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Group Reads - Literature

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This is a "support group" of sorts for those of us reading some of the major works of literature. Come here to share your thoughts, struggles and triumphs about the current book.

Quote of the month:
Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.

— Joseph Conrad

Current book:

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

List of books we've read so far:

Buddenbrooks -- Thomas Mann
Wives and Daughters -- Elizabeth Gaskell
Madame Bovary -- Flaubert
Dr. Zhivago -- by Boris Pasternak
2666 - by Robert Bolano
Life and Fate-- by Vassily Grossman
Vanity Fair-- by William Thackery
The Master and Margarita-- by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Woman in White-- by Wilkie Collins
The Forsyte Saga-- by John Galsworthy
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
The Age of Innocence-- by Edith Wharton
The Leopard-- by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Pere Goriot-- by Honore de Balzac
The Trial-- by Franz Kafka
A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man-- by James Joyce
Kristin Lavransdatter-- by Sigrid Undset
Bleak House-- by Charles Dickens
Midnight's Children-- by Salman Rushdie
Middlemarch-- by George Eliot
War and Peace-- by Leo Tolstoy

Total members: 333 members

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The Forsyte Saga: An Introduction Part II 6Kristelh, November 2014ignore
Testament of Youth - Part 3 and Final Remarks 4Diane-bpcb, July 2013ignore
Testament of Youth - Part 1 12Diane-bpcb, July 2013ignore
Testament of Youth - Part 2 4george1295, March 2012ignore
Vote for next two books 27Cecilturtle, February 2012ignore
Tristram Shandy: Books 7-9 9billiejean, February 2012ignore
Tristram Shandy, Books 4-6 7jfetting, August 2011ignore
Tristram Shandy: Books 1-3 14DanMat, August 2011ignore
Nominations for July/August/September 2011 35rosemeria, July 2011ignore
Jude the Obscure: Parts 4-6 1wookiebender, July 2011ignore
Jude the Obscure: Parts 1-3 1wookiebender, July 2011ignore
Phantom of the Opera 1&2 1CaraZ, July 2011ignore
Where'd everybody go? 7guppyfp, June 2011ignore
Les Miserables--Volume 1: Book 1--5 15billiejean, May 2011ignore
Madame Bovary: Part 3 6DanMat, April 2011ignore
The Way We Live Now--Final (Chapters LXXX--C) 80--100 2PensiveCat, March 2011ignore
Heart of Darkness: Final Thoughts 16DanMat, March 2011ignore
Madame Bovary: Part 2 5DanMat, March 2011ignore
The Way We Live Now--Chapters LX--LXXX (60--80) 7lyzard, February 2011ignore
Group page 2wookiebender, February 2011ignore
The Way We Live Now: Chapters I to XX 10suaby, February 2011ignore
The Way We Live Now--Chapters XXI--XL (21--40) 7lyzard, January 2011ignore
When tackling a complex 19th Century novel or other classic, are there websites that list characters 3Nickelini, January 2011ignore
Nominations for the next two reads: January to March 2011 43ladymacbeth, January 2011ignore
Hello! 13scarper, December 2010ignore
October to December nominations 19scarper, November 2010ignore
Madame Bovary: Part 1 3Donna828, August 2010ignore
The Red and the Black: Book 1 12technodiabla, August 2010ignore
Madame Bovary: General Discussion (SPOILER FREE) 4Cecilturtle, August 2010ignore
ffortsa joins the club 4ffortsa, August 2010ignore
The Red and the Black: Book 2 9george1295, August 2010ignore
July--Sept Nominations 46lilisin, July 2010ignore
Buddenbrooks Parts 8-11 5Cecilturtle, June 2010ignore
Buddenbrooks: Parts 4-7 4scarper, June 2010ignore
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell 13rfb, June 2010ignore
Buddenbrooks: Parts 1-3 7technodiabla, June 2010ignore
April - June nominations 73scarper, May 2010ignore
2666-- with spoilers! 7technodiabla, March 2010ignore
Oh Dear! Why didn't I find this Group Sooner? 6Anastasia169, March 2010ignore
Sigrid Undset: A Timeline 23Jordanus, March 2010ignore
Question about a translation 4aluvalibri, March 2010ignore
2666 general thread *spoiler free* 23rainpebble, March 2010ignore
