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message 1: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
October 2014 Nominations - Old School Classics group read


1.) Books that have already been featured as group reads, and currently on our bookshelf are not eligible to be nominated.
Bookshelf link -

https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...


2.) Only books that were published before 1900 are eligible to be nominated in this section.

3.) Only one nomination, and one second, per member! Please, seconds welcomed! Seconding a nomination is a fun way to participate in the nomination process, if you don't have a favorite that you'd like to nominate at this time. Plus, it's fun to see an early indication of interest. :)

4.) Nominations will remain open until midnight of the 14th; book polls will be open from the 16th of the month thru midnight of the last day of the month.

September Read Nominations:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

September Read Poll Results:
https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


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message 3: by Renato (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) I nominate Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol.


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message 6: by Lucas (new)

Lucas Rodrigues | 4 comments I'd like to nominate Middlemarch by George Eliot...


message 8: by Maarit (new)

Maarit | 285 comments I nominate again The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas fils :).

And I also second Dead Souls.


message 9: by Kelly B (new)

Kelly B (kellybey) | 266 comments I nominate Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fenu.


message 10: by Glenna (last edited Aug 02, 2014 12:42PM) (new)


message 11: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Miles (nicolemillo) I nominate The Temptation of St. Antony by Gustave Flaubert.


message 13: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I nominate Hamlet by William Shakespeare


message 14: by Alissa (new)

Alissa Patrick (apatrick12211) I second The Lady of the Camellias


message 15: by Miranda (last edited Aug 02, 2014 05:43PM) (new)

Miranda Atkinson | 6 comments I second Hamlet by William Shakespeare


message 16: by Jorge (new)

Jorge (jldsds) | 10 comments Emma wrote: "Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (1862)."

I also vote for Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev.


message 18: by Alex (new)

Alex | 12 comments I second Villette by Charlotte Bronte.


message 19: by Yvonne (new)

Yvonne O'connor I second Tristram Shandy.


message 20: by Teresa (new)

Teresa I nominate Frankenstein – would be a bit of a spooky read for the fall


message 21: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Teresa wrote: "I nominate Frankenstein – would be a bit of a spooky read for the fall"

Teresa I'm sorry but Frankenstein is already on our bookshelf, making it ineligible for this nomination. The good news is that it has already been nominated for our October reread. I agree it makes for a good October choice.

Feel free to nominate another choice.


message 22: by Claudia (new)

Claudia I nominate The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells


message 23: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Miles (nicolemillo) I second The Invisible Man.


message 24: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Renato is our new Old School Moderator. He will take over on the 16th with the start of our October Polls.


message 25: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Bob wrote: "Renato is our new Old School Moderator. He will take over on the 16th with the start of our October Polls."

Good choice. He has great comments about some of the older classics.


message 26: by Renato (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) Thanks, Janet!

Now let's all vote on Dead Souls, please! LOL just kidding ;)


message 27: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments I third the Lady of the Carmelias!


message 28: by Renato (last edited Aug 06, 2014 01:38PM) (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) Kirsten wrote: "I nominate Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville"

Kirsten, I'm sorry, but Billy Budd, Sailor was first published in 1924 and is not eligible for Old School Classics. You can nominate it in the New School Classics topic instead.

If you have any other book published before 1900, feel free to nominate it here!!


message 29: by Hilary (new)

Hilary (agapoyesoun) | 194 comments I 'third' Villette by Charlotte Brontë


message 30: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Oh, dear, I guess I just assumed that Herman Melville was a 19th Century author.

How about The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott??


message 31: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Kirsten wrote: "Oh, dear, I guess I just assumed that Herman Melville was a 19th Century author.

I was curious as to how a man who died in 1891 was published in 1924. Turns out Billy Bud was an unfinished manuscript discovered by his first biographer, Robert M. Weaver, in 1919.


message 32: by Renato (last edited Aug 08, 2014 07:53PM) (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) Kirsten wrote: "Oh, dear, I guess I just assumed that Herman Melville was a 19th Century author.

How about The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott??"


That one is valid! Thanks for the nomination!


message 33: by Nathan (new)

Nathan | 421 comments I nominate Beowulf: A New Verse Translation. I've been meaning to read Seamus Heaney's translation for a long time and would love to have a place to discuss it.


message 34: by Eduardo (new)

Eduardo Gutiérrez | 4 comments I nominate Juan de la Rosa.

It is a bolivian classic historical novel written in 1885. Said to be the best hispanic novel of the XIX century.


on goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

download in spanish:

http://biblioteca.upsa.edu.bo/textos/...

download in english:

http://en.bookfi.org/book/1297580


message 35: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Although it might be hard to obtain, I will second Eduardo's choice, we have read so little South American classics that I think it would be a nice change of pace.


Juan de La Rosa: Memoirs of the Last Soldier of the Independence Movement
First published in 1885


message 36: by Renato (last edited Aug 14, 2014 03:35PM) (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) Here are our nominations for our Old School Classics October read:

Book nominations so far:

1) Alissa: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
2) Renato: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol (1 second)
3) Julie: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (1 second)
4) Polyana: Bleak House by Charles Dickens
5) Lucas: Middlemarch by George Eliot
6) Emma: Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (1 second)
7) Maarit: La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils (2 seconds)
8) Kelly: Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
9) Glenna: Villette by Charlotte Brontë (2 second)
10) Nicole: The Temptation of St. Antony by Gustave Flaubert (1 second)
11) Rachel: Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1 second)
12) Miranda: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
13) Claudia: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (1 second)
14) Kirsten: The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott
15) Nathan: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Unknown
16) Eduardo: Juan de La Rosa: Memoirs of the Last Soldier of the Independence Movement by Nataniel Aguirre (1 second)

Seconds:

1) Maarit: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
2) Matt: The Temptation of St. Antony by Gustave Flaubert
3) Alissa: La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils
4) Miranda: Hamlet by William Shakespeare
5) Jorge: Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
6) Alex: Villette by Charlotte Brontë
7) Yvonne: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
8) Nicole: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
9) Phil: La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils
10) Hilary: Villette by Charlotte Brontë
11) Kathy: Juan de La Rosa: Memoirs of the Last Soldier of the Independence Movement by Nataniel Aguirre


message 37: by Renato (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) Our October 2014 Old School Classic Group Read poll will open on the 16th!


message 38: by Renato (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) The winner for our October 2014 Old School Classic Read is: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, published in 1897.

Link to Poll:
https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


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