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What are your favorite 19C books?

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Misfit
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What are your favorite 19C books?

Postby Misfit » Wed August 27th, 2008, 12:42 am

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

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Susan
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Postby Susan » Wed August 27th, 2008, 12:53 am

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!
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LCW
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Postby LCW » Wed August 27th, 2008, 1:25 am

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.
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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed August 27th, 2008, 1:35 am

Bleak House
Our Mutual Friend
David Copperfield
Great Expectations
Little Dorrit
Wives and Daughters
Mansfield Park
Persuasion
Villette
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed August 27th, 2008, 1:42 am

'Also is Wuthering Heights in the 19th C?"

Absolutely.

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed August 27th, 2008, 1:46 am

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Bleak House
Our Mutual Friend
David Copperfield
Great Expectations
Little Dorrit
Wives and Daughters
Mansfield Park
Persuasion
Villette



Dickens gal, aren't you? :)

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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed August 27th, 2008, 3:50 am

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
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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed August 27th, 2008, 4:28 am

"Misfit" wrote:Dickens gal, aren't you? :)


You got it! Though even I had a hard time with Barnaby Rudge. But who knows, I might like it now.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed August 27th, 2008, 9:42 am

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!

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Postby Misfit » Wed August 27th, 2008, 10:09 am

"diamondlil" wrote: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!


Careful, it's habit forming :)


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