where is everyone? 15rainpebble, February 2010ignore
To Kindle or not to Kindle; that is the? 4dancingstarfish, February 2010ignore
Dr. Zhivago - General discussion 25Cecilturtle, January 2010ignore
belva: She's here!~! 1rainpebble, January 2010ignore
The Group Reads Coffeehouse 248socialpages, January 2010ignore
The Master and Margarita: Book One 8humbertomata, January 2010ignore
Christmas/holiday reading 8wrmjr66, January 2010ignore
The next book; Nominations open for January - March 2010 83wookiebender, December 2009ignore
Vanity Fair Part Two: 4rosemeria, December 2009ignore
Life and Fate: Final Thoughts 4Cecilturtle, December 2009ignore
Life and Fate: Part 3 5Cecilturtle, December 2009ignore
[Vanity Fair] Part One: 10tames, December 2009ignore
New to group 14kjellika, December 2009ignore
Vanity Fair; who's in; who's out? 17digifish_books, December 2009ignore
The next book; Nominations open for Autumn/Spring of 2009 106rainpebble, December 2009ignore
Vanity Fair Part Three: 6englishrose60, November 2009ignore
Vanity Fair Part Four 3englishrose60, November 2009ignore
Life and Fate: Part 2 14rainpebble, November 2009ignore
Life and Fate: Part 1 36rainpebble, November 2009ignore
Vanity Fair general thread 7wrmjr66, November 2009ignore
Life and Fate: Background and Sources 7rosemeria, October 2009ignore
Life and Fate: Who's in? 33Contusions, October 2009ignore
list of books already read 12rainpebble, September 2009ignore
Is Spencer Collection/Vanity Fair abridged? 5socialpages, September 2009ignore
The Woman in White 5: The Third Epoch (The Story Continued by Mrs. Catherick) - End 16digifish_books, September 2009ignore
Hello? 13digifish_books, September 2009ignore
The Master and Margarita: Final Comments 3socialpages, August 2009ignore
The Master and Margarita: Book Two 2Cecilturtle, August 2009ignore
The Master and Margarita: What edition are you reading? 13Cecilturtle, August 2009ignore
The Woman in White 3: Second Epoch VII - The Third Epoch 11rebeccareid, August 2009ignore
The Woman in White 4: The Third Epoch - The Story Continued by Mrs. Catherick 8Cecilturtle, July 2009ignore
The Woman in White 1: Preamble- The Second Epoch (the story continued by Marian Malcombe) 38rebeccareid, July 2009ignore
The Woman in White 2: The Second Epoch I - VII 3theaelizabet, July 2009ignore
The Master and Margherita 2kjellika, July 2009ignore
TFS: Comments in retrospect... 5rfb, June 2009ignore
TFS:To Let. 13rebeccareid, June 2009ignore
Reviews of the Books 3teelgee, June 2009ignore
TFS: In Chancery, (Interlude) Awakening, 20rebeccareid, June 2009ignore
Woman in White - Need a Push 9wookiebender, June 2009ignore
TFS: The Man of Property,(Interlude) Indian Summer of a Forsyte, 14rebeccareid, June 2009ignore
The next book after 'Pale Fire' and 'The Forsyte Saga' 94kjellika, June 2009ignore
Group Read Administration questions 27billiejean, May 2009ignore
The Forsyte Saga: An Introduction 35shinyone, April 2009ignore
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov 68billiejean, April 2009ignore
The Age of Innocence : Book 2 (Chapters XIX - XXXIV) 35rfb, March 2009ignore
The Leopard........Final Impressions 12wookiebender, March 2009ignore
Next book after [The Leopard]? 144Pummzie, March 2009ignore
The Leopard......Chapters 1 & 2 22HeathMochaFrost, March 2009ignore
The Leopard..........Chapters 3 & 4 7Rubbah, March 2009ignore
The Leopard........Chapters 5 -8 6Donna828, February 2009ignore
Pere Goriot by Honore De Balzac - Second half & Final Impressions 9wookiebender, February 2009ignore
Next book after Pere Goriot? 64teelgee, February 2009ignore
The Leopard......Chapters 1 & 2 2teelgee, February 2009ignore
Pere Goriot by Honore De Balzac - First half of the book 19wookiebender, January 2009ignore
Group Read: Pere Goriot by Honore De Balzac - who's in? 24englishrose60, January 2009ignore
Next book after Kafka and Joyce 96kjellika, December 2008ignore
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce - Chapters 5 & Final Impressions 5wookiebender, December 2008ignore

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