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Old 01-21-2013, 10:48 AM   #76
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I have to leave for an appt. but will update this when I get back, if Tom doesn't get to it first.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:50 AM   #77
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For my last nomination, I propose Trilby by George du Maurier. From Barnes and Noble:

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"Du Maurier's Trilby was the novel sensation of the 1890s. Du Maurier had spent a good deal of his life as a child and later as an art student in Paris; when he turned from his career in journalism and magazine illustration to novel writing he found enormous success with a novel divided as his own life had been between Paris and London. Billee, an English artist living the Bohemian life abroad, meets and falls in love with Trilby, a Parisian model. Differences in social class doom their romance, but Trilby, taught by the mysterious hypnotist Svengali to sing like "some enchanted princess" becomes a famous entertainer. As it turns out, however, her talent and her possession of her own mind have become dependent on Svengali maintaining his spell over her." The name "Svengali" came to be applied to any hypnotist and the image of Svengali carved a lasting place in the popular imagination. Perhaps the most important expression of 1890s Bohemianism, Trilby has also attracted interest in recent years on account of its presentation of hypnosis and split personality, and for the conflicted but often anti-Semitic presentation of the mysterious Svengali.
Public domain, and it seems as if the 1931 film is in the public domain also.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:59 AM   #78
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I support
- Trilby
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- Neville Shute: A Town Like Alice
- Erich Maria Remarque: l'Arc de Triomphe (Although I don't know about the availability of a translation in English. If not, then simply ignore it.)
Unfortunately, only A Town Like Alice is in the public domain and only in 50+ countries.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #79
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Since Lolita gets nominated and always brings up the issue that it's a book of pedophilia and not a romance book, why nominate and then 2nd/3rd it? (IMHO), I would be thinking that the people doing so have some sort of affinity for the subject...
I'm sure you are just as correct here as the phrase "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" is.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:10 PM   #80
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:34 PM   #81
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:43 PM   #82
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I have to leave for an appt. but will update this when I get back, if Tom doesn't get to it first.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:32 PM   #83
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I'd like to point out that Trilby is in the public domain and therefore free; no need to purchase. Here is the ManyBooks link to an all-formats download page. Perhaps the information in the nomination could be changed?
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #84
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I'd like to point out that Trilby is in the public domain and therefore free; no need to purchase. Here is the ManyBooks link to an all-formats download page. Perhaps the information in the nomination could be changed?
The Many Books link has been added to the nomination.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #85
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:46 PM   #86
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I nominate Love Story by Erich Segal.

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This is the wonderful, tumultuous, heartfelt story of Oliver Barrett IV and Jenny Cavilleri--the story of a rich Harvard jock and a wisecracking Radcliffe music major who have nothing in common but love . . . and everything else to share but time. Funny and flip, sad and poignant, Erich Segal's magnificent novel will grab you, hold you, and stay with you forever. You, like more than twenty million others, will fall in love with Love Story.

"Not just a story--Love Story is an experience. The reader who responds to this little book will feel less like a reader than an unwritten Segal character, living it all out from the inside... In this 'love story' you are not just an observer."--Christian Science Monitor.

"Funny, touching and infused with wonder, as all love stories should be."--San Francisco Examiner
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I would second Maurice if an ebook edition could be found. That's a good book and a great choice. Strange that no one has published one.
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I'd like to third Love Story and Stardust
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With these nominations, we now have 10!
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