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178 books · 148 voters · list created July 21st, 2009 by Bettie (votes) .
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Lots more Walter Scott is eligible - I just haven't read it.


message 2: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Susanna wrote: "Lots more Walter Scott is eligible - I just haven't read it."

You are a wonder - the two Scott's I have read are from the decade before. These lists are a bit like your timeline idea.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes, the other one I've read is 1819 (Ivanhoe).


message 4: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Removed Keats, 'Lamia 1820': duplicated higher up.


message 5: by Bettie (new)

Bettie I just 'liked' your list Susanna, but it marked it up to me. What gives?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads That's weird!


message 7: by Paul (new)

Paul Bowes Removed #2, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Graphic Novel'.

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' by Washington Irving is already present (#4). The graphic novel version is a recent illustrated adaptation that does not include the full original text as published in 1820. The original text is preferred.


message 8: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Pinard Trilby is apparently from 1895. How do you remove a book from an inappropriate list? @goodreadslibrarians


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed for wrong decade:

The Beggar's Opera (1728)
Flowers in the Mirror (1818)
Ivanhoe (1819)
The Betrothed (1840)

This "Trilby" isn't the 1895 novel, but a play from the 1820s.


message 10: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Pinard Ah! Thanks, Susanna! :)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Removed for wrong decade:

The Beggar's Opera (1728)
Flowers in the Mirror (1818)
Ivanhoe (1819)
The Betrothed (1840)

This "Trilby" isn't the..."



Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No problem. I confess I only gave the second page a once-over-quickly look, so if anyone sees something, do tell me.


message 12: by Vicki (new)

Vicki #49 The Scottish Chiefs was published in 1809.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Right you are. Will remove.


message 14: by Avis (new)

Avis Black For some reason, The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod by Henry Beston is on this list. It wasn't even published in the 1800s.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Where on the list is it, Avis? (Makes it a lot easier to remove.)


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