For myself, my choices would include:
Odyssey by HomerIliad by HomerTale of Two Cities by DickensThe Moonstone by Wilkie CollinsMiddlemarch by George EliotScaramouche by Rafael SabatiniWay We Live Now by Anthony TrollopeAutobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson
I also want to add the complete Sherlock Holmes I & II and Howard's End.
Essential Dialogues of Plato (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)Christmas Carol, The Chimes & The Cricket on the Hearth (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Since this promotion has brought such joy to all of us Nook owners, may I suggest that B&N do the same type of promotion with their Library of Essential Reading.
Thanks for all of the free classics.
I agree about the library of essential reading. This has been so much fun each Friday to see which books were offered. I'll be sad when it ends.
- The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
- The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume II (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
- Journey to the Center of the Earth (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
- Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Ancient Greek epics that could use the B&N Classics touch:
- Iliad (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
- http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Iliad/Homer/e/9781411432376Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Non-fiction works that significantly shaped our Western world; here again the B&N Classics touch would be valuable:
- Essential Dialogues of Plato (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
- http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Essential-Dialogues-of-Plato/Plato/e/9781411432130Origin of Species (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
- Communist Manifesto and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Well, that's 9. For the other 3, I think maybe at least one more from Dickens. I'm not a fan of Russian writers but other folks are, so maybe one of those.
Whatever we get is great. This has been an outstanding promotion.
I already answered this in another thread so I won't answer again. I wanted to say thank you for all the free classics. I also appreciate asking our input for the last week, and since you are asking for books that haven’t been featured, I'm guessing they will not be repeats, another plus.
So thanks again, from me and every nook owner out there.
First, thank you B&N for this generous promotion. I agree that everyone preceding me made some great suggestions. I think I missed the first week, so pardon me if these were part of it - but I'd love to see:
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs
Art of War - Sun Tzu
Interpretation of Dreams - Freud
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave - F. Douglass
Common Sense and Other Writings - Thomas Paine
Narrative of Sojourner Truth - Sojourner Truth
The Federalist - A. Hamilton
The Souls of Black Folk - W.E.B. DuBois
Essays and Poems - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Walden and Civil Disobedience - Thoreau
Anything off the list that isn't a duplication is good with me.
Another HUGE thanks to B&N for this terrific promotion. I wish it didn't have to end. I don't know what I'm going to obsess about now on Thursday nights!
I'll throw in my vote for Sherlock Holmes, The Iliad, and The Odyssey.
I thought I'd try something different and start with page 9 of the classics and work forward. Here are some that sound good:
Six Plays of Henrik Ibsen
Three Theban Plays
Jude the Obscure
The Souls of Black Folk
Journey to the Center of the Earth (or any other Jules Verne)
Thank you so much for offering all these weeks of free classics!
Crime And Punishment
Complete Sherlock Holmes Vols. 1 & 2
The Art of War
A Tale of Two Cities
The Man in the Iron Mask
Red and Black
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Tao Te Ching
I couldn't limit myself to a dozen:
The Complete Sherlock Holmes – Volume 1 – Arthur Conan Doyle
The Complete Sherlock Holmes – Volume 2 – Arthur Conan Doyle
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
Wings of the Dove – Henry James
Journey to the Center of the Earth – Jules Verne
Man in the Iron Mask – Alexandre Dumas
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
Utopia - Sir Thomas More
Christmas Carol, The Chimes & Cricket on the Hearth – Charles Dickens
Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
Collected Oscar Wilde
Howards End – E. M. Forster
Magnificent Ambersons – Booth Tarkington
Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
I've appreciated all the classics I've downloaded and I would be happy with just about anything, but this is my wish list.
I also posted in another thread but think it bears repeating.
Thanks again B&N for making this a really great Summer. Looking forward to each week's download was a big highlight of my week! I started staying up every Thursday night till the new books were posted! This promotion was the best.
I hope we will get anything Adventure and Mystery related. I don't mind even if we get duplicates. I'm thrilled with what I already have (I haven't missed a week - including the 4th of July freebies) but I know there are a lot of people out there who came late to the promotion and missed out on some really great books. I already had a wishlist of classics and any that are still left on it I will purchase after the promotion is over anyway.
Would love to see/read:
- Robinson Crusoe
- Jungle Book
- Gulliver's Travels
- Sherlock Holmes
- Sleepy Hollow
- Joourney to Center
- 20,000 Leagues
- Marco Polo
- Origin of Species
- Swiss Family Robinson
Would also like to see some African American literature as well:
- Souls of Black Folk
- Great Escapes
- My Bondage/Freedom
Thanks for this awesome promotion!!!!
Would love to see/read:
- Jungle Book *This Week*
- Gulliver's Travels *This Week*
I would suggest grabbing them now, instead of waiting to see if they repeat next week.
More Dickens, please!
Around the world set: From the West: David Copperfield Hard Times Nicholas Nickleby The Collected Oscar Wilde From the East The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings Notes from Underground, The Double and Other Stories The Idiot Ward No. 6 and Other Stories Crime and Punishment From the Far-East Tao Te Ching Siddhartha Art of War It's to bad you haven't yet convert to ebook: Don Quixote Moby Dick Paradise Lost The Aeneid The Brothers Karamazov The Paradiso War and Peace Instead the week we got Poetics and Rhetoric by Aristole. In the future I hope you will have 1 or 2 free every Friday. Or at least a selection of different classics for .99.
A Christmas Carol is number 1 because it's the greatest thing ever written and so many people haven't read it. Providing the eBook free next week would be, as William Makepeace Thackeray wrote of the story when it first came out, "a national benefit."
I'm also curious to read The Moonstone.
Man in the Iron Mask
Notes from the Underground
And have we had Siddhartha yet?
I agree with others that have said Sherlock Holmes. Essential.
I would love to see:
Complete Sherlock Holmes Vols. 1 & 2
Not much of a wish list, but really want these for my library!
Many thanks to B&N for listening to our requests, and closing out the series with such a great selection!
Yes, a huge thanks for the readers' choice picks. Lots of Dickens (including Christmas Carol), the two Homers, and the complete Sherlock Holmes. The rest is gravy.
Actually, when I downloaded Christmas Carol, there was a glitch. On page 56, mid-sentence, it suddenly goes into another story.
"Scrooge and Marley,' I believe," said one of the gentlemen, reThe mirth-wrinkles left the listeners' faces, and they waited with parted lips.
"Now," said the woman, breaking the silence...
Then a few pages later it suddenly reverts to A Christmas Carol, having skipped most of a scene.
I hope I can re-download that after it's fixed, if it will be...
Thanks BN for listening to our requests! I got my longed for Holmes!