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Old 10-19-2009, 06:23 PM   #61
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Well isn't the whole idea of the 2nds and 3rds kinda meant to either support or not the proposition that the nominated book fits the category?
Yep, although following that I suppose something like the Pratchett book could get nominated and I just don't see how that's a classic, doesn't mean others won't think it is though.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:33 PM   #62
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Yep, although following that I suppose something like the Pratchett book could get nominated and I just don't see how that's a classic, doesn't mean others won't think it is though.

Well, yeah I see your point, it could become a straight popularity contest regardless of the category/type..
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:01 PM   #63
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Regarded as an instant classic, probably one of the most popular titles amongst the classics. Not only will this be a fun book to read but a great book to discuss.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde dramatically brings to life a science-fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person. Resonant with psychological perception and ethical insight, the book has literary roots in Dostoevsky’s “The Double” and Crime and Punishment.

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Old 10-19-2009, 07:27 PM   #64
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Yep, although following that I suppose something like the Pratchett book could get nominated and I just don't see how that's a classic, doesn't mean others won't think it is though.
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Well, yeah I see your point, it could become a straight popularity contest regardless of the category/type..
The MRBC is sort of controlled anarchy. While we don't want to be to rigid.... we also don't want someone coming in here with three accounts and nominating _The Lost Symbol_ as a classic.

I'm almost tempted to add a caveat that to be a classic the book must be in the public domain or say it must be published more than 50 years ago.

Anyway, Flatland certainly looks like a classic to me.

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Old 10-19-2009, 07:31 PM   #65
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Anyway, Flatland certainly looks like a classic to me.
Me too and if the worst happens and something clearly not classic makes it caveats can always be added for next time, it's not the end of the world or anything.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:13 AM   #66
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I give on "Flatland"

My own definition of a "classic" is something that is, beside being at least a certain age, also widely read and translated, and I think it's a bit too obscure in that respect. Perhaps it's an english-laguage classic, and my focus is more international...

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Old 10-20-2009, 06:30 AM   #67
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I'd like to nominate Orlando by Virginia Woolf

In her most playful and exuberant novel, Virginia Woolf writes the "historical biography" of Orlando, a young boy of nobility during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. A wild ride through four centuries, the novel shows Orlando aging, magically, only thirty-six years between 1588 and 1928. Even more magically, he also changes from a man to a woman.

Orlando enters the book as an Elizabethan nobleman and leaves the book three centuries later as a liberated woman of the 1920s. Along the way this most rambunctious of Woolf's characters engages in sword fights, trades barbs with 18th century wits, has a baby, and drives a car. As she explores Orlando's life, Woolf also explores the differing roles of men and women in society during various periods.
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I'd like to nominate Orlando by Virginia Woolf
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:32 PM   #69
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Do the seconds and thirds come out of our ration of three nominations, or are they free?
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On the subject of Flatland, I would say that it's more a math classic than anything else. I think that Phosophical Investigations by Wittgenstein is doubtless a great classic, but I'm not going to nominate it; I think it's not appropriate.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:42 PM   #71
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Do the seconds and thirds come out of our ration of three nominations, or are they free?
AFAIK, they're free.
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I third Orlando, I've been meaning to read it
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In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third).

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How Many Nominations Can I Make?
Each participant has 3 nominations. You can nominate a new book for consideration or nominate (second, third) one that has already been nominated by another person.
My interpretation of the rules is that seconding a nomination is not free. Rather, your second counts as one of your three nominations.
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Do the seconds and thirds come out of our ration of three nominations, or are they free?
Yes, three noms, they can be initial, second or third.

But, I'm not really counting.

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I'll third The Picture (or Portrait) of Dorian Gray.
This already had three. You can use this nom for something else if you'd like.

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