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message 1: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Boisvert Samuel Johnson and Denis Diderot are both unrecognized as 18th century authors. I don't think these restriction filters work very well.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The restriction filters definitely do not work very well. There have been several books I have been unable to add to the decades lists, that I KNOW were first published in the decade in question.


message 3: by Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) (last edited Sep 20, 2009 10:10AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) ... or century, for that matter -- and it gets even worse the farther back you go in history. Try adding Ben Jonson to the 16th and 17th century lists ... or Christine de Pizan to 15th century! Or Mary Wollstonecraft to this list, of course -- essentially any book where the "first published" notation on the respective book's page doesn't refer to the book's own/ real year of initial publication but the year of the first publication of the text edition in question.

That said, maybe this is in the process of being fixed, though. I was able to add an edition of Johnson's dictionary, as well as one book by Diderot.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I try to correct original publication dates when I see one that's way out of wack.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) You have to be a Goodreads librarian to be able to do that, don't you? I realize of course that, with books being added to the database daily, this is probably a never ending task ...


message 6: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Sep 21, 2009 09:24AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes, I think you do have to be a GR Librarian.

Will have to take a look at the names you mentioned!

Edited to add: did a bit of pruning on dates of Ben Jonson, Christine de Pizan, and Mary Wollstonecraft.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No problem. ;>


message 9: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Faust Part One wasn't published until 1806.


message 10: by Mel (new)

Mel Foster William Bartram's Travels Through North and South Carolina (1791) and Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible (1710)were published in the 1700s, but can't be voted on. Thanks!


message 11: by Mel (new)

Mel Foster Also The Journal of John Woolman (1774)


message 12: by Andrew (new)

Andrew not a bad century at all!


message 13: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 1 book removed.


message 14: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Checked for duplicates: 1 book removed.
Swift, 'A Modest Proposal', removed at #27: already present at #17.


message 15: by Cumant (last edited Dec 19, 2014 05:16PM) (new)

Cumant Micheline And why Beaumarchais with a Russian title ? I should have chosen "Le Barbier de Seville" or "Le mariage de Figaro".


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Cumant wrote: "And why Beaumarchais with a Russian title ? I should have chosen "Le Barbier de Seville" or "Le mariage de Figaro"."

What might fix that is to remove your vote, do a search of the database, not your shelves, and vote for the most popular edition, which I don't think is in Russian.


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