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Old 10-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #16
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Most by Anthony Trollope have happy endings.

Trollope was prolific and tended to write long novels. Shorter possibilities, not part of a series, are Rachael Ray and Dr. Wortle's School. His most popular nowadays may be Barchester Towers, the second in a series that begins with a shorter one, The Warden.

Trollope's subject is men and women, especially as they are together -- seemingly an appropriate subject for you and your boyfriend to discuss

P.S. I agree with your boyfriend about Jane Austen.

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #17
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If you like plays you could try reading comedies from Plautus.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:33 PM   #18
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Free, public domain, oldie/goodie. The book is about 25% different from the movie.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:27 PM   #19
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My wife and I will read to each other in bed. I have to do the reading usually because I tend to fall asleep a little too quickly when just listening.
That's what my husband and I do frequently. We both have e-readers and we pick a book and he reads aloud to me while I follow along, and when he's tired of reading, or I am nearing "sleep", he stops and we say how we like it so far. I tend to not like doing the aloud reading, and my husband has a good reading voice.

I am pretty sure my father in law reads to my mother in law.

I think reading is a terrific "couple date time" activity.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:28 PM   #20
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the Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas - so many stories in the one, and a page turner IMO. I haven't got to the ending yet (it goes on forever) but I'm sure it will be a good one.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:34 PM   #21
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What about Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes books? Mr Manou I truly enjoyed them, I also admired his wonderful use of the English language.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:44 AM   #22
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I am so excited by all of these suggestions. I have never read anything by Trollope so I am off to investigate his works.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #23
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I enjoyed David Copperfield.

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I still to this day am a bit miffed that he didn't marry Agnes right off the bat. His first wife who he stuck with and was the epitome of high-maintenance until the day she died, and yet he loved her.... But I was so glad he ended up with Agnes in the end.
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You are so right. I always figured that David's infatuation with Dora was something he had to get out of his system as he matured. He was certainly better of with Agnes in every way. I especially like these final [very autobiographical] paragraphs in the book.

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And now, as I close my task, subduing my desire to linger yet, these faces fade away. But one face, shining on me like a Heavenly light by which I see all other objects, is above them and beyond them all. And that remains.

I turn my head, and see it, in its beautiful serenity, beside me. My lamp burns low, and I have written far into the night; but the dear presence, without which I were nothing, bears me company.

O Agnes, O my soul, so may thy face be by me when I close my life indeed; so may I, when realities are melting from me, like the shadows which I now dismiss, still find thee near me, pointing upward!
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I'll second anything by Alexandre Dumas. Three musketeers and Count of Monte Cristo are (I'm biased here) my favourite stories.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:48 AM   #25
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I'll second anything by Alexandre Dumas. Three musketeers and Count of Monte Cristo are (I'm biased here) my favourite stories.
Thanks for the re-radar. I just zapped that one (Count of Monte Cristo) onto my Kindle. High priority on my personal TBR list. (Husband and I are reading "The Pirate Cinema" together for our night reads so I can tweet to @doctorow about my reaction to it).
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Don't forget Rudyard Kipling. Kim, Captains Courageous, and The Jungle Books are all good.
Also The Swiss Family Robinson by Johan Wyss, The Scarlet Pimpernel by Countess Orczy, and The Prisoner of Zenda.

And I think Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books are in the Mobileread library.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:08 AM   #27
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Don't forget Rudyard Kipling. Kim, Captains Courageous, and The Jungle Books are all good.
Also The Swiss Family Robinson by Johan Wyss, The Scarlet Pimpernel by Countess Orczy, and The Prisoner of Zenda.

And I think Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books are in the Mobileread library.
Huh I was told the jungle book had a rather dark ending. I should get around reading it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:15 AM   #28
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I secondCaptains Courageous and The Scarlet Pimpernel!

For a laugh, there's Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary. It's not a novel, but it is amusing and witty.

Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days might do, too.
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I secondCaptains Courageous and The Scarlet Pimpernel!

For a laugh, there's Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary. It's not a novel, but it is amusing and witty.

Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days might do, too.
I loved Journey to the Center of the Earth. Around the World in Eighty Days is in our TBR pile! I downloaded it to our nooks a few weeks ago.
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It seems to me that the list is pretty short, considering how many classics there are. I'm sure that books with happy endings were being written back then, but few remain as classics. That has to say something about us.
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