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Currently readingTreasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Middlemarch by George Eliot

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I've had similar difficulties trying to understand what is going on with Proust! The wikipedia article is surprisingly helpful for this, you might want to have a scan through it:

The difficulty seems to be that there are various different translations of the titles of each volume (and the overall title of course - my version is 'Remembrance of Things Past' rather than 'In Search of Lost Time')

It looks like your copy only has volumes 4 - 7. The equivalent translations are:

Cities of the Plain = Sodom and Gomorrah
The Captive = The Prisoner
The Sweet Chariot Gone = The Fugitive

Your best bet is probably to try and find Volume I of the edition that you have. Or alternatively the wiki page has a nice list of all the English translation publications. I'd be interested to know which edition you have, or whether you know whether there is a definitive edition? Mine is currently on Kindle and I'm starting to think it might be easy to tackle if I have the actual volumes in my hand!
Hi Ann!
I started the thread for The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. It's here: Can't wait to see your thoughts!
Sounds good! I'll set up a thread for us in a few days.
Ann, at one time you said you were interested in doing a group read of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Are you still interested? We're about to start.

Talk to you later,
The darlings are doing well. As for mischief? If there's a goat, there's mischief. I just returned from Rehoboth, MA, where I picked up a buckling from Rosasharn Farm. Their goats are arguably the best of the major genetic lines for Nigerian dwarf dairy goats. I am excited.

Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts about the goats. Coco has arrived. She is a loud talker.

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Great. Send over your e-mail address (mine is, and I'll send you the pdf. I don't want to post it publicly.

Thanks again,


Not sure if you remember me or not, but you reviewed my novel, Dirty Little
Angels, a while back. I'm writing because I'm almost done with my new novel, In
the Valley of Falling Stars, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in
taking a look at it and giving me your opinion. I can send you a complete
summary, but it's essentially about a mentally-ill man living in post-Katrina
New Orleans who becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with Jesus Christ.
The book is still in process, but the entire book is sketched out, and I
currently have eight chapters that I feel are done. If you're too busy, I
understand. Just thought I'd ask.

Hope you're doing well,

alright awesome, i'll check him out then get back to you. Thanks!
oh ic ic XD. I might have to check out the film and perhaps the book, only I have so many books on my list so probably the movie first.
Have you seen the film yet? If so how do they compare?
Do you have any suggestions on interesting books to check out?
I am definitely going to read Invisible Man. I will probably start on Monday. I want to get a little farther into Gone with the Wind, plus I will be out of town on the weekend. But I am going to read that book for sure in September. :) Hope you have a nice Labor Day Weekend.
I have finally started reading the comments, too, after reading each section. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time, because the group reads -- lit group had read it before I was a member. I think I will put links between the threads so they will be easier to find. Have a great day!
I am also going back to read the comments from the Group Reads -- Literature group about Middlemarch one of these days. I have been wanting to read that book for quite a while. :)
You are really doing great with the group read! I just hit the halfway point. I have enjoyed reading your comments on the book. Are you going to read Invisible Man, too? I am going to read that after finishing Middlemarch. Also, there is a group called Group Reads -- Literature that often reads books off the 1001 list. I am reading Red and Black for that group, although I have fallen behind as I enjoy Middlemarch more. They are just now starting Madame Bovary, which I read recently. So I am just going to lurk on that one. I also just started on Gone With the Wind, which I have not read in a long time. The movie is playing through me head as I read it. Don't know if that is good or bad! :)
I have started Book 2. So just when I was getting interested in the characters of Book 1, they disappear. I haven't had a chance to read your posting on the group read thread, but I will be glad to get other people's perspectives on this book.
I am glad to hear that Middlemarch is good. Also, Crime and Punishment is one I have been wanting to read, too.
Hi, Ann!
Thanks for the friends invitation. I don't live that far from you in Tulsa, OK. Are you reading Middlemarch now? I am hoping to start it soon.
I have had a few bad experiences with "classics" (like Catcher in the Rye & Anna Karenina) so I am glad to have the 1001 book to give me some guidance and context as to why these books are so great. I am reading Oliver Twist and I am pleasently surprised with Charles Dickens. My only exposure had been the Muppets Christmas Carol and I had no idea how sarcastic of a writer he was.

I just got a few more books on the list that aren't at my library - too bad work interfers with my reading time.
I hate when I realize I have already read a book. I read Angela's Ashes quite a few years back so I don't remember too much about it - other than it was moving and depressing at the same time. I need to pick up The Shining from the library. I am in the mood for something different and I am relieved to hear that it isn't full of blood and guts.
I know I have to keep reminding myself that it is okay to read a book that isn't on the 1001 list. The Brothers Karamavoz has been my favorite Russian lit to date, but that doesn't say much : ) I still can't figure out why it needed to be so long.

I see you are reading The Shining - I will be interested to know what you think. I saw the movie, but I haven't read any Stephen King. I am looking forward to it (and crossing one more off the list).
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