Marner
The Cloister and the Hearth
Ben-Hur
the Last of the Mohicans
the Scarlet Letter
the Wizard of Oz
Ivanhoe
Tales of the Alhambra

Posted: Wed August 27th, 2008, 4:28 am
by boswellbaxter
[quote=""Misfit""]Dickens gal, aren't you? :) [/quote]

You got it! Though even I had a hard time with Barnaby Rudge. But who knows, I might like it now.

Posted: Wed August 27th, 2008, 9:42 am
by diamondlil
There is a big hole in my reading when it comes to the 19th century. I haven't read very much at all!

I did read North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell last year, and I am currently listening to Great Expectations so I am trying to address the issue!

Posted: Wed August 27th, 2008, 10:09 am
by Misfit
[quote=""diamondlil""]There is a big hole in my reading when it comes to the 19th century. I haven't read very much at all!

I did read North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell last year, and I am currently listening to Great Expectations so I am trying to address the issue![/quote]

Careful, it's habit forming :)