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232 books · 314 voters · list created July 21st, 2009 by Bettie☯ (votes) .
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message 1: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Susanna - I must get around to your fav Dombey sooner rather than later!

:O)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It really is one of my two favorite Dickens!

And Mr. Paul Dombey Sr. is such a piece of work!


message 3: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Susanna wrote: "It really is one of my two favorite Dickens!

And Mr. Paul Dombey Sr. is such a piece of work!"


Any from 1930's?
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/25...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Well, he only started writing in '37, but I'll see what I can do!

Is there an 1850s list?


message 5: by Bettie☯ (last edited Jul 21, 2009 12:09PM) (new)

Bettie☯ Susanna wrote: "Well, he only started writing in '37, but I'll see what I can do!

Is there an 1850s list?"


No 1850's yet - I became distracted with finding The Eight

ETA - I've made a 1950 but have not done 1830 or 1860


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I think there already is an 1860s, now that you mention it.


message 7: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Susanna wrote: "I think there already is an 1860s, now that you mention it."

1820?

I have The Eight on headphones; a cursed chess set, ooo'd a' thunk it!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Neither an 1820s or 1870s, from what I've seen.


message 9: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Removed The Ugly Duckling which was an adaptation, not the original Hans Christian Andersen story.


message 10: by Tristrom (new)

Tristrom Cooke "The Betrothed" by Manzoni was written in the 1820s (it is in the list for that decade). Although it was apparently updated in 1842, I don't think it fits the criteria for this list.

Also, "Lost Illusions" is in the 1830s list as well as here. According to Wikipedia, it was published as a serial from 1837 to 1843. Does this make it eligible for both lists?


message 11: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I removed "The Betrothed" which according to wikipedia was first published in 1827. I also edited the GR data to reflect that.


message 12: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Usually the criterion for publication date on GR is not when the serial began publication, but when the first complete edition was published. So 1837 would not be an accurate pub. year for Lost Illusions, because the whole novel didn't exist at that date. I'm leaving it untouched on this list since I suspect 1840s is the correct decade for the novel's publication (as an entire novel).


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