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  • Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Grey

    3 50.00%
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - The Sign of Four

    1 16.67%
  • Henrik Ibsen - Hedda Gabler

    1 16.67%
  • Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    2 33.33%
  • George R. Gissing - New Grub Street

    2 33.33%
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - The White Company

    1 16.67%
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    1 16.67%
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman - The Yellow Wallpaper

    3 50.00%
  • George Grossmith - The Diary of a Nobody

    1 16.67%
  • Karl May - Winnetou

    1 16.67%
  • George R. Gissing - The Odd Women

    1 16.67%
  • Lewis Carroll - Sylvie and Bruno

    1 16.67%
  • Mark Twain - Pudd'nhead Wilson

    1 16.67%
  • Anthony Hope - The Prisoner of Zenda

    2 33.33%
  • George Bernard Shaw - Arms and the Man

    1 16.67%
  • H.G. Wells - The Time Machine

    2 33.33%
  • Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest

    2 33.33%
  • Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book

    1 16.67%
  • H.G. Wells - The Island of Dr. Moreau

    1 16.67%
  • Anton Chekhov - The Seagull

    1 16.67%
  • Sarah Orne Jewett - The Country of the Pointed Firs

    1 16.67%
  • Bram Stoker - Dracula

    3 50.00%
  • H.G. Wells - The Invisible Man

    1 16.67%
  • Edmond Rostand - Cyrano de Bergerac

    1 16.67%
  • H.G. Wells - The War of the Worlds

    2 33.33%
  • Henry James - The Turn of the Screw

    2 33.33%
  • Knut Hamsun - Victoria

    1 16.67%
  • Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness

    3 50.00%
  • Kate Chopin - The Awakening

    2 33.33%
  • E. Nesbit - The Story of the Treasure Seekers

    1 16.67%
  • Otter

    0 0%
  • This list is too Anglophone

    0 0%
  • I refuse to subject literature to a popularity contest for highbrow reasons

    0 0%
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    Tolstoy, Father Sergius
    Kate Chopin, The Awakening
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
    Tess of the D'Urbervilles
    The Yellow Wallpaper
    The Turn of the Screw
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    Dracula Dracula
    by Bram Stoker

    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    by Oscar Wilde

    The Importance of Being Earnest
    by Oscar Wilde

    The Time Machine
    by H.G. Wells

    The War of the Worlds
    by H.G. Wells

    The Sign of Four
    by Arthur Conan Doyle

    Jude the Obscure
    by Thomas Hardy

    The Island of Dr. Moreau
    by H.G. Wells

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles
    by Thomas Hardy

    The Awakening
    by Kate Chopin

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    by Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Invisible Man
    by H.G. Wells

    Hunger Hunger
    by Knut Hamsun

    The Turn of the Screw
    by Henry James

    The Red Badge of Courage
    by Stephen Crane

    Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler
    by Henrik Ibsen

    Pan Pan
    by Knut Hamsun

    Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary
    by Joseph Conrad

    McTeague McTeague
    by Frank Norris

    The Diary of a Nobody
    by George Grossmith

    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
    by Ambrose Bierce

    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
    by Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    by Erik Larson

    Great Short Works
    by Leo Tolstoy

    The Yellow Wallpaper
    by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Jungle Books
    by Rudyard Kipling

    Quincas Borba Quincas Borba
    by Machado de Assis

    The Seagull The Seagull
    by Anton Chekhov

    Uncle Vanya Uncle Vanya
    by Anton Chekhov

    The Master Builder
    by Henrik Ibsen

    Victoria Victoria
    by Knut Hamsun

    Googling Books From the 1890s
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    The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories
    by Sarah Orne Jewett

    What Maisie Knew
    by Henry James

    A Shropshire Lad
    by A.E. Housman

    The Awakening and Selected Stories
    by Kate Chopin

    Sylvie and Bruno Concluded Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
    by Lewis Carroll

    The Collected Poems
    by W.B. Yeats

    The Lady with the Little Dog
    by Anton Chekhov

    The Night Circus
    by Erin Morgenstern

    Lady Windermere's Fan
    by Oscar Wilde

    Elizabeth and Her German Garden
    by Elizabeth von Arnim

    Resurrection Resurrection
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Father Sergius
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Ward No. 6 and Other Stories
    by Anton Chekhov

    Una vita Una vita
    by Italo Svevo

    The Prisoner of Zenda
    by Anthony Hope

    The Second Jungle Book
    by Rudyard Kipling

    News from Nowhere and Other Writings
    by William Morris

    The Alienist
    by Caleb Carr
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    Damn, I forgot Jude the Obscure...possibly partly because I was trying to limit the selection. I deliberately omitted poetry and factual works but there's no reason people can't nominate them!
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    Heart of Darkness
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek.
    But first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught with peril.
    You shall see things, wonderful to tell. You shall see a... cow... on the roof of a cotton house. And, oh, so many startlements.
    I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the ob-stacles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward.
    Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pukq_XJmM-k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iris View Post
    Heart of Darkness
    Should always be read alongside this: Chinua Achebe: "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'"
    “Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us”
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    + Drama > Shaw, The Devil's Disciple; Strindberg, Miss Julie
    Not so much into poetry ...but let's say Swinburne and D'Annunzio from that period
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    None of them.

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    I voted The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds because, of all the books listed, only those 2 have I read. Haven't had a chance to get my hands on a copy of The Invisible Man yet. H.G. Wells kicked ass.

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    + The Golden Bough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim View Post
    Interesting article about racism in Heart of Darkness. It is disturbing when you encounter racism in older literature. I would call it the condescending variety of racism in HOD. Once at a thrift shop, I bought a beautifully bound old book about Vienna that was written in 1904. I was excited about my find, until I started reading it. Almost immediately, the author began a scathing description of the Jews and the Jewish ghettos in Vienna with such obvious hatred. For me, it was a glimpse at the mentality that allowed the holocaust.
    You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek.
    But first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught with peril.
    You shall see things, wonderful to tell. You shall see a... cow... on the roof of a cotton house. And, oh, so many startlements.
    I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the ob-stacles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward.
    Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation
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    Dracula's a pretty good book.

    "The stake on which we fight is of balanced on life and death"- Van Helsing (paraphrase)

    I feel like a simpleton for having read barely any of these.

    EDIT: Also, I like how "Otter" is a choice.

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    It's my view that the 1890s were a rather rubbish time for literature and that even the H.G. Wells books can seem dated and somewhat tame. I would probably choose a Wilde or an Ibsen or the after-mentioned Jude the Obscure.
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