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The Trial by Franz Kafka 15 20.27%
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky 8 10.81%
Persuasion by Jane Austen 4 5.41%
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 8 10.81%
The Picture (or Portrait) of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 12 16.22%
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne 11 14.86%
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edward Abbott 6 8.11%
Orlando by Virginia Woolf 6 8.11%
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo 4 5.41%
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:36 AM   #46
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Ah well, so be it. An interesting book, certainly.
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Ah well, so be it. An interesting book, certainly.
This is why I love the Book Club. This is likely something I would never have read on my own. I hope I like it!
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Not my first choice, but hey, what the hell.
Actually, I was going to nominate Dante's Inferno, seeing you want to read about hell. But, I decided not to.

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Old 10-31-2009, 12:07 PM   #49
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Actually, I was going to nominate Dante's Inferno, seeing you want to read about hell. But, I decided not to.

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Too late. Nominations are closed.
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Actually, I was going to nominate Dante's Inferno, seeing you want to read about hell. But, I decided not to.

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That's on my Reader, and I started to read it. That lasted about five minutes.
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Too late. Nominations are closed.
Grumble, grumble...
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:53 PM   #52
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hm, kafka is one of my favourite authors, and i haven't read the trial in years. perhaps i'll join you this month.
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Has anyone seen Breon Mitchell's translation of The Trial in ebook form?
http://www.amazon.com/Trial-Franz-Ka...7043756&sr=1-2


I know the David Wyllie translation has the advantage of being PD, but I've been told that the Mitchell translation is many times better and that some things don't come through in the Wyllie translation.
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I'll be reading 'The Trial' this month... Looking forward to it..
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Excellent! I've never read Kafka and my boyfriend has and said he enjoyed....hmm can't remember what it was that he read now...but I'm looking forward to it anyway! My eReader was shipped from the US on Friday so I should have it this week, and The Trial will be the first book that I read on it
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Excellent! I've never read Kafka and my boyfriend has and said he enjoyed....hmm can't remember what it was that he read now...but I'm looking forward to it anyway! My eReader was shipped from the US on Friday so I should have it this week, and The Trial will be the first book that I read on it

Congrats! What did you buy/order? Kindle I'm guessing?

Kafka has a few well know stories -- The Metamorphosis in particular. In the Penal Colony is the one that always sticks in my mind (in fact I can't get rid of it and wish I could)
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Has anyone seen Breon Mitchell's translation of The Trial in ebook form?
http://www.amazon.com/Trial-Franz-Ka...7043756&sr=1-2


I know the David Wyllie translation has the advantage of being PD, but I've been told that the Mitchell translation is many times better and that some things don't come through in the Wyllie translation.
The David Wyllie translation is most certainly not in the public domain; it is a copyrighted work.
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The David Wyllie translation is most certainly not in the public domain; it is a copyrighted work.
What's this then:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/7849

Edit: Oops, you're right. My bad. Sorry.
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Congrats! What did you buy/order? Kindle I'm guessing?

Kafka has a few well know stories -- The Metamorphosis in particular. In the Penal Colony is the one that always sticks in my mind (in fact I can't get rid of it and wish I could)
no, funnily enough I've ordered an astak ez reader pocket pro (I can't remember which of those letters was meant to be capitalized, so I've decided not to capitalize at all). I wouldn't mind a Kindle but it was beyond my budget.
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no, funnily enough I've ordered an astak ez reader pocket pro (I can't remember which of those letters was meant to be capitalized, so I've decided not to capitalize at all). I wouldn't mind a Kindle but it was beyond my budget.
Ah, thanks. The Pocket Pro is a fine ebook reader.
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