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    Mildred in "Of Human Bondage" by WS...

    Mildred in "Of Human Bondage" by WS Maugham.Especially as played by Bette Davis in the film.
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    @sympthygrl What is the reason for this thread?...

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    What is the reason for this thread? There's no reference,no link no explanation, no author. And IMHO no literary value or interest.
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    I haven't read much of Edith Wharton but The Age...

    I haven't read much of Edith Wharton but The Age of Innocence" is said to be good onNew York. Would make a good. contrast with Fitzgerald I imagine.
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    There's no introduction for this text. Why is it...

    There's no introduction for this text. Why is it here?
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    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair deals with...

    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair deals with immigrants from e.Europe to Chicago on the 19th Century.aClassic if ever there was one.
  6. My first thought is Rousseau.I think he is...

    My first thought is Rousseau.I think he is regarded as a Romantic
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    Colin McInnes wrote 3 novels collectively known...

    Colin McInnes wrote 3 novels collectively known as The London Trilogy. Absolute Beginners ...emphasis on the emerging youth movement,City of Spades, about black immigrants into London and Mr Love and...
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    I like "An Inspector Calls" by JB Priestly...

    I like "An Inspector Calls" by JB Priestly and"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
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    Not for me.
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    Tarzan of the Apes by Burroughs The Black Cat by...

    Tarzan of the Apes by Burroughs
    The Black Cat by Poe
    White Fang by Jack London
    The Call of the Wild by Jack London
    Animal Farm by Orwell
    Travels with a Donkey by RL Stevenson
    The Jungle Book by...
  11. I recommend "Suite Francaise" by Irene Nemirovsky...

    I recommend "Suite Francaise" by Irene Nemirovsky a French writer of Jewish Ukrainian origins.her book was intended to be written as 5 parts but she only wrote the first 2 and left notes for the...
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    I read "The Devil Rides Out" when I was about 14...

    I read "The Devil Rides Out" when I was about 14 and though I have forgotten the plot I still remember the overwhelming fear I felt when they were in the pentagram.So whatever literary qualities it...
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    To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.I had to...

    To the Lighthouse by Virginia
    Woolf.I had to prepare a seminar paper on it when I was at University and at first I couldn't understand a word. Now it's the book I would take with me if the house...
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    John Updike's "Couples" could go on my list?A bit...

    John Updike's "Couples" could go on my list?A bit like Port oy without the laughs. Also "a Confederacy of Dunces"
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    Describing a work as overrated says more about...

    Describing a work as overrated says more about the speaker than the work.
  16. Between 1973-74 I was an Exchange Associate...

    Between 1973-74 I was an Exchange Associate Professor of Education in The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. It was my first visit to the USA

    and I thought Tennessee was a beautiful...
  17. I fell in love with Ingrid Bergman through " For...

    I fell in love with Ingrid Bergman through " For Whom the Bell Tolls."
  18. Thread: Doris Lessing

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    I enjoyed " The Four-Gated City" the most. She is...

    I enjoyed " The Four-Gated City" the most. She is deserving of The Nobel Prize in my opinion. Although I do not like her Science Fiction.
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    Couldn't finish...or hardly start "Midnight's...

    Couldn't finish...or hardly start "Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie. No intention to try again either.
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    This isn't particularly relevant to the OP's...

    This isn't particularly relevant to the OP's original post,but I wanted to recommend one of Hardy's minor works. I have never seen it mentioned on these pages and it is so sweet and cheerful I don't...
  21. The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. Jack and the...

    The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. Jack and the Beanstalk There's a song which starts "I know that I will never see a poem lovelier than a tree.
  22. Thread: D H Lawrence

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    Surprised you didn't mention"sons and Lovers"...

    Surprised you didn't mention"sons and Lovers" That gives plenty of information about Lawrence's eventual character.
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    "The Odour of Chrysanthemums" is a great story by...

    "The Odour of Chrysanthemums" is a great story by DH Lawrence. I am not a Lawrence fan in general but this story is special.
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    I don't think she was a great writer but she was...

    I don't think she was a great writer but she was a great storyteller. So many children have come to an enjoyment of reading through her.For that she deserves praise.
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    w.Somerset Maugham wrote several collections of...

    w.Somerset Maugham wrote several collections of short stories. I think "Rain" is my favourite story. It made a good film too.
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