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
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