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Old 11-20-2011, 09:54 PM   #31
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I nominate The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark.

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A short classic novel about an eccentric Edinburgh teacher who inspires cultlike reverence in her young students.

At the staid Marcia Blaine School for Girls, in Edinburgh, Scotland, teacher extraordinaire Miss Jean Brodie is unmistakably, and outspokenly, in her prime. She is passionate in the application of her unorthodox teaching methods, in her attraction to the married art master, Teddy Lloyd, in her affair with the bachelor music master, Gordon Lowther, and—most important—in her dedication to "her girls," the students she selects to be her crème de la crème. Fanatically devoted, each member of the Brodie set—Eunice, Jenny, Mary, Monica, Rose, and Sandy—is "famous for something," and Miss Brodie strives to bring out the best in each one. Determined to instill in them independence, passion, and ambition, Miss Brodie advises her girls, "Safety does not come first. Goodness, Truth, and Beauty come first. Follow me."

And they do. But one of them will betray her.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:24 PM   #32
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I nominate "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton. I read this when I was in high school and just loved how she captured opulent New York in the late 1800s.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:28 PM   #33
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I nominate "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton. I read this when I was in high school and just loved how she captured opulent New York in the late 1800s.
I will 2nd The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:35 PM   #34
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I nominate The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark.
Do you have a link to the book?

I wasn't able to find an ebook version.

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Post #2 is updated to this point. Thanks, Tom for doing most of this.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:53 PM   #35
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I will use my last nomination to 3rd The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:54 PM   #36
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I'll third The Age of Innocence
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:32 PM   #37
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Do you have a link to the book?

I wasn't able to find an ebook version.
Yes, I forgot to check, and there is no ebook, so I will have to withdraw it.

In its place I will nominate The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie Summary and Study Guide which is available as an ebook and we will be able to get the gist of it anyway.

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Old 11-20-2011, 11:41 PM   #38
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...Thanks, Tom for doing most of this.
Hey, it's my job. You're the one to be thanked, for jumping in and helping despite everything else you do behind the scenes around here.

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Yes, I forgot to check, and there is no ebook, so I will have to withdraw it.

In its place I will nominate The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie Summary and Study Guide which is available as an ebook and we will be able to get the gist of it anyway.

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Just kidding.
You had me going!

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I actually started to out that in the post!
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:46 AM   #39
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I'll happily third Lady Chatterley's Lover. Some good selections here.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:58 AM   #40
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I'll happily third Lady Chatterley's Lover. Some good selections here.
I know! I think we need a third classics month.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:04 AM   #41
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Thank you sun surfer (and like Tom, I fell for your suggested change, too).

We now have 6 fully nominated books and post #1 and #2 have been update to this point.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:18 AM   #42
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I vote for Heart of Darkness.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:30 AM   #43
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Lolita is listed as one of Time's 10 Greatest Books Of All Time, #4 on Modern Library's Top 100 Novels and #27 on Le Monde's 100 Books Of The Century, among other accolades. I haven't read it yet but I think it's an important book well worth being read by mature individuals.

I will second Lolita.



Certainly if you don't feel that you are mature enough to handle it or if it offends your delicate sensibilities, you are welcome to skip it.
Such a forthright defense of Lolita deserves a third and that I now provide.

It's a shame about the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. I have never read the book, but I recall the film well.

Jean, a tribute to Maggie Smith in her role as Miss Jean Brodie.




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I vote for Heart of Darkness.
I also years ago started reading Heart of Darkness, but for some reason at the time I put it aside and never picked it up again. I will use my final vote to provide the third nomination for this.
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Dang, late to the nominiation party.

I'll nominate:
To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:52 AM   #45
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I know! I think we need a third classics month.
I thought that was the purpose of Sun Surfer creating the Literary Book Club; so that every month was a Classic month?

Edit: I am surprised that of the 5 books in which I am interested, 4 have been fully nominated. I really didn't think I would be participating this month.

Of course, this is why I like this book club, its always full of surprises.

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