True Classics Before 1966

This list is all about true classic novels that are at least 50 years old
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311 books · 20 voters · list created June 21st, 2016 by Dmack (votes) .
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Dmack 1682 books
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Virginia 900 books
45 friends
BookLovingLady 5033 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3261 books
860 friends
Saturday's 1433 books
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~☆~Autumn♥♥☔ 5489 books
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Misfit 5448 books
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Peter 969 books
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message 1: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Pity I only had 100 votes.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Uh, The Canterbury Tales, while being marvelous, aren't a novel.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Booklovinglady wrote: "Pity I only had 100 votes."

Yeah, some lists I feel like I need several hundred votes.


message 4: by BookLovingLady (last edited May 10, 2019 11:05AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Uh, The Canterbury Tales, while being marvelous, aren't a novel."

I'll remove it from my votes, as well as other titles which are not exactly novels. Plenty of choice, so not a problem 😉 I added 100 books anyway, at my first attempt, so it shouldn't be too hard to find classic novels among my own books which aren't on this list yet 🙂


message 5: by BookLovingLady (last edited May 10, 2019 11:09AM) (new)

BookLovingLady I haven't deleted titles which were put into prose in my edition (like De goddelijke komedie, for instance. If I remember correctly, the original was in verse).


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Gives you room for more novels!


message 7: by Johanna (new)

Johanna Booklovinglady wrote: "Pity I only had 100 votes."
Hahaha ja, ik kreeg ook de neiging om álles aan te klikken.


message 8: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Johanna wrote: "Hahaha ja, ik kreeg ook de neiging om álles aan te klikken."

And to think I added all of the titles I voted for... 🙂


message 9: by Dmack (new)

Dmack Booklovinglady wrote: "Pity I only had 100 votes."

Don’t be so picky, it’s a classic


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