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Old 01-19-2009, 06:29 AM
 
Location: NSW Australia
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A really hard choice but I will give it a go.....

The Last Days of Pompeii....Lord Lytton (Bulwer)
The Picture of Dorian Grey ....Oscar Wilde
On The Beach....Nevil Shute
A Woman in Berlin....Anonymous
Oliver Twist...Charles Dickens (actually most of Dickens' novels could fit in here.It was a toss up between this and Great Expectations oh and Little Dorrit....the list goes on)

I'd like to add 1984 by George Orwell as well if I had room.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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"Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
"The Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
"The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: NSW Australia
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A really hard choice but I will give it a go.....

The Last Days of Pompeii....Lord Lytton (Bulwer)
The Picture of Dorian Grey ....Oscar Wilde
On The Beach....Nevil Shute
A Woman in Berlin....Anonymous
Oliver Twist...Charles Dickens (actually most of Dickens' novels could fit in here.It was a toss up between this and Great Expectations oh and Little Dorrit....the list goes on)

I'd like to add 1984 by George Orwell as well if I had room.


Oooops, I didn't read the question right. I didn't notice the more than 100 years ago part. Most would still apply but instead of "On the Beach" and A Woman In Berlin" I would have..

Vanity Fair....William Makepeace Thackeray
Jane Eyre.....Charlotte Bronte
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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The Oedipus Cycle, anything by Thomas Hardy, and Chaucer.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Gulliver's Travels - Swift
Dracula - Stoker
Wuthering Heights - Bronte
Moby Dick - Melville
Great Expectations - Dickens
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Odyssey by Homer
Huck Finn by Twain of course

Okay, I like Jane Austen pretty well, though she doesn't go on my most favorite list--she was brilliant though--I have 2 teenage daughters who love to read and one loves JA and one can't get thru one of her books. An interesting thing though--I was on a train in Spain and reading Pride and Prejudice, and looked up to see that the woman right across the aisle was a dead ringer for JA! I wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't been reading the book.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:34 AM
 
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Only 5??

Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
Pride & Prejudice- Jane Austen
Great Expectations- Charles Dickens
The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett
Mansfield Park- Jane Austen
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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The Count of Monte Cristo
The Illiad
Ben-Hur
Robinson Crusoe
1001 Nights
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:21 AM
 
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The Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu (Tyler translation)
Nana, Emile Zola
Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
The Crock of Gold, James Stephens (this is a cheat by about two or three years, I think.)
Penguin Island, Anatole France
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:09 AM
 
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The Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu (Tyler translation)
Nana, Emile Zola
Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
The Crock of Gold, James Stephens (this is a cheat by about two or three years, I think.)
Penguin Island, Anatole France
I have an uncomfortable feeling that I should have put Wuthering Heights on my list, but that would seem to mean removing my Hardy book....oof!

It's much more difficult to put a list of your own together than to tear someone else's apart.....
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