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

ThemaThemaBeiträgeLetzter Beitrag 
The Forsyte Saga: An Introduction Part II6 ungelesen / 6Kristelh, November 2014
Testament of Youth - Part 3 and Final Remarks4 ungelesen / 4Diane-bpcb, Juli 2013
Testament of Youth - Part 112 ungelesen / 12Diane-bpcb, Juli 2013
Testament of Youth - Part 24 ungelesen / 4george1295, März 2012
Vote for next two books27 ungelesen / 27Cecilturtle, Februar 2012
Tristram Shandy: Books 7-99 ungelesen / 9billiejean, Februar 2012
Tristram Shandy, Books 4-67 ungelesen / 7jfetting, August 2011
Tristram Shandy: Books 1-314 ungelesen / 14DanMat, August 2011
Nominations for July/August/September 201135 ungelesen / 35rosemeria, Juli 2011
Jude the Obscure: Parts 4-61 ungelesen / 1wookiebender, Juli 2011
Jude the Obscure: Parts 1-31 ungelesen / 1wookiebender, Juli 2011
Phantom of the Opera 1&21 ungelesen / 1CaraZ, Juli 2011
Where'd everybody go?7 ungelesen / 7guppyfp, Juni 2011
Les Miserables--Volume 1: Book 1--515 ungelesen / 15billiejean, Mai 2011
Madame Bovary: Part 36 ungelesen / 6DanMat, April 2011
The Way We Live Now--Final (Chapters LXXX--C) 80--1003 ungelesen / 3PensiveCat, März 2011
Heart of Darkness: Final Thoughts16 ungelesen / 16DanMat, März 2011
Madame Bovary: Part 25 ungelesen / 5DanMat, März 2011
The Way We Live Now--Chapters LX--LXXX (60--80)7 ungelesen / 7lyzard, Februar 2011
Group page2 ungelesen / 2wookiebender, Februar 2011
The Way We Live Now: Chapters I to XX10 ungelesen / 10suaby, Februar 2011
The Way We Live Now--Chapters XXI--XL (21--40)8 ungelesen / 8lyzard, Januar 2011
When tackling a complex 19th Century novel or other classic, are there websites that list characters3 ungelesen / 3Nickelini, Januar 2011
Nominations for the next two reads: January to March 201143 ungelesen / 43ladymacbeth, Januar 2011
Hello!13 ungelesen / 13scarper, Dezember 2010
October to December nominations19 ungelesen / 19scarper, November 2010
Madame Bovary: Part 13 ungelesen / 3Donna828, August 2010
The Red and the Black: Book 112 ungelesen / 12technodiabla, August 2010
Madame Bovary: General Discussion (SPOILER FREE)4 ungelesen / 4Cecilturtle, August 2010
ffortsa joins the club4 ungelesen / 4ffortsa, August 2010
The Red and the Black: Book 29 ungelesen / 9george1295, August 2010
July--Sept Nominations46 ungelesen / 46lilisin, Juli 2010
Buddenbrooks Parts 8-115 ungelesen / 5Cecilturtle, Juni 2010
Buddenbrooks: Parts 4-74 ungelesen / 4scarper, Juni 2010
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell13 ungelesen / 13rfb, Juni 2010
Buddenbrooks: Parts 1-37 ungelesen / 7technodiabla, Juni 2010
April - June nominations73 ungelesen / 73scarper, Mai 2010
2666-- with spoilers!7 ungelesen / 7technodiabla, März 2010
Oh Dear! Why didn't I find this Group Sooner?6 ungelesen / 6Anastasia169, März 2010
Sigrid Undset: A Timeline24 ungelesen / 24Jordanus, März 2010
Question about a translation4 ungelesen / 4aluvalibri, März 2010
2666 general thread *spoiler free*23 ungelesen / 23rainpebble, März 2010
where is everyone?15 ungelesen / 15rainpebble, Februar 2010
To Kindle or not to Kindle; that is the?4 ungelesen / 4dancingstarfish, Februar 2010
Dr. Zhivago - General discussion25 ungelesen / 25Cecilturtle, Januar 2010
belva: She's here!~!1 ungelesen / 1rainpebble, Januar 2010
The Group Reads Coffeehouse250 ungelesen / 250socialpages, Januar 2010
The Master and Margarita: Book One8 ungelesen / 8humbertomata, Januar 2010
Christmas/holiday reading8 ungelesen / 8wrmjr66, Januar 2010
The next book; Nominations open for January - March 201083 ungelesen / 83wookiebender, Dezember 2009
Vanity Fair Part Two:4 ungelesen / 4rosemeria, Dezember 2009
Life and Fate: Final Thoughts4 ungelesen / 4Cecilturtle, Dezember 2009
Life and Fate: Part 35 ungelesen / 5Cecilturtle, Dezember 2009
