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Old 08-21-2018, 10:03 AM   #46
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I'm bumping this thread because I feel like it does not get enough (read: hardly any) love. Here's some reccomendations:

The beautifully formatted Letters of Jane Austen

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This edition of Jane Austen's letters was edited by Jane Austen's great-nephew Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen (the first Baron Brabourne, 1829-1893), and was published in 1884. It's neither complete (about two thirds of the letters now known to have survived are included), nor are the texts of the letters necessarily always transcribed with minute scholarly fidelity, but it's out of copyright, and includes many annotations and interesting comments on the letters.
The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield

A House to Let with contributions from Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell and Adelaide Anne Procter.

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A House to Let was the Household Words Extra Christmas Number for 1858, and was co-authored by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Elizabeth Gaskell, all well established novelists, and Adelaide Anne Procter, Queen Victoria's favourite poet who in her time was ranked just below Tennyson. Dickens and Collins together provided the linking text between each story. The chapter entitled 'The Manchester Marriage', by Elizabeth Gaskell, was also included in her 1860 short story collection Right at Last and Other Tales.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:28 AM   #47
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I've been downloading a few books from mobileread. The quality of many obscure e-books is very surprising.

If anyone has downloaded such books from this site, can they give recommendations? That's it.
I have recently grabbed the Joe Muller detective stories, written by Austrian author Augusta Groner (under the pen name Auguste Groner) and enjoyed them. I think the first thing I ever downloaded here was the Thinking Man Omnibus and I still have it in the collection.

My favorite from this year is the Letters of Jane Austen.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:15 PM   #48
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I've enjoyed the books of essays written by A. G. Gardiner, Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson, The Dream of Gerontius by J. H. Newman, and books by Clarence Day.

My children have also enjoyed a number of the books produced by GrannyGrump.
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Recently I have been enjoying the works of J.S. Fletcher an English mystery writer. Time spent searching the MR library is time well spent.
That wouldn't be Jessica Fletcher by any chance?
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I'd like to recommend Willa Cather's A Lost Lady - https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32255


I've read a good bit of Cather, and One of Ours is one of my favorite novels of the period. But this was a new read to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Marian Forrester is the symbolic flower of the Old American West. She draws her strength from that solid foundation, bringing delight and beauty to her elderly husband, to the small town of Sweet Water where they live, to the prairie land itself, and to the young narrator of her story, Neil Herbert. All are bewitched by her brilliance and grace, and all are ultimately betrayed. <snipped for a spoiler> This, Willa Cather's most perfect novel, is not only a portrait of a troubling beauty, but also a haunting evocation of a noble age slipping irrevocably into the past.
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Its been almost two years since I tried to resurrect this thread, so here I am, trying again:

The Collected Works of Virginia Woolf (updated in February of 2024)

This volume collects the complete writings of Virginia Woolf : 8 novels, 3 ‘biographies,’ 46 short stories, 606 essays, 1 play, her diary and the letters.
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I need to give this some more thought, but in the meantime I'll tout the same member's, pynch's, wonderful and meticulous upload of James Joyce.

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=174940
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I am enjoying the mobile read "Past Masters" short story collections, produced by Pulpmeister. There are now 162 ebooks in the series.
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I need to give this some more thought, but in the meantime I'll tout the same member's, pynch's, wonderful and meticulous upload of James Joyce.

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=174940
And I vote for his Complete Ruydard Kipling.

HarryT has produced some wonderful and accurate books too.

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Its been almost two years since I tried to resurrect this thread, so here I am, trying again:

The Collected Works of Virginia Woolf (updated in February of 2024)

This volume collects the complete writings of Virginia Woolf : 8 novels, 3 ‘biographies,’ 46 short stories, 606 essays, 1 play, her diary and the letters.
I am primarily interested in the diaries and letters from this collection. I will probably use Calibre to split those out for ease of navigation.

Glad to see others recommending things
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I am primarily interested in the diaries and letters from this collection.
I still have all of these in paper. While admittedly the odds of my reading them again are slight, I'm hanging on to them for now for the copious annotations.

And while on the topic, I'd like to recommend Leonard Woolf's wonderful five-volume memoir. Each volume is short so it's not nearly the commitment of Virginia's and they're models of clarity and insight.
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I’m going to have to browse the MR library. I like to mix in a classic from time to time, and it’s about time.
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On a light note I have greatly enjoyed the mobileread copy of Damon Runyon: A to Izzard.
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