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Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov
Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4)
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright
Chronicle of the 20th Century: The Ultimate Record of Our Times
Clifton Daniel, John W. Kirshon
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen, Alfred Mac Adam How could I love Ms. Austen yet loathe the Brontes? I think this story is the reason why. It seriously seems like Ms. Austen has her tongue planted firmly in her cheek for the entire novel. Which kept me reading with anticipation rather than dread. The story itself is fairly simple but it's Ms. Austen's way with words and great interactions with her rather dense heroine that make this book great. I also liked that high romance for Catherine really wasn't the focal point even though all the books Catherine reads seem to be romantic bodice rippers.I am glad I started with this rather than the more famous Pride and Prejudice as it's helped me keep a more open mind to reading the rest of her books and maybe making a more serious effort on reading some of the other classic romance authors.