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Dickens or Trollope?

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Is anyone interested in discussing another British Classic on this board? Or perhaps there are already enough discussions going on elsewhere?

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Anthony Trollope's HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT

Choisya, it would be great to discuss another novel by Anthony Trollope: I really enjoyed our discussion of The Way We Live Now at BNU! What about He Knew He Was Right? An adaptation was aired on PBS a few years ago.


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Is anyone interested in discussing another British Classic on this board? I was thinking of initiating a discussion on either Dicken's Martin Chuzzlewit or Trollope's The Eustace Diamonds, both of which have an American interest.
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Re: Anthony Trollope's HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT

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I am not the best person to discuss marital relations pmath, which is what He Knew He was Right is about. Perhaps someone else would like to have a go at that one?





pmath wrote:
Choisya, it would be great to discuss another novel by Anthony Trollope: I really enjoyed our discussion of The Way We Live Now at BNU! What about He Knew He Was Right? An adaptation was aired on PBS a few years ago.


Choisya wrote:
Is anyone interested in discussing another British Classic on this board?

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Re: Anthony Trollope's HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT

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I'm currently reading The Way We Live Now. I recently finished The Warden and Barchester Towers and plan to read the other Barsetshire novels next.



pmath wrote:
Choisya, it would be great to discuss another novel by Anthony Trollope: I really enjoyed our discussion of The Way We Live Now at BNU! What about He Knew He Was Right? An adaptation was aired on PBS a few years ago.


Choisya wrote:
Is anyone interested in discussing another British Classic on this board? I was thinking of initiating a discussion on either Dicken's Martin Chuzzlewit or Trollope's The Eustace Diamonds, both of which have an American interest.


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Re: Anthony Trollope's HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT

I am currently reading Sherlock Holmes(The Return of Sherlock Holmes, so I can really discuss any of the Holmes books), The Four Feathers, The Count of Monte Cristo, Republic, Edgar Allan Poe, War of the Worlds, The Prince, Anton Chekhov's short stories, and others. I think that we should discuss some of H.G. Wells's fiction, I have already read The Time Machine and The Invisible Man. I am going to begin War and Peace and Conrad's Lord Jim after I am done with some of the books I am reading right now. I am open to discuss any British or European classics right now. I am going to be buying Don Quixote, The Brothers Karamazov, Utopia, and probably some others next time I am at a B&N. I want to read some of the B&N Classics like Father and Sons, Confessions, The House of Seven Gables, The Aeneid, Crime and Punishment, and alot of the others. So like I said before I am open to any disscussions.
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Re: Dickens or Trollope?

You guys know me - I have so many things to read right now, for class and for fun, that I think the books are taking over (you know the scene in the Muppet Show where the furniture comes to life and chases the Muppets? - sort of like that) :smileysurprised:. I won't venture an opinion, but whatever you guys decide I'll pop in and out as I can.
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More on Anthony Trollope's HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT

I think you would be a good leader of any discussion on British literature! Do you not like this particular novel?


Choisya wrote:
I am not the best person to discuss marital relations pmath, which is what He Knew He was Right is about.

pmath wrote:
What about He Knew He Was Right?

Choisya wrote:
Is anyone interested in discussing another British Classic on this board?
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Re: More on Anthony Trollope's HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT

No, I don't particularly like it and find the subject difficult:smileysad:. I don't think I could do any novel, my likes and dislikes are too strong.



pmath wrote:
I think you would be a good leader of any discussion on British literature! Do you not like this particular novel?


Choisya wrote:
I am not the best person to discuss marital relations pmath, which is what He Knew He was Right is about.

pmath wrote:
What about He Knew He Was Right?

Choisya wrote:
Is anyone interested in discussing another British Classic on this board?



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For Choisya: Discussion of Two VINDICATIONs

Ah, I see: I find I dislike less as the years pass! How about Mary Wollstonecraft's
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Lyndall Gordon's Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft, so that we don't have to wait until December to discuss them on the Literature by Women board?

Choisya wrote:
No, I don't particularly like it and find the subject difficult:smileysad:. I don't think I could do any novel, my likes and dislikes are too strong.

pmath wrote:
I think you would be a good leader of any discussion on British literature! Do you not like this particular novel?

Choisya wrote:
I am not the best person to discuss marital relations pmath, which is what He Knew He was Right is about.

pmath wrote:
What about He Knew He Was Right?

Choisya wrote:
Is anyone interested in discussing another British Classic on this board?
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Re: For pmath: Discussion of Two VINDICATIONs

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I was leaving those to you:smileyhappy: Perhaps this isn't a good time to resurrect another British Classic. Maybe the Autumn will be better, when folks are getting out and about less and I have less gardening to do.

Perhaps Laurel would like to do He Knew He Was Right alongside PL?



pmath wrote:
Ah, I see: I find I dislike less as the years pass! How about Mary Wollstonecraft's
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Lyndall Gordon's Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft, so that we don't have to wait until December to discuss them on the Literature by Women board?

Choisya wrote:
No, I don't particularly like it and find the subject difficult:smileysad:. I don't think I could do any novel, my likes and dislikes are too strong.

pmath wrote:
I think you would be a good leader of any discussion on British literature! Do you not like this particular novel?

Choisya wrote:
I am not the best person to discuss marital relations pmath, which is what He Knew He was Right is about.

pmath wrote:
What about He Knew He Was Right?

Choisya wrote:
Is anyone interested in discussing another British Classic on this board?


Message Edited by Choisya on 05-02-200702:07 PM

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More on a Discussion of Two VINDICATIONs

Now is certainly a better time to discuss AVotRoW than December! We could read it as slowly as you want to, and we know there's interest, from our discussion on the LbW board. You would be the more appropriate leader, since you're more familiar with it.


