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What are your favorite 19C books?

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed August 27th, 2008, 10:16 am

I feel kind of compelled to read more anyway, because whenever I say to someone that I haven't read books like Pride and Prejudice I can here the gasp from the other side of the world!

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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Wed August 27th, 2008, 12:03 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I feel kind of compelled to read more anyway, because whenever I say to someone that I haven't read books like Pride and Prejudice I can here the gasp from the other side of the world!



You can hear it louder from this side!!


My faves:

P & P
Jane Eyre

Cant remember what others I have read! I will have a think and return!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed August 27th, 2008, 12:04 pm

"pat" wrote:You can hear it louder from this side!!




See...exactly what I meant!

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed August 27th, 2008, 1:58 pm

Everyone gasp! I still haven't gotten around to reading Austen except for Northhangar Abbey which was so-so for me. It will have to wait, I've got several George Eliot and Gaskell books on the pile.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed August 27th, 2008, 2:02 pm

Phew...so I am not the only one!

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed August 27th, 2008, 2:06 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:Phew...so I am not the only one!



:p :) :o

My goodness this board is busy today.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed August 27th, 2008, 2:08 pm

It's the excitement of a new thing! It is after midnight and I have to get up in less than 6 hours and yet I still can't move from the computer to bed! And, darn, I have just realised that I didn't put the washing in the dryer! ;)

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Catherine Delors
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Postby Catherine Delors » Wed August 27th, 2008, 3:08 pm

My favorites for the 19th century:

All of Jane Austen, esp. Persuasion and Mansfield Park
Middlemarch
The Mill on the Floss
Wuthering Heights
Madame Bovary
L'Education Sentimentale
All of Dostoevsky, esp. Memoirs from the House of the Dead (not sure about the English title of this one)
Bel Ami
Au Bonheur des Dames, Germinal, and about anything else by Zola
Wives and Daughters
Sylvia's Lovers
Quatre Vingt Treize
Eugenie Grandet
The Three Musketeers and sequels
Barchester Towers

Maybe it's the language barrier, but my eyes glaze over when I read Dickens. Great sense of humor, but, unlike the other Victorians, he is very, very tough for non-native speakers.

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Virgulina
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Postby Virgulina » Wed August 27th, 2008, 3:26 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:Phew...so I am not the only one!


I've only read Pride & Prejudice, so you're definitely not alone! ;)

Some of my favourites are Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Dracula.

Ana

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed August 27th, 2008, 3:52 pm

"Catherine Delors" wrote:My favorites for the 19th century:

All of Jane Austen, esp. Persuasion and Mansfield Park

Maybe it's the language barrier, but my eyes glaze over when I read Dickens. Great sense of humor, but, unlike the other Victorians, he is very, very tough for non-native speakers.


Ah, another Persuasion and Mansfield Park person! I think Mansfield Park people are relatively rare.
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