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Old 11-21-2010, 08:08 PM   #46
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Yes but it doesn't meet the public domain qualification outlined in this thread. See post #4.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:22 PM   #48
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Nominations, to this point, are updated in post #7 (thanks poohbear_nc for the help )

There are now 8 fully nominated books.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:50 AM   #49
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Oh no! I just saw Room with a View mentioned in the Most Boring Book thread.
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=282

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E. M. Forster is a master of subtlety and quiet irony, and of the tiny detail - both storyteling-wise and language-wise. When I was younger I wouldn't have appprecieted it nearly as much as I do now, but I think there's a reason why E. M. Foster is such a highly respected author.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:21 AM   #50
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While Count of Monte Cristo never "officially" won the vote... there is a book club discussion thread for it already. I think several club members decided to read it in addition to the selection that won that month.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32660

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Old 11-22-2010, 11:23 AM   #51
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I enjoyed it, though it is Edwardian in flavor. The humor is subtle but the social satire is well done IMO.
Edwardian flavor, subtle humor, social satire.. yep, it is boring.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:25 AM   #52
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thanks dreams for accumulating the votes.

We have 8 on the list. Two more and we go to the poll thread.

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I shall third Life on the Mississippi. That just leaves one more book to go and then the vote.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:27 AM   #54
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Is it OK to nominate Grate Expectations by Edmund Wells? Or even David Coperfield by Edmund Wells?
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:35 AM   #55
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I'll nominate Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens:

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(in full The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby) Novel by Charles Dickens, originally published in 20 monthly installments by "Boz" from 1838 to 1839 and published in book form in 1839. An early novel, this melodramatic tale of young Nickleby's adventures as he struggles to seek his fortune in Victorian England resembles The Pickwick Papers in structure, although not always in tone. Throughout, comic events are interspersed with Dickens' moving indictment of society's ill treatment of children and the cruelty of the educational system.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:59 AM   #56
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In lieu of one of the longer Dickensian tomes, how about something from his Christmas stories from All the Year Round? The Cricket on the Hearth or The Chimes?
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:10 PM   #57
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I'd like to nominate "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë. Here is the Wikipedia description:

Wuthering Heights is the only novel by Emily Brontë. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte.

The name of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centres (as an adjective; wuthering is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather). The narrative tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them.

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Old 11-22-2010, 12:16 PM   #59
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I'll give Wuthering Heights a third!
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How about Don Quixote?
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