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Old 04-21-2010, 04:01 AM   #16
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I'll third "Little Dorrit". I don't think it's one of Dickens' best novels, to be honest about it, but it's still a good read.
Good stuff!

Maybe you have a better one of Dickens? I haven't read any, so I'm easy...
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:14 AM   #17
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I'd like to nominate Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens.
The BBC production of Little Dorrit has been broadcasted on the Norwegian television for the last couple of weeks. Like it a lot.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1178522/

I'll make sure to read The Mysterious Island whether it wins or not. Feel it's time to pick up Jules Verne again.

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I'll make sure to read The Mysterious Island whether it wins or not. Feel it's time to pick up Jules Verne again.
Yes, I'll certainly read it as well...
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Good stuff!

Maybe you have a better one of Dickens? I haven't read any, so I'm easy...
My "top three" would be, in no particular order, "Oliver Twist", "Great Expectations", and "Bleak House".
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I honestly don't think that counts as a "classic". Was it published prior to 1923? Is it in the public domain? This is our "classics" month.

Daft Question of the Week .... Do the Nominations HAVE to be Classic's ?

I'd like to make a Modern nomination, but if classic's only then How about

The Three Muskateers by Alexander Dumas,

By the way is there a list of books already used ?

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Daft Question of the Week .... Do the Nominations HAVE to be Classic's ?
We have a different "category" every month. May's categority is "Classics", so yes, this month, all the nominations have to be classics.
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Is there a list of books that have been chosen before?
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I was going to say... hey I wonder if "Lost" is loosely based on this.

I THIRD this one... sounds like fun.

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Well, with that we're batting 3 for 3!

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Is there a list of books that have been chosen before?
Not likely easily available, but someone will chime in it a nomination is recent read. Like "The Egg and I"
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Well, with that we're batting 3 for 3!

Could you translate that into English, please?
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:33 AM   #26
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I'd like to suggest something by Wilkie Collins for your consideration: either The Woman in White or The Moonstone.

Collins was a contemporary (and friend) of Charles Dickens, and is sometimes described as the inventor of the modern mystery novel. As well as being suspensful, his stories (like those of Dickens) also include an element of social commentary (The Woman in White deals with the situation of women in 19th Century Britain, for example).

The two titles I mentioned are his best-known works. They are easy reads and have unexpected endings. They are out of copyright and easily available in all major ebook formats.
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The perambulator broke so the baby had to ride in the boot and the lorrie load was delayed.



I just meant - 3 posts, and a resulting book in the poll.

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The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
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I'll second Oliver Twist as that is on my TBR list.
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Wow. Just ran across this site.

The Art of Manliness 100 must read classics! Yes! MANLY Classics. This will get that left-over taste of estrogen from Romance book month out of our mouths. Real Manly Books, no girly stuff here!
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