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Subject: Choose a theme and name 5 novels related to it.....
Date Posted: 2/11/2010 4:25 PM ET
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I'll start off by listing works related to coal mining:

1. King Coal   by Upton Sinclair

2. Germinal   by Emile Zola

3. How Green Was My Valley   by Richard Llewellyn

4. Marching Men  by Sherwood Anderson

5.  The Road to Wigan Pier   by George Orwell



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Oy! I am going to have to think about this.

FUN.

I'll be back.

Date Posted: 2/13/2010 5:39 PM ET
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Awww...come on you guys. You can do it. I know you can.  Here is another example.

Here are five works related to WW I:

1. One of Ours by Willa Cather

2. A Son at the Front  by Edith Wharton

3. All Quiet on the Western Front  by Erich Maria Remarque

4. A Farewell to Arms  by Ernest Hemingway

5. Goodbye to All of That  by Robert Graves

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Five works related to the American Civil War:

The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara

Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell

A Stillness at Appomattox, by Bruce Catton

The Widow of the South, by Robert Hicks

Andersonville, by MacKinlay Kantor



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Okay, okay. I thought of some

Five  books related to pioneer/frontier life

 

  1. Main-Travelled Road by Hamlin Garland
  2. My Antoinia by Willa Cather
  3. Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rolvaag (TBR)
  4. The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie, Jr. (TBR)
  5. O' Pioneer by W. Cather (TBR)
Date Posted: 2/13/2010 8:08 PM ET
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Awesome...now we're rolling. Here are 5 books related to Academia:

1. Lucky Jim  by Kinglsey Amis

2. Stoner  by John Williams

3.  Pnin  by Vladimir Nabakov

4. Goodbye Mr. Chips  by James Hilton

5. Moo by Jane Smiley

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5 books related to the French Revolution:

 

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette - Carolly Erickson

The Days of the French Revolution - Christopher Hibbert

Date Posted: 2/13/2010 11:37 PM ET
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Five stories, plays, or novels featuring sociallly "trapped" or confused Women

  1. The Awakening by K. Chopin
  2. "The Yellow Wallpaper" by C.P.Gilman
  3. A Room with A View by E.M. Forster
  4. "Room 19" by D. Lessing
  5. "A Doll's House" by H. Ibsen

 

I am sure the list could go on for miles, but these are the first to pop into my head.

 

 

 

 

 

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A minor nit pick, but Les Miserables doesn't have anything to do with the French Revolution.

Five novels about theater (at least to some extent)

  1. Wise Children - Angela Carter
  2. The Trial of Elizabeth Cree - Peter Ackroyd
  3. World of Wonders - Robertson Davies
  4. Nicolas Nickleby - Charles Dickens
  5. Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
Date Posted: 2/14/2010 1:24 PM ET
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To clarify, French Revolution can be categorized in many ways:

 

Hugo's masterpiece covers a large portion of Revolutionary French history. The battle of Waterloo, the revolving-door of governments, and the numerous street barricade rebellions of the city of Paris during the 1830s all serve as a background for the story.

The French Revolution brought about great changes in the society and government of France. The revolution, which lasted from 1789 to 1799, also had far-reaching effects on the rest of Europe. "It introduced democratic ideals to France but did not make the nation a democracy. However, it ended supreme rule by French kings and strengthened the middle class." (Durant, 12) After the revolution began, no European kings, nobles, or other members of the aristocracy could take their powers for granted or ignore the ideals of liberty and equality.

The streets of Paris saw numerous riots when the people felt that King Louis Philippe was unable to end political corruption. Students and radical republicans joined forces with discontented workers to built barricades in the poorest quarters of the city. The men, most of them unemployed, built their barricades with iron grillwork, paving stones, overturned carriages and furniture. They also cut down the trees lining the streets. Between 1827 and 1849 the streets of Paris saw barricades eight times, always in the city's eastern half. Three times these barricades were a prelude to revolution.

