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Old 04-21-2011, 12:01 PM   #46
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Nominate: Among Women
1984
The Moor's Last Sigh.
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1984 already has 3 votes so you may want to use your 2nd nomination on a book that has 2 or only 1.
just a thought.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:07 PM   #47
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welcome to mobile read.
1984 already has 3 votes so you may want to use your 2nd nomination on a book that has 2 or only 1.
just a thought.
enjoy
Do you mean something like Madame Bovary?
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:17 PM   #48
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Nominate: Among Women
1984
The Moor's Last Sigh.
What's "Among Women" about and who wrote it? And isn't The Moor's Last Sigh" far too current to be in the public domain?
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:42 PM   #49
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Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc - Mark Twain

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In 1429, a 17-year-old peasant girl receives a message from Heaven that she is to rescue France from its English oppressors. Within two years this most unlikely of heroines leads a ragtag army to victory, sees the king crowned, and dies at the stake, martyred by traitors. America's most famous storyteller, Mark Twain, was obsessed with the story of Joan of Arc, and labored 12 years to tell it in this novel, which he considered his masterpiece

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Old 04-21-2011, 12:54 PM   #50
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Is "Brave New World" PD somewhere?
Can it be nominated here?
No, Huxley died in 1963 so even in Life+50 countries it won't be PD until 2013.

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Old 04-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #51
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I'll second the Joan of Arc book. I never heard of it before, but your description seems fascinating. Is it available in ebook?
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:34 PM   #52
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I'll second the Joan of Arc book. I never heard of it before, but your description seems fascinating. Is it available in ebook?
yup

http://www.epubbooks.com/book/239/joan-of-arc
http://www.feedbooks.com/book/4407/p...of-joan-of-arc

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Old 04-21-2011, 03:15 PM   #53
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:58 PM   #54
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I'll nominate...

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (warning it's pretty long)
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Don Quixote, errant knight and sane madman, with the company of his faithful squire and wise fool, Sancho Panza, together roam the world and haunt readers' imaginations as they have for nearly four hundred years.

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
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Full of secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain, The Woman in White marked the creation of a new literary genre of suspense fiction that profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
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Described by Ken Follett as "the first modern thriller", The Riddle of the Sands is the best-known sailing narrative and a true classic. It was recently ranked 37th in The Observer's list of the 100 Greatest Novels of the past 300 years. Winston Churchill even credited it for the Admiralty's decision to build naval bases in Scapa Flow, Invergordon and Rosyth.

Following in the adventurous tradition of H Rider Haggard, and being a clear influence on the espionage tales of John Buchan, Ian Fleming and John le Carré;, The Riddle of the Sands tells the story of two young men on a sailing trip to the islands off the Dutch coast who discover a secret German naval base, and an enemy armada preparing to invade England.

With its prescient plotline and patriotic call for the nation to prepare against its foreign foes, The Riddle of the Sands has remained enduringly popular ever since it was first published in 1903.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:10 PM   #55
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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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We read that last year?
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:18 PM   #56
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We read that last year?
Sorry, didn't realize. I'll come up with something else.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:22 PM   #57
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I second The Riddle of the Sands.
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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Since this has been done I'll nominate...

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
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Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people “dreaded scandal more than disease.”

This is Newland Archer’s world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland. But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disastrous marriage, Archer falls deeply in love with her. Torn between duty and passion, Archer struggles to make a decision that will either courageously define his life—or mercilessly destroy it.
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I'm too lazy to go back and look.. I know WofW has been in polls before. But, has it won? I thought that it did one time?

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If you've thirded The War of the Worlds. can you please rethrid again as it's not been a book of the month before.

The War of the Worlds was last voted on for December 2010. It came in 2nd behind Woman in White.

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We read that last year?
Woman in White was the book for December 2010.

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I am continuing to update post #21 with nominated books (and put fully nominated books in post #1), please let me know of any errors, changes, or additional information I need to fix/add.

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Nominate: Among Women
1984
The Moor's Last Sigh.
Welcome to MR and thank you for your selections.
As said, 1984 already has 3 nominations.

In order to be eligible, books need to be in the public domain. I also would to have both title and author and would especially like to have at least a link and book blurb to make it easier to post them.

Would you please supply me with more information about your eligible choice? Thank you.
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