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message 1: by Mike Briggs (last edited Sep 25, 2012 12:56PM) (new)

Mike Briggs The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells removed from list (published in 1890s).

I know Wells book doesn't belong on the list, but there are others which appear to not belong but which I am not familiar enough with to eliminate:

According to the book linked on Goodreads:
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1829

Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Michael Schmidt - 1798

Rameau's Nephew and D'Alembert's Dream by Denis Diderot - 1761

Logic by Immanuel Kant - 1799

Jerusalem by William Blake - 1820

Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz - 1894

Faraon by Bolesław Prus - 1897

With Fire and Sword (The Trilogy #1) by Henryk Sienkiewicz - 1884


message 2: by Mike Briggs (last edited Sep 25, 2012 01:05PM) (new)

Mike Briggs Just some stuff I found:

Faust:
Goethe completed a preliminary version of Part One in 1806. The 1808 publication was followed by the revised 1828–29 edition, which was the last to be edited by Goethe himself. Prior to these appeared a partial printing in 1790 of Faust, a Fragment.

So, something came out in the 1800s.

Lyrical Ballards, according to Wikipedia, did in fact first appear in 1798.

Rameau's Nephew, or the Second Satire first published 1805. Written between 1761-1772.

Logic by Immanuel Kant - listed on wikipedia as published 1800.

Jerusalem by William Blake - "The poem, which was produced between 1804 and 1820, consists of 100 etched and illustrated plates"

Wikipedia puts Quo Vadis' pub date as 1895.

"Pharaoh (Polish: Faraon) is the fourth and last major novel by the Polish writer Bolesław Prus (1847–1912). Composed over a year's time in 1894–95, it was the sole historical novel by an author who had earlier disapproved of historical novels on the ground that they inevitably distort history."

"With Fire and Sword (Polish: Ogniem i mieczem) is a historical novel by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, published in 1884."

Right, I'll also remove the ones written by people not born in or before 1800-1809.


message 3: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Sep 25, 2012 01:07PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes, 1798 is the correct date for Lyrical Ballads.

I've also seen 1800 as the date for Kant's Logic. Not sure which is correct.

William Blake started publishing Jerusalem in 1804.


message 4: by Mike Briggs (new)

Mike Briggs Ok, I've removed Quo Vadis, Fararon & With Fire and Sword - all of which were written by people born after 1809.

re: "Diderot died in the 1780s, so I wouldn't think he would qualify."
First publication, though, appears to be 1805.


message 5: by Mike Briggs (new)

Mike Briggs Sorry about editing and re-editing my posts with new information. :) I didn't want 12 posts in a row just of me, and instead I ended up editing my post while the thread actually turned active. oops.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I do that all the time.


message 7: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I'm confused! How can there be so few books published in this decade? That I've read?


message 8: by K (new)

K Jones Not sure how the hobbit snuck on here, but it's over a hundred years early


message 9: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl K wrote: "Not sure how the hobbit snuck on here, but it's over a hundred years early"

Removed, along with that user's other vote "The Tale of Peter Rabbit."


message 10: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Yes, 1798 is the correct date for Lyrical Ballads."

I removed it. By Wordsworth.


message 11: by Blue (new)

Blue There is another 1800s list I saw - perhaps it can be merged into this one? https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...


message 12: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl You can contact GR support and ask them to do it, but it's generally not something that happens.


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