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Postby k-j » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:51 am

For a pre-1924 (i.e. out of copyright in the US) text.
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Re: Suggestions please

Postby David » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:34 pm

Eh ... what?
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Postby k-j » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:56 pm

An old book I can download for free.
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Postby Ros » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:44 pm

Try Gutenberg. Full of old books you can download for free.
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Postby k-j » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:42 pm

I get all my old books from Gutenberg Ros. What I want is a recommendation.

I'll try again: can someone recommend an old book please.
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Postby Magpie Jane » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:37 am

Hi there, k-j - a recommendation for you:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Die Wahlverwandtschaften publ. 1809; English translation Elective Affinities publ. 1854.

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Postby k-j » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:21 am

Thanks Jane

I've been sort of curious about that one for a while. I've heard good things and awful things about it.

I hated Young Werther but have been loving the Faust I've been dipping into in the original.
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Postby Nash » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:38 pm

I think you've read Lovecraft, k-j, if I remember rightly?

Have you read Robert W. Chambers? He was a big influence on HPL. The first four stories in this are excellent and I'm sure you'll recognise some names in there.

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Postby David » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:36 pm

I was going to say Don Quixote, but something told me you'd read it ... so I found this - viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5868&p=40841&hilit=cervantes#p40841

Great list. Turgenev's Bezhin Lea is one of those things I will never get out of my mind.

So ... did you ever get around to The Pickwick Papers? Dicckens does the picaresque, and Positively (so far as I remember) No Pathetic Orphans.
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Postby k-j » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:55 pm

Thanks Nash, that looks great. Will download as soon as I get home from this trip.

David, yes I read Pickwick some years ago. It's good, quite funny in places and of course picaresque and blessedly free of sniveling urchins, but I think I might take a longish break from Dickens now having read Hard Times and Our Mutual Friend in the last year.
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Postby Gbn » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:24 pm

Conrad, heart of darkness..
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Re: Suggestions please

Postby annefmoreno » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:51 am

Many ebook sellers are there just search with the book name you will get a lots of sellers
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