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For Ilana: British Classics

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Ilana, I have a suggestion for the British Classics board. Perhaps we could we read literary works recently adapted to film: it would be interesting to compare the films to the originals. Were any novels by Elizabeth Gaskell discussed at BNU? If not, we could discuss North and South.

Penguin Classics edition:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?EAN=9780140434248

Norton Critical Edition:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?EAN=9780393979084

BBC adaptation:
http://video.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?EAN=794051245328

Ilana's original message:
http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board/message?board.id=Frankenstein&message.id=307



IlanaSimons wrote:
I will launch the British Classics section soon,...

Message Edited by pmath on 11-28-200601:35 PM

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Re: For Ilana: British Classics

This is a great suggestion--we're going to really consider it
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Re: For Ilana: British Classics & Links

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Excellent idea pmath - especially North & South, which has always resonated with me because I am a tough Northern gal who moved to the genteel South of England, so I know the difference between the two cultures:smileyhappy: Do B&N also sell DVDs or VHS because this could help boost their sales with American readers?

BTW How did you get those links to work??? It is so much easier than having to copy and paste.




pmath wrote:
Ilana, I have a suggestion for the British Classics board. Perhaps we could we read literary works recently adapted to film: it would be interesting to compare the films to the originals. Were any novels by Elizabeth Gaskell discussed at BNU? If not, we could discuss North and South.

Penguin Classics edition:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?EAN=9780140434248

Norton Critical Edition:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?EAN=9780393979084

BBC adaptation:
http://video.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?EAN=794051245328

Ilana's original message:
http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board/message?board.id=Frankenstein&message.id=307



IlanaSimons wrote:
I will launch the British Classics section soon,...

Message Edited by pmath on 11-28-200601:35 PM



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Elizabeth Gaskell's NORTH AND SOUTH

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Choisya, it's one of my favorites, too: it reminds me of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (another novel recently adapted to film). I assume you identify with John Thornton? I like him better than Margaret Hale!

Yes, bn.com does sell DVDs: I linked the N&S set. I used HTML code to create the links, using the URL as the title:

<a href="insert URL here" target="_blank">insert title here</a>


Choisya wrote:
Excellent idea pmath - especially North & South, which has always resonated with me because I am a tough Northern gal who moved to the genteel South of England, so I know the difference between the two cultures:smileyhappy: Do B&N also sell DVDs or VHS because this could help boost their sales with American readers?

BTW How did you get those links to work??? It is so much easier than having to copy and paste.

pmath wrote:
Ilana, I have a suggestion for the British Classics board. Perhaps we could we read literary works recently adapted to film: it would be interesting to compare the films to the originals. Were any novels by Elizabeth Gaskell discussed at BNU? If not, we could discuss North and South.

Message Edited by pmath on 11-28-200610:26 PM

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Re: Elizabeth Gaskell's NORTH AND SOUTH

That's as difficult to type as cutting and pasting pmath - I won't bother:smileyhappy: Formerly we just typed the full URL and the HTML was added automatically. Goodness knows why they haven't enabled it here.




pmath wrote:
Choisya, it's one of my favorites, too: it reminds me of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (another novel recently adapted to film). I assume you identify with John Thornton? I like him better than Margaret Hale!

Yes, bn.com does sell DVDs: I linked the N&S set. I used HTML code to create the links, using the URL as the title:

<a href="insert URL here" target="_blank">insert title here</a>


Choisya wrote:
Excellent idea pmath - especially North & South, which has always resonated with me because I am a tough Northern gal who moved to the genteel South of England, so I know the difference between the two cultures:smileyhappy: Do B&N also sell DVDs or VHS because this could help boost their sales with American readers?

BTW How did you get those links to work??? It is so much easier than having to copy and paste.

pmath wrote:
Ilana, I have a suggestion for the British Classics board. Perhaps we could we read literary works recently adapted to film: it would be interesting to compare the films to the originals. Were any novels by Elizabeth Gaskell discussed at BNU? If not, we could discuss North and South.

