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  •  And from cfk's list (10+ / 0-)

    1.  East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    2.  Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck
    3.  Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck
    9.   The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    10.  Jane Austen’s  Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility
    13.  Shane by Jack Schaefer
    19.  All by Ursula Le Guin - Earthsea series, Left Hand of Darkness, some shorts
    21.  The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
    23.  Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
    29.  Charles Dickens…A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities
    44.   Sir Walter Scott… Ivanhoe, Lady of the Lake  
     See below
    46.  Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
    48.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    52.   The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
    60.   All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
    62.   Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    65.   Little Women and sequels by Louisa May Alcott
    66.   House of Spirits  by Isabel Allende -
    69.   Anne of Green Gables and the Emily series by L. M. Montgomery
    74.   Middlemarch by George Eliot
    83.  The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
    86.   Neverending Story by Michael Ende - Movie only
    89.   Pern series including the Harper series by Anne McCaffrey
    102.   All by Terry Prachett - Nowhere close to all yet, but several

    24 total.  

    I'm currently working on Ivanhoe, but getting a little exasperated with the way the word "Jew" or "Jewess" is shoehorned into every freakin' sentence - it's ok for Isaac and Rebecca to have other characteristics!

    I'm currently at the part where Rowena's abducted by a knight who wants to marry her, and Rebecca by a knight who wants to make her his sex slave (since her can't marry a mere "Jewess").  Both men seem quite baffled that the women aren't won over by this, er, courtship.

    I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

    by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 05:24:53 PM PST

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