Choisya wrote:
I was leaving those to you:smileyhappy: Perhaps this isn't a good time to resurrect another British Classic. Maybe the Autumn will be better, when folks are getting out and about less and I have less gardening to do.

pmath wrote:
How about Mary Wollstonecraft's
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Lyndall Gordon's Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft, so that we don't have to wait until December to discuss them on the Literature by Women board?
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Re: Dickens or Trollope?



Choisya wrote:
Is anyone interested in discussing another British Classic on this board? I was thinking of initiating a discussion on either Dicken's Martin Chuzzlewit or Trollope's The Eustace Diamonds, both of which have an American interest.

I am new to this group, but I would be interested in Martin Chuzzlewit. I enjoy Dickens' and I have not yet had the pleasure of reading this one.
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Re: More on a Discussion of Two VINDICATIONs

Mmmmmm....what do other folks think?




pmath wrote:
Now is certainly a better time to discuss AVotRoW than December! We could read it as slowly as you want to, and we know there's interest, from our discussion on the LbW board. You would be the more appropriate leader, since you're more familiar with it.


Choisya wrote:
I was leaving those to you:smileyhappy: Perhaps this isn't a good time to resurrect another British Classic. Maybe the Autumn will be better, when folks are getting out and about less and I have less gardening to do.

pmath wrote:
How about Mary Wollstonecraft's
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Lyndall Gordon's Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft, so that we don't have to wait until December to discuss them on the Literature by Women board?



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Re: Dickens or Trollope?

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I am new to this group, but I would be interested in Martin Chuzzlewit. I enjoy Dickens' and I have not yet had the pleasure of reading this one.


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Re: More on a Discussion of Two VINDICATIONs

Choisya, would you like to ask this question on the Literature by Women board, too?


Choisya wrote:
Mmmmmm....what do other folks think?

pmath wrote:
Now is certainly a better time to discuss AVotRoW than December! We could read it as slowly as you want to, and we know there's interest, from our discussion on the LbW board. You would be the more appropriate leader, since you're more familiar with it.

Choisya wrote:
I was leaving those to you:smileyhappy: Perhaps this isn't a good time to resurrect another British Classic. Maybe the Autumn will be better, when folks are getting out and about less and I have less gardening to do.

pmath wrote:
How about Mary Wollstonecraft's
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Lyndall Gordon's Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft, so that we don't have to wait until December to discuss them on the Literature by Women board?
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Re: More on a Discussion of Two VINDICATIONs

I've been thinking about the Vindications and I don't think I have the time at this time of year to devote to them. Perhaps when I come back from my holiday in Italy in September.




pmath wrote:
Choisya, would you like to ask this question on the Literature by Women board, too?


Choisya wrote:
Mmmmmm....what do other folks think?

pmath wrote:
Now is certainly a better time to discuss AVotRoW than December! We could read it as slowly as you want to, and we know there's interest, from our discussion on the LbW board. You would be the more appropriate leader, since you're more familiar with it.

Choisya wrote:
I was leaving those to you:smileyhappy: Perhaps this isn't a good time to resurrect another British Classic. Maybe the Autumn will be better, when folks are getting out and about less and I have less gardening to do.

pmath wrote:
How about Mary Wollstonecraft's
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Lyndall Gordon's Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft, so that we don't have to wait until December to discuss them on the Literature by Women board?



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Re: Dickens or Trollope?

Either one is good for me although I have a preference for Dickens.
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Re: Dickens or Trollope?



PaulK wrote:
Either one is good for me although I have a preference for Dickens.




Agreed. Hi all, I am new to this board, but would love to join a Dickens discussion.
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Re: Dickens or Trollope?

Hi y'all I'm a newbie here, so here's my 2 cents.

Dickens and Trollope are two of my favorite novelists. I've read maybe 10 or 11 books by each of them.

Martin Chuzzlewit isn't one of Dickens's best. The American episode really interrupts the flow of the novel (not to mention that it's very annoying for an American to read.)

The Eustace Diamonds on the other hand I think is very good, although not perhaps Trollope's best. It really only marginally belongs to the Palliser series. The main interest is in exploring the character of Lizzie Eustace, who's a bit like Becky Sharp. One of Trollope's most interesting characters.

I'm not sure I'd be interested in rereading either of these books, but if you start one I'll probably chime in from time to time.
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Re: Dickens or Trollope or Neither?

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Thanks Slobone and Welcome! I agree that MC isn't one of Dicken's best but I was looking for something more unusual which folks might not have read or even heard of. I thought the American episode would amuse not annoy and it is historically interesting in the light of Dickens' first tour of America (but then I am a Brit:smileyvery-happy:). I agree with you about The Eustace Diamonds being the better of the two novels. Again, I was not looking for the best but for a more unusual Trollope novel which folks may not have read. Quite a few Dickens and Trollope (Palliser & Barchester) novels have already been read by old B&N readers here, on the former BNU website.

However, I have decided not to lead a discussion on either of them at this time. Of course, anyone else wishing to lead a discussion here on any British Classic is welcome to do so.





slobone wrote:
Hi y'all I'm a newbie here, so here's my 2 cents.

Dickens and Trollope are two of my favorite novelists. I've read maybe 10 or 11 books by each of them.

Martin Chuzzlewit isn't one of Dickens's best. The American episode really interrupts the flow of the novel (not to mention that it's very annoying for an American to read.)

The Eustace Diamonds on the other hand I think is very good, although not perhaps Trollope's best. It really only marginally belongs to the Palliser series. The main interest is in exploring the character of Lizzie Eustace, who's a bit like Becky Sharp. One of Trollope's most interesting characters.

I'm not sure I'd be interested in rereading either of these books, but if you start one I'll probably chime in from time to time.

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