Message Edited by pmath on 11-28-200610:26 PM




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Re: Elizabeth Gaskell's NORTH AND SOUTH

Oh no - Margaret is my heroine. I think she is the best of the Gaskell heroines and she is very well drawn as a feisty Northern lass - just like me:smileyhappy::smileyhappy:



pmath wrote:
Choisya, it's one of my favorites, too: it reminds me of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (another novel recently adapted to film). I assume you identify with John Thornton? I like him better than Margaret Hale!

Yes, bn.com does sell DVDs: I linked the N&S set. I used HTML code to create the links, using the URL as the title:

<a href="insert URL here" target="_blank">insert title here</a>


Choisya wrote:
Excellent idea pmath - especially North & South, which has always resonated with me because I am a tough Northern gal who moved to the genteel South of England, so I know the difference between the two cultures:smileyhappy: Do B&N also sell DVDs or VHS because this could help boost their sales with American readers?

BTW How did you get those links to work??? It is so much easier than having to copy and paste.

pmath wrote:
Ilana, I have a suggestion for the British Classics board. Perhaps we could we read literary works recently adapted to film: it would be interesting to compare the films to the originals. Were any novels by Elizabeth Gaskell discussed at BNU? If not, we could discuss North and South.

Message Edited by pmath on 11-28-200610:26 PM




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Elizabeth Gaskell's Novels

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Yes, I like N&S better than Wives and Daughters, which is very popular in the US, probably because the adaptation was aired on PBS.

B&N Classics edition of W&D:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?EAN=9781593082574

BBC adaptation of W&D:
http://video.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?EAN=794051155122

I never type anything if I can avoid it, to avoid errors. I keep that line of code in a text file, and copy and paste it into my messages. I then copy and paste URLs, titles, etc.


Choisya wrote:
Oh no - Margaret is my heroine. I think she is the best of the Gaskell heroines and she is very well drawn as a feisty Northern lass - just like me:smileyhappy::smileyhappy:

Choisya wrote:
That's as difficult to type as cutting and pasting pmath - I won't bother:smileyhappy: Formerly we just typed the full URL and the HTML was added automatically. Goodness knows why they haven't enabled it here.

pmath wrote:
Choisya, it's one of my favorites, too: it reminds me of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (another novel recently adapted to film). I assume you identify with John Thornton? I like him better than Margaret Hale!

Yes, bn.com does sell DVDs: I linked the N&S set. I used HTML code to create the links, using the URL as the title:

<a href="insert URL here" target="_blank">insert title here</a>


Choisya wrote:
Excellent idea pmath - especially North & South, which has always resonated with me because I am a tough Northern gal who moved to the genteel South of England, so I know the difference between the two cultures:smileyhappy: Do B&N also sell DVDs or VHS because this could help boost their sales with American readers?

BTW How did you get those links to work??? It is so much easier than having to copy and paste.

pmath wrote:
Ilana, I have a suggestion for the British Classics board. Perhaps we could we read literary works recently adapted to film: it would be interesting to compare the films to the originals. Were any novels by Elizabeth Gaskell discussed at BNU? If not, we could discuss North and South.



Message Edited by pmath on 11-29-200609:41 AM

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Re: Elizabeth Gaskell's Novels

If PBS has aired Wives & Daughters you will probably be getting the recent BBC adaptation of N&S:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/northandsouth/

Re the HTML codes: What did you mean by the URL and the 'title'? For instance in the link above what HTML codes would you use at the beginning and the end?




pmath wrote:
Yes, I like N&S better than Wives and Daughters, which is very popular in the US, probably because the adaptation was aired on PBS.

B&N Classics edition of W&D:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?EAN=9781593082574

BBC adaptation of W&D:
http://video.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?EAN=794051155122

I never type anything if I can avoid it, to avoid errors. I keep that line of code in a text file, and cut and paste it into my messages. I then cut and paste URLs, titles, etc.