Amidst the redemption story, the love story, the bravery and heroism story, the setting for Les Misérables is the Parisian underworld. The novel depicts the living conditions and political problems of France and Paris during the French revolutions of 1830, 1832, and 1848. In doing so, Hugo portrays the life of the revolutionary middle class.

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Point taken, but revolutionary French history isn't the same thing as The French Revolution.  Maybe "A French Revolution"?

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Five books set in Africa:

1.  Prester John   by John Buchan

2.  Out of Africa  by Isak Dinesen

3.  Red Strangers   by Elspeth Huxley

4.  The Sheltering Sky   by Paul Bowles

5.  The Story of an African Farm   by Olive Schreiner

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5 great classic novels about crimes and their aftermath:

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

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5 RELATED TO PRIESTS OR CLERGY:

1.  The Sin of Father Mouret - Emile Zola

2.  Morte D'Urban - J. F. Powers

3.  The Monk - Matthew Lewis

4.  Hadrian the VII - Frederick Baron Corvo (Fr.Rolfe)

5.  Death Comes for the Archbishop - Willa Cather

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Five novels with a WWI connection

1. Mrs. Dalloway

2. All Quiet on the Western Front

3. A Farewell to Arms

4. Three Soldiers

5. The Return of the Soldier

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Books with Knitting

  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (narrator knits)
  2. A Tale of Two Cities by C. Dickens (Madame Defarge)
  3. Great Expectations by C. Dickens (Estella)
  4. Roman Fever and Other Stories by Edith Wharton ( one character knits while conversing)
  5. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Ramsay)
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5 examples of epistolary novels:

1.  Letters from Russia - Astolphe de Custine

2.  Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis -  Ugo Foscolo

3. Clarissa - Samuel Richardson

4. The Screwtape Letters -  C. S. Lewis

5.  The Black Robe - Wilkie Collins



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The real good books with some sort of vampires in them

1, Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice ( and all other of her books)

2. Salem's Lot by Stephen King (intresting =])

3. Dracula by Bram Stoker ( The amaizng classic)

4, The Becoming (Anna Strong Chronicles, Bk 1) ( really good series)

Date Posted: 2/17/2010 12:26 PM ET
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Time Travel:

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain

The Lost World - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Time Machine - H.G. Wells

Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

Planet of the Apes - Pierre Boulle

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Is there a doctor in the house? How 'bout in these books, then?

  1. Dr. Zhivago in Dr. Zhivago
  2. Dr. Fane in The Painted Veil
  3. Dr. Frankenstein in Frankenstein
  4. Dr. Watson in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  5. Dr. Moreau in The Island of Doctor Moreau
  6. Dr. Jekyl in Doctor Jekyl and Mr. Hyde
  7. Dr. Wellington Yueh in Dune

 

I am sure you can name more. Be my guest.



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Pieces o' eight and other assorted bilge.

  1. Treasure Island by R.L. Stevenson
  2. The Princess Bride by W. Goldman
  3. The Phantom Ship by Frederick Merryat
  4. Cup of Gold by J. Steinbeck
  5. Cutlass Empire by F. Van Wyck Mason
Subject: Books with "Capitalization"
Date Posted: 2/17/2010 7:47 PM ET
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'It was capital!"

"I say, what a capital fellow he is."

"We had a capital time"

 

 

Books that use the term capital meaning first rate:

  1. Little Women by  L.M Alcott
  2. Pride and Prejudice by J. Austen
  3. Persuasion by J. Austen
  4. A Christmas Carol by C.Dickens
  5. The Mill on the Floss by G Eliot
Subject: The Sadness and the Drink: Books by Irish Authors
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  1. Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce
  2.  Dracula by Bram Stoker
  3. A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  4. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (Kiss me arse if you don't agree that this Pulitzer isn't a classic)
  5. "My First Confession" by Frank O'Connor

 

Okay so #5 is a short story. But it's a good one!



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Subject: Beach Reads or Books about being stuck on an island
Date Posted: 2/18/2010 9:06 AM ET
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1. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

2. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

3. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

4. Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells

5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding



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Nice set, Michael.

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