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Virago Modern Classics are "dedicated to the celebration of women writers and to the rediscovery and reprinting of their works. Its aim was, and is, to demonstrate the existence of a female tradition in literature, and to broaden the sometimes narrow definition of a 'classic', which has often led to the neglect of interesting books."

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252 books · 179 voters · list created July 28th, 2011 by JoLynn (votes) .
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message 1: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Great list
:O)


message 2: by Wanda (new)

Wanda Ditto Bettie's comment. I will be reading from this list for quite some time.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Ditto the above also!

I notice, though, that for some of the books the "default" GR edition seems to have crept in, in lieu of the actual Virago edition. Should we try to amend that? (I added some of the Viragos but hesitate to hit "combine," because that would just eliminate them again and make the list switch back to GR default ...)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads That would only work, I think, if everyone delisted the default edition and voted for the Virago to replace it. And the defaults would probably creep back on eventually.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Depends on how well the list is monitored. On some other lists dedicated to specific editions it seems to be working ...


message 6: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jul 11, 2013 04:00AM) (new)

Booklovinglady None of the three links given at the top seem to work...


message 7: by Anna (new)

Anna Kļaviņa #109 H.G. Wells?


message 8: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Booklovinglady wrote: "None of the three links given at the top seem to work..."

Whoever it was, thanks for adding a new link/fixing one of the old ones :-)


message 9: by Booklovinglady (last edited Sep 20, 2015 07:26AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Anna wrote: "#109 H.G. Wells?"

I've removed Ann Veronica by H.G. Wells, as it wasn't a Virago Modern Classics edition (and added Ann Veronica, which is).


message 10: by Anna (new)

Anna Kļaviņa Thank you :)


message 11: by Anna (new)

Anna Kļaviņa I really hate that we can only add 100 books >:(

Here's another list
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/inde...


message 12: by Tania (new)

Tania Much as I love Jane Eyre, (69), it doesn't belong on this list. Neither do 166, 170, 172, A Glass Full of Blessings, and Persuasion at 174. 178, 180, 185, 187 and at 91 the wrong edition of Jamaica Inn. I'm not at librarian and can't remove them. Hope this helps someone who can.
Otherwise, a great list.


message 13: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jan 01, 2019 07:14AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Tania wrote: "Much as I love Jane Eyre, (69), it doesn't belong on this list. Neither do 166, 170, 172, A Glass Full of Blessings, and Persuasion at 174. 178, 180, 185, 187 and at 91 the wrong edition of Jamaica..."

I'm a librarian but I won't be removing them (sorry), as Goodreads has a habit of changing editions for the most popular one...

Are you sure the books you mentioned are not also published as a 'Virago Modern Classics'?


message 14: by Rosemary (last edited Feb 14, 2019 12:36PM) (new)

Rosemary Surprisingly, Jane Austen and the Brontes are published under this imprint.

In history, the modern period is any time from the mid to late 1700s (or even earlier if you include the early modern period), which would cover those books, but modernism in literature began around 1900, so I think Virago are cheating a little bit. But anyway, they have published those 19th-century books as "modern classics", so they do belong on this list.

Here's the full list:
https://www.virago.co.uk/books/virago...


message 15: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 14, 2019 08:31PM) (new)

Booklovinglady "*Please add Virago Modern Classic editions. Other editions will be removed" Again, it is no use stating this, as GR has the nasty habit of changing editions to the most popular ones...


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