Choisya wrote:
Oh no - Margaret is my heroine. I think she is the best of the Gaskell heroines and she is very well drawn as a feisty Northern lass - just like me:smileyhappy::smileyhappy:

Choisya wrote:
That's as difficult to type as cutting and pasting pmath - I won't bother:smileyhappy: Formerly we just typed the full URL and the HTML was added automatically. Goodness knows why they haven't enabled it here.

pmath wrote:
Choisya, it's one of my favorites, too: it reminds me of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (another novel recently adapted to film). I assume you identify with John Thornton? I like him better than Margaret Hale!

Yes, bn.com does sell DVDs: I linked the N&S set. I used HTML code to create the links, using the URL as the title:

<a href="insert URL here" target="_blank">insert title here</a>


Choisya wrote:
Excellent idea pmath - especially North & South, which has always resonated with me because I am a tough Northern gal who moved to the genteel South of England, so I know the difference between the two cultures:smileyhappy: Do B&N also sell DVDs or VHS because this could help boost their sales with American readers?

BTW How did you get those links to work??? It is so much easier than having to copy and paste.

pmath wrote:
Ilana, I have a suggestion for the British Classics board. Perhaps we could we read literary works recently adapted to film: it would be interesting to compare the films to the originals. Were any novels by Elizabeth Gaskell discussed at BNU? If not, we could discuss North and South.






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BBC Adaptations of Elizabeth Gaskell's Novels

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Yes, but the adaptation of N&S has so far only been aired on BBC America, which not everyone has access to!

The URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the address of the webpage, and the title is the text you want your readers to click on to get to the webpage. You can simply copy and paste the URL into the line of code I posted twice.


Choisya wrote:
If PBS has aired Wives & Daughters you will probably be getting the recent BBC adaptation of N&S:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/northandsouth/

Re the HTML codes: What did you mean by the URL and the 'title'? For instance in the link above what HTML codes would you use at the beginning and the end?

pmath wrote:
Yes, I like N&S better than Wives and Daughters, which is very popular in the US, probably because the adaptation was aired on PBS.

B&N Classics edition of W&D:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?EAN=9781593082574

BBC adaptation of W&D:
http://video.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?EAN=794051155122

I never type anything if I can avoid it, to avoid errors. I keep that line of code in a text file, and copy and paste it into my messages. I then copy and paste URLs, titles, etc.


Choisya wrote:
Oh no - Margaret is my heroine. I think she is the best of the Gaskell heroines and she is very well drawn as a feisty Northern lass - just like me:smileyhappy::smileyhappy:

Choisya wrote:
That's as difficult to type as cutting and pasting pmath - I won't bother:smileyhappy: Formerly we just typed the full URL and the HTML was added automatically. Goodness knows why they haven't enabled it here.

pmath wrote:
Choisya, it's one of my favorites, too: it reminds me of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (another novel recently adapted to film). I assume you identify with John Thornton? I like him better than Margaret Hale!

Yes, bn.com does sell DVDs: I linked the N&S set. I used HTML code to create the links, using the URL as the title:

<a href="insert URL here" target="_blank">insert title here</a>


Choisya wrote:
Excellent idea pmath - especially North & South, which has always resonated with me because I am a tough Northern gal who moved to the genteel South of England, so I know the difference between the two cultures:smileyhappy: Do B&N also sell DVDs or VHS because this could help boost their sales with American readers?

BTW How did you get those links to work??? It is so much easier than having to copy and paste.

pmath wrote:
Ilana, I have a suggestion for the British Classics board. Perhaps we could we read literary works recently adapted to film: it would be interesting to compare the films to the originals. Were any novels by Elizabeth Gaskell discussed at BNU? If not, we could discuss North and South.





Message Edited by pmath on 11-29-200610:27 AM

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