[Vanity Fair] Part One:10 ungelesen / 10tames, Dezember 2009
New to group14 ungelesen / 14kjellika, Dezember 2009
Vanity Fair; who's in; who's out?17 ungelesen / 17digifish_books, Dezember 2009
The next book; Nominations open for Autumn/Spring of 2009106 ungelesen / 106rainpebble, Dezember 2009
Vanity Fair Part Three:6 ungelesen / 6englishrose60, November 2009
Vanity Fair Part Four3 ungelesen / 3englishrose60, November 2009
Life and Fate: Part 215 ungelesen / 15rainpebble, November 2009
Life and Fate: Part 136 ungelesen / 36rainpebble, November 2009
Vanity Fair general thread7 ungelesen / 7wrmjr66, November 2009
Life and Fate: Background and Sources8 ungelesen / 8rosemeria, Oktober 2009
Life and Fate: Who's in?33 ungelesen / 33Contusions, Oktober 2009
list of books already read12 ungelesen / 12rainpebble, September 2009
Is Spencer Collection/Vanity Fair abridged?5 ungelesen / 5socialpages, September 2009
The Woman in White 5: The Third Epoch (The Story Continued by Mrs. Catherick) - End16 ungelesen / 16digifish_books, September 2009
Hello?13 ungelesen / 13digifish_books, September 2009
The Master and Margarita: Final Comments3 ungelesen / 3socialpages, August 2009
The Master and Margarita: Book Two2 ungelesen / 2Cecilturtle, August 2009
The Master and Margarita: What edition are you reading?13 ungelesen / 13Cecilturtle, August 2009
The Woman in White 3: Second Epoch VII - The Third Epoch11 ungelesen / 11rebeccareid, August 2009
The Woman in White 4: The Third Epoch - The Story Continued by Mrs. Catherick8 ungelesen / 8Cecilturtle, Juli 2009
The Woman in White 1: Preamble- The Second Epoch (the story continued by Marian Malcombe)38 ungelesen / 38rebeccareid, Juli 2009
The Woman in White 2: The Second Epoch I - VII3 ungelesen / 3theaelizabet, Juli 2009
The Master and Margherita2 ungelesen / 2kjellika, Juli 2009
TFS: Comments in retrospect...5 ungelesen / 5rfb, Juni 2009
TFS:To Let.13 ungelesen / 13rebeccareid, Juni 2009
Reviews of the Books4 ungelesen / 4teelgee, Juni 2009
TFS: In Chancery, (Interlude) Awakening,20 ungelesen / 20rebeccareid, Juni 2009
Woman in White - Need a Push9 ungelesen / 9wookiebender, Juni 2009
TFS: The Man of Property,(Interlude) Indian Summer of a Forsyte,14 ungelesen / 14rebeccareid, Juni 2009
The next book after 'Pale Fire' and 'The Forsyte Saga'94 ungelesen / 94kjellika, Juni 2009
Group Read Administration questions27 ungelesen / 27billiejean, Mai 2009
The Forsyte Saga: An Introduction35 ungelesen / 35shinyone, April 2009
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov68 ungelesen / 68billiejean, April 2009
The Age of Innocence : Book 2 (Chapters XIX - XXXIV)35 ungelesen / 35rfb, März 2009
The Leopard........Final Impressions12 ungelesen / 12wookiebender, März 2009
Next book after [The Leopard]?146 ungelesen / 146Pummzie, März 2009
The Leopard......Chapters 1 & 222 ungelesen / 22HeathMochaFrost, März 2009
The Forsyte Saga: An Introduction Part II1 ungelesen / 1carmody, März 2009
The Leopard..........Chapters 3 & 47 ungelesen / 7Rubbah, März 2009
The Leopard........Chapters 5 -86 ungelesen / 6Donna828, Februar 2009
In Chancery, (Interlude) Awakening,1 ungelesen / 1Urquhart, Februar 2009
Pere Goriot by Honore De Balzac - Second half & Final Impressions9 ungelesen / 9wookiebender, Februar 2009
Next book after Pere Goriot?65 ungelesen / 65teelgee, Februar 2009
The Leopard......Chapters 1 & 22 ungelesen / 2teelgee, Februar 2009
Pere Goriot by Honore De Balzac - First half of the book19 ungelesen / 19wookiebender, Januar 2009
Group Read: Pere Goriot by Honore De Balzac - who's in?24 ungelesen / 24englishrose60, Januar 2009
Next book after Kafka and Joyce97 ungelesen / 97kjellika, Dezember 2008
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