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message 1: by Bettie (new)

Bettie heh - looks like I have missed Hard Times too.

:O)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I liked Hard Times, but to me, it is not one of "the great ones."


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads North and South qualifies for this list, too, though I haven't read it.


message 4: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Susanna wrote: "North and South qualifies for this list, too, though I haven't read it."

That's wonderful - these are not supposed to be Dickens only but up to last month I hadn't bothered dated first publication dates. You are altogether helpful, Susanna


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I confess putting the correct first publication dates on books I run across is one of the chief things I do with my "librarian powers"!


message 6: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Susanna wrote: "I confess putting the correct first publication dates on books I run across is one of the chief things I do with my "librarian powers"!"

You rock!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads There's also an 1880s list, though I don't think I've seen an 1870s yet.


message 8: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Susanna wrote: "There's also an 1880s list, though I don't think I've seen an 1870s yet."

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/25...

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/25...

I don't think I have anything to go in them yet as I failed to designate dates to my books on outset.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Deleted "Doctor Zhivago" (first published 1957).


message 10: by Sammy (new)

Sammy Thanks for these lists! Not only are they a great trip down a memory lane, but very useful lists of the gaps in my reading.


message 11: by Tristrom (new)

Tristrom Cooke A few incorrect entries have snuck onto this list, including:

"Les Miserables" (1862)
"Jane Eyre" (1847)
"Shirley" (1849)
"Wives and Daughters" (1866)


message 12: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Tristrom wrote: "A few incorrect entries have snuck onto this list, including:

"Les Miserables" (1862)
"Jane Eyre" (1847)
"Shirley" (1849)
"Wives and Daughters" (1866)"


All four have been removed.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I can't fix the book you're having a problem with because it doesn't have an original publication date in the right range if you don't tell me what book it is, which is what I suspect your problem is.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Hey, you don't want to have someone attempt to help you, your business.


message 16: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Death's Jest Book by Thomas Beddoes
was published in 1829.

It is #216.


message 17: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Point of view for my work . . . by
Soren Kierkegaard was published
in 1880.

It is